Social Sciences and Humanities

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28 February 2019

The new SSH integration report is out

Monitoring the development of SSH as a cross cutting issue is a commitment made under the Horizon 2020 Programme. This fourth Monitoring Report on Integration of SSH across Horizon 2020 shows that on many aspects progress has been made since the start of the programme. However, it also illustrates that more efforts are needed to get the results strived for in this policy area.

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31 October 2018

Delivering open and personalised mobile access to public services for senior citizens

Local governments are more and more using open data to provide public services to their citizens. However, they lack tools on how to involve citizens, especially older citizens, in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of these initiatives. The EU-funded Mobile Age project, together with older persons, local government and social care service providers, has developed and tested a co-creation methodology and tools in four pilot sites across Europe to improve social inclusion, access to healthcare, and mobility for seniors.

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23 October 2018

New publication: Solidarity in Europe - Alive and Active

This policy paper is based on the Horizon 2020 projects SOLIDUS and TransSOL. They form complementary investigations into solidarity, yielding theoretical and empirical insights into the nature, conditions and extent of individual and collective solidarities. SOLIDUS focused upon empowerment, social justice and citizenship with a view to understanding successful solidarity practices. TransSOL explored European paths to transnational solidarity at times of crisis through the lens of migration/asylum, unemployment and disability.

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29 August 2018

Measuring Youth Well-being: How a Pan-European Longitudinal Survey Can Improve Policy

This volume presents key findings from the EU funded Measuring Youth Well-being (MYWeB) project which assessed the feasibility of a European Longitudinal Study for Children and Young People (ELSCYP). It draws on the original empirical data from a panel of experts in the field of child well-being as well as field experiences from a number of European countries. MYWeB explored strategies and methodological challenges for involving children and young people in well-being research in order to fight poverty and social exclusion. It does so by evaluating different options to measure the well-being of children and young people across Europe using a child centric approach.

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