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: http://ec.europa.eu/research/social-sciences/events-248-presentations_en.html

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…

FP 7 Ph.D. conference: Local welfare systems and social cohesion

Time: 10-12 June Venue: Departament de Sociologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona Organizers: The course has been organized by four FP 7 projects, i.e. Localise, Cope, Wilco and Flows in collaboration with the Doctoral School of Social Science, Aalborg University. The local welfare state plays a major role in the delivery of services to welfare…

LOCALISE midterm workshop

LOCALISE is now halfway through the project period and we would like to cordially invite everyone interested in the project to participate in our midterm workshop! The workshop is to be held in Brussels on March 1st 2013 and aims at reflecting the implications of our research for policy-making. We will discuss comparative results of…

Milan Workshop on ‘Integrated Employment and Activation Policies’

In the framework of the LOCALISE Workshop on ‘Integrated Employment and Activation Policies’, researchers from all over Europe met in Milan from August 30-31. They contributed to the workshop with extremely interesting presentations and very fruitful discussions on a ‘second wave of activation studies’. Participants can find here papers and presentation slides (password protected). For…

2nd Progress Meeting

The aim of the Second Progress Meeting was: 1) to present the WP2 Comparative Paper and the plans for an edited volume; 2) to present WP4 National Reports and discuss the WP4 National Comparative Paper template; 3) to discuss and agree on the WP5 analytical framework; 4) to agree on a common methodology for developing…

Protected: Papers and slides of the Milan Workshop on “Integrated Employment and Activation Policies”

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