IPOLIS is being extended

In its present status, IPOLIS, the Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System, contains data on children, young people and older people. As an undergoing work, it is now being extended to include disabled persons and migrants (including people with migration background, too). A short note written by András Gábos on the related work to upgrade the visualization tool and the web interface has been published recently. 

InGRID-2 working paper “Social status inequalities in child poverty in the European Union” has been published

The main objective of the report is to descriptively analyse child poverty and the relationship between parental background and material living conditions among children in the EU, while also capturing trajectories in the period of and following the Great Recession. The findings show that there is a considerable difference in the evolution of poverty and material living conditions of children within EU member states depending on what poverty concept and what measure is applied to monitor these trends. The paper was edited by our colleague,  András Gábos. He also contributed to the paper among others. 

Additional information and deadline extension for submitting papers

The organizers of the 15th Conference „Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe“ are currently assuming that the event will take place as scheduled: October 12-14 2020.  
The main topic of the Conference is “Convergence or Divergence”. (For more details please click here.) As always, initiatives, projects and releases on social monitoring and reporting in Europe are invited as well. Nevertheless, the organisers would be keen to welcome proposals to present initiatives to monitor the social impacts of the current Corona pandemic in terms of well-being, attitudes, and behavior. 

InGRID-2 research report “Research infrastructure gaps report Central and Eastern Europe” has been published

The aim of this report is to map the gaps in data sets and research infrastructures in Central and Eastern Europe and to analyse the main obstacles and challenges that underpin these gaps. Also, two case studies with a focus on gaps in data on vulnerable groups in Hungary and working conditions in Poland are presented in the paper. Our colleague, András Gábos is a co-author of the report. 

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.