Research on social innovation: Inventory of projects funded under the EU Research Framework Programmes
The FP7 Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme has published an updated inventory of social innovation research projects funded under Framework Programmes 5, 6 and 7. The inventory now includes projects that started in 2013. It provides short descriptions of the projects, including information on the coordinating institutions and the websites (if available).
Welfare and Values in Europe: Transitions related to Religion, Minorities and Gender. Eastern Europe: Latvia, Poland, Croatia, Romania
Edited by Anders Bäckström; Published 2012 by CRS; ISBN 978-91-554-8545-0; 340 pages
This book is the third in the series of three from the research project Welfare
and Values in Europe: Transitions Related to Religion, Minorities and
Gender, WaVE for short. The WaVE-project responded to a call by the
European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme for research on ‘values
and religions in Europe’. The call invited studies aiming ‘to better
understand the significance and impact of values and religions in societies
across Europe and their roles in relation to changes in society and to the
emergence of European identities’.
The Commission sought an exploration
of how religion is used as a factor in solidarity or discrimination, tolerance
or intolerance and inclusiveness or xenophobia. It was looking for insight on
ways to ensure the peaceful coexistence of different value systems through a
comparison of various policies and practices employed in European
countries, and through a consideration of their relative degrees of success. It
was the positive response by the European Commission to our proposal in
2005 that enabled the European research group to carry out this project
successfully. The project ended formally in March 2009 with an
international conference at Uppsala University; the work on these volumes
has been completed since then.
- More information on WAVE project
Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society - Policy review of research results
If Europe wants to realise its full potential and provide jobs to 75 % of its working population it needs to use the talents and skills of all its citizens, in particular young people. The policy review 'Social inclusion of youth on the margins of society' looks into the lives and aspirations of young people who face severe or multiple forms of social exclusion, such as young migrants, young Roma, long-term unemployed, homeless youth and young people in public care. It analyses the causes and processes of their exclusion and focuses on policy solutions to break the individual and social glass-ceiling. This policy review summarises the evidence of a cluster of five youth-oriented research projects launched in 2008 and broadens the evidence basis for stimulating inclusive growth in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy and its flagship initiatives 'Youth on the move' and the 'European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion'.