Report on the Impact of an Integrated Approach to Social Cohesion

The final comparative report of LOCALISE is now online. The report focuses on the organisation of encounters between welfare caseworkers and vulnerable citizens in daily practice. The report finds that (1) the way individuals are processed depends to a large extent on the significance of bureaucratic procedures in an employment system; (2) the autonomy of…

Second European Policy Brief published by LOCALISE

As the final deliverable of the LOCALISE project, a second European Policy Brief has been published under the title “How the governance of employment systems affects social cohesion: Lessons and local best practices from six European countries”. The Policy Brief is available here.

Early Stage Researchers Conference Bordeaux

On May 12 and 13, the Early Stage Researchers Conference “Delivering integrated employment policies: cross-sectorial policies in practice” took place at the University of Bordeaux in France. This event was held in the framework of the FP7 project LOCALISE, and funded by Ediburgh Napier University and the University of Bordeaux. 14 young researchers had the…

Series of “Local Authority Meetings” launched

The research in LOCALISE is geared not only towards the scientific community but also to policy-makers and administrators responsible for designing local social cohesion policies. For this reason, the six country teams have recently begun a series of “Local Authority Meetings” in which they present the research results of LOCALISE to the local stakeholders interviewed…

Report on the Individualization of Social Citizenship in Europe

LOCALISE recently completed its report on the “Individualisation of Social Citizenship in Europe”. Based on interviews with welfare caseworkers and clients in six European cities, the report takes an exploratory look at the governance of the individual in active welfare states. The main insight emanating from the report is that national policy/administrative regimes as well…

Joint FP7 Policy Conference “Building Inclusive Welfare Systems: A Dialogue Between Research and Practice”

On 5 June 2014, four international research projects funded by the European Commission under the call “Local welfare systems favouring social cohesion” – COPE, FLOWS, LOCALISE and WILCO – will present their policy-relevant findings to an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and interested others in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to fuel a constructive…

4th LOCALISE Newsletter

The 4th LOCALISE Newsletter with information on current research activities and upcoming events has just been published! Click here to view the newsletter.

Call: Early Stage Researchers Conference Bordeaux 2014

The Early Stage Researchers Conferemce “Delivering integrated employment policies. Cross-sectorial policies in practice” will take place in Bordeaux, France, on May, 12-13, 2014. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014. More information and the callfor papers can be found here.

Joint FP7 Conference “Towards Inclusive Employment and Welfare Systems”, Berlin, October 2014

In October 2014, six FP7 research projects (COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO) are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion policies – where they exist – on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion. Attention will also be paid to…

Horizon 2020 – Inclusive Societies

On October 24, 2013, Martin Heidenreich presented insights on the findings of the LOCALISE research as well as suggestions for future research funding at the “Horizon 2020 – Inclusive Societies”-Workshop, organised by the European Commisison in Berlin. Furter information and the  slides of the presentation are available here: