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Publication cover: Population ageing in Europe - Facts, implications and policies

Population ageing in Europe

Facts, implications and policies

Longevity is one of the biggest achievements of modern societies. In the last 20 years, people all over the world have, on average, gained 6 years of life expectancy. By 2020, a quarter of Europeans will be over 60 years of age. Combined with low birth rates, this will bring about significant changes to the structure of European society, which will impact on our economy, social security and health care systems, the labour market and many other spheres of our lives.

Research on ageing has and will continue to be a vital part of the EU’s framework programmes for research. This publication aims to address the question of how Europe is prepared for advanced population ageing. Can it face the challenges? Can it seize the opportunities?

 

Social innovation research in the European Union

Publication cover: Social innovation research in the European Union: Approaches, findings and future directions

Buzzword’ or ‘Concept’? ‘Solution’ or ‘Tool’? ‘Sustainable’ or ‘Elusive’?

Although social innovations pop up in many areas and policies and in many disguises, and social innovation is researched from a number of theoretical and methodological angles, the conditions under which social innovations develop, flourish and sustain and finally lead to societal change are not yet fully understood both in political and academic circles. However, in particular in the current times of social, political and economic crisis, social innovation has evoked many hopes and further triggered academic and political debates.

This policy review, written by Jane Jenson and Denis Harrisson, has produced a systematic overview of research findings of 17 comparative European projects in the area of social innovation. The review focusses on how these projects address ‘social innovation’ in terms of theory, methodology, policy areas, actors and level of analysis with the aim of bringing the results to the attention of policy-makers, wider groups of stakeholders and the broader public in a comprehensive way.

 

Scientific evidence for policy-making

Scientific evidence for policy-making: Research insights from socio-economic sciences and humanities

This publication compiles a set of short policy papers developed by the EU-funded project SCOOP (2009-2012), aimed at strengthening the links between research and policy making in Europe.

 

Co-creating European Union Citizenship

Co-creating European Union Citizenship: Policy review

This Policy Review critically discusses the advances in the “co-creation” of European Union citizenship over the past twenty years, while highlighting the manifold remaining obstacles to the exercise of citizenship rights.

 

Far from frozen

Far from frozen: Creative Strategies of Young People in Disadvantaged Circumstances

What do children and young people think about education? Possible answers to this question are elaborated in this book, which portrays and illustrates how young people from different European countries view and experience education. The book is based on a collection of essays that students were asked to write as part of an international research project.

 

 

 

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Far from frozen: Creative Strategies of Young People in Disadvantaged Circumstances
What do children and young people think about education? Find answers in this book, which portrays how young people from Europe view and experience education.

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