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:

Report on “Europeanisation of Local Social Cohesion Policies”

The LOCALISE report on Europeanisation of Local Social Cohesion Policies has been recently launched. The report looks at the role which European policies play at the local level in six European countries. As a main result, it highlights the relevance of financial resources (mainly the ESF) for local social and employment policies. The report can…

ImPRovE Conference “Improving poverty reduction in Europe”

It is our pleasure to invite you to the conference “Improving poverty reduction in Europe” on 14-15 November 2013 in Brussels. The conference will build on recent work by the EU-funded ImPRovE Consortium and will bring together knowledge generated in related major EU-funded projects, such as the GINI project, COPE, LOCALISE and Net-SILC2. In addition,…

Comparative Report on the Local Governance of Social Cohesion

The analysis of local governance of social cohesion is the core of the LOCALISE project. Recently, a comparison on the organisational challenge of integrated social and employment policies in 18 local entities in six European countries has been finished. Please find here the report as pdf.

FP7 Summer School in Barcelona

The FP7 Summer School on Local Welfare Systems and Social Cohesion was a very fruitful, enjoyable and successful event for all participants. Between the 10th and the 12th of June 2013, 18 PhD students and five senior researchers from the FP7 projects COPE, WILCO, FLOWS and LOCALISE had the pleasure to meet at the Universitat…