Linking and framing data to policy: Innovations of a European research infrastructure focusing on inclusive growth

Document date: 
Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

InGRID as research infrastructure project serves the social sciences community that aspires to make an evidence-based contribution to the European policy challenge of inclusive growth. It is a social sciences community that focuses on social in/exclusion, vulnerability-at-work and related social and labour market policies from a European comparative perspective. It is an interdisciplinary field of poverty research, labour studies, policy analysis and social statistics. Key tools in this social science research are all types of official statistical data: earnings statistics, administrative social data, labour market data, surveys on quality of life or working conditions, policy indicators.

The NTTS satellite events focuses on the challenges of the InGRID research infrastructure to link, combine and analyse all kinds of data in a comparative way in order to facilitate evidence-based social and employment policies in Europe. At the event new techniques in linking data and how such comparative data are combined into innovative indicators will be discussed.


For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the online version of the programme.

14.00 – 14.15

Introduction to the event

14.15 – 15.15

Innovations in data linkages


Data integration challenges in European research on inclusive labour markets
Ine Smits & Guy Van Gyes (HIVA-KU Leuven, Belgium)


Model-based approaches to poverty mapping. A critical review and applications Nikos Tzavidis (University of Southampton, UK)

15.15 – 15.30

Coffee break

15.40 – 16.45

Innovations in indicator-building


IPOLIS: The Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System
Andras Gabos & Istvan Toth (TARKI, Hungary)


Multidimensional indicators to measure children’s living conditions and deprivation
Antonella D'Agostino (University of Naples), Caterina Giusti & Monica Pratesi (University of Pisa, Italy)

16.45 – 17.00

Presenting then new InGRID2 research infrastructure project

17.00 – 17.30

Closing Reception celebrating the new project period 2017-2021