Open science and new technology, which make research findings freely available to everyone, have revolutionised academic research.
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.
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.
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.
The 3rd report on SSH integration in H2020 has been released
The report is based on projects financed under SSH flagged topics in 2016 which represent the most recent projects for which we have reliable data. Overall results are encouraging and fairly similar to previous findings. However, more efforts are needed to make sure that relevant expertise is included in interdisciplinary projects to address common challenges and create real impact.