Euroship kick-off meeting

The EUROSHIP project has successfully launched at the end of February 2020 in a kick-off meeting. During the meeting, the participants had the opportunity to get to know each other and discuss the work to be carried out in the EUROSHIP project and to agree on the next steps in the implementation of the project. During the two days, European labour and civil society organisations and researchers engaged in lively discussions about the challenges ahead of the EU and the Member States in closing gaps in European social citizenship.  



Call for applications: Expert workshop “Experimental designs in Social Policy Research: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats”

Deadline for applications: 31 May 2020 
Information on applications: 30 June 2020

When: 10-11 September 2020 
Where: Stockholm, Sweden 

Experimental and quasi-experimental research designs have become more popular in social policy research, following the general trend in microeconomics and sociology of advocating social experiments as the main tool for studying causal effects. The strengths of a well-defined experiment are undeniable. Nonetheless, limitations also exist in terms of scalability, generalisability, inherent heterogeneity, the complexity of social policy programs, and the political and ethical reality. 

Analysis of the situation of children in Hungary by András Gábos and István György Tóth has come out in Hungarian social policy periodical "Esély" (in Hungarian)

The paper analyses the effects of the Great Recession on child poverty in Hungary. The authors find that the increase in child poverty in the first phase of the crisis (2007–10) was driven by labour market trends, while the (weakened, but still functioning) automatic stabilizers reduced the magnitude of these effects. By contrast, in the second phase (2010–13), labour market processes started to improve, though the shift towards a regressive social policy regime contributed to increased poverty rates via the reduced poverty reduction impacts of cash benefits.

Another award for Tárki

This year the Bezerédj-prize was awarded to 'The Hungarian Social Report' series, published by Tárki Zrt. The Bezerédj -prize was founded by Dr. Zoltán Bezerédj in 1993 to acknowledge and reward prominent Hungarian entities in the field of Arts and Sciences living in the country or abroad. 'The HungarianSocial Report' series, after prominent researchers and artists, was awarded in 2019 by the board of curators. The prize was presented by the chair of the board, Zoltán Bezerédi.