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Resources, rights and capabilities; in search of social foundations for Europe

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 28549

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 744 012

  • EU contribution

    € 3 965 980

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

Objective

The promotion of individual and collective capabilities underpins CAPRIGHT's research on the relations between labour markets, employment and welfare regimes. This agenda creates a positive dynamic between social justice and eomic efficiency, the vital foundations for a knowledge eomy. The important priority is to allow every person, where ever she lives and works, to develop her own future with the resources that are available to her. What possibilities are open to her? What effective freedom of choice does she possess? What obstacles impede her plans? What forms of public action, subject to what types of public debate, are available to overcome these restrictions? How can public policy overcome inequalities of capabilities? What political procedures can Europe employ to push Member states in the direction of such change? CAPRIGHT integrates two approaches into one process: one addresses resource regimes, the other inequalities in capabilities, developed from the work of Amartya Sen. This involves disciplines of anthropology, eomics, history, law, political science and philosophy, sociology. CAPRIGHT will create a critical mass of empirical research in three key areas: gender equality, professional development and work restructuring. It will tribute to the creation, on several levels, of public spaces within which processes of deliberative social democracy can address these issues. Each area is analysed from three entry points, offering empirical evidence ?from the bottom up? within a WP: the actual trajectories of people?s working live; situated public action; social dialogue and European policy development. To ensure a unified approach, from the hypotheses to the clusions, the work is framed on the one hand by theoretical work and on the other by the elucidation of the political agenda. CAPRIGHT mobilises 24 partners from 13 European countries: 10 MS, 2 CC, 1 EC and 2 third-countries.

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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

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France

Participants (24)

UNIVERSITE NANCY 2

France

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES ECONOMIQUES ET SOCIALES

France

CENTRE D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES SUR LES QUALIFICATIONS

France

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

OBSERVATOIRE SOCIAL EUROPEEN, ASBL

Belgium

SOZIOLOGISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT GOETTINGEN (SOFI) E.V.

Germany

ZENTRUM FUER EUROPAEISCHE RECHTSPOLITIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

FORSCHUNGS- UND BERATUNGSSTELLE ARBEITSWELT

Austria

FONDAZIONE REGIONALE PIETRO SEVESO

Italy

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA

Italy

FACULDADE DE ECONOMIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO

Portugal

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA

Spain

STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

SZKOLA GLOWNA HANDLOWA

Poland

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES

Romania

UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY

Bulgaria

CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINARIO PARA EL ESTUDIO DE POLITICAS PUBLICAS

Argentina

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA

Uruguay

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, WESTERN SWITZERLAND

Switzerland

UNIVERSITÄT BREMEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 28549

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 744 012

  • EU contribution

    € 3 965 980

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France