Why the Commission wants to tackle inequalities
Tackling inequalities is a political imperative for the European Commission.
Inequality in society has increased in the last 3 decades. The combined effects of globalisation, technological changes and tax reforms have led to greater income and wealth disparities - a situation which has been compounded by the 2008 economic crisis.
Scientific evidence shows that higher levels of inequality are not conducive to economic growth, can have negative implications for macroeconomic stability, and can potentially lead to higher social conflict.
For example, while reasons behind radicalisation trends are multifarious and complex, they include growing inequalities and the absence of concrete life perspectives for younger populations in Europe.
Rising inequalities also impact negatively on democratic, social and political participation and inclusion. The goal of reducing inequality includes addressing inequalities in the education system.
Project policy Briefs
SSH research projects publish policy briefs while they are active. Briefs related to culture and citizenship are listed below.
AGENTA: Ageing Europe
An application of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for explaining and projecting trends in public finances
ASSPRO CEE 2007
The price of a childbirth
Combating Inequalities Through Innovative Social Practices of and for Young people in Cities across Europe
Trends and impact of public administration reforms in Europe
Public services and the combat against poverty
Making persons with disabilities full citizens
European language diversity for all
Impact of local welfare systems on female labour force participation and social cohesion
Governance of educational trajectories in Europe
Poverty Reduction in Europe: Social policy and innovation
Innovative Social Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe
LifeLong / Learning / Innovation /Growth & Human Capital / Tracks in Europe
How the governance of employment systems affects social cohesion.
Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement (European Summary Brief)
Overcoming early job-insecurity in Europe
Mapping the Population Careers, Mobilities and Impacts of Advanced Research Degree Graduates in Social Sciences and Humanities
Reducing Early School Leaving in Europe
Social Entrepreneurship as a Force for more Inclusive and Innovative Societies
Empowering the Young for the Common Good
Tenancy law and housing policy in the EU
Welfare Innovations at the Local level in favour of Cohesion
Policies Supporting Young People in their Life Course