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Closing of R-HOME

The project R-HOME “Roma: Housing, Opportunities, Mobilisation and Empowerment”, co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020) is coming to its end.
The project aimed to fight against Roma discrimination with a focus on housing and supporting Roma's social inclusion and empowerment.
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Studies on sharing economy

Anikó Bernát is the co-author of several studies on sharing economy that was published recently. All the studies can be downloaded for free. Click here for the study „Solidarity and Care Economy in Times of ‘Crisis’: A View from Greece and Hungary Between 2015 and 2020.”, here for „Shared Mobility: A Reflection on Sharing Economy Initiatives in European Transportation Sectors” and here for „Processes of Proliferation: Impact Beyond Scaling in Sharing and Collaborative Economies.” Enjoy reading!

R-HOME Transnational Conference

The final conference of R-HOME is coming up. The conference, which will be held online on 13 January 2022 January aims to present the housing situation of the Roma people through the results of research on the housing situation and the analysis of some empowerment projects and programs carried out in five countries of the European Union: France, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Spain. Our colleague Anikó Bernát speaks about mutual learning on Roma housing and participation. To participate the conference registration is mandatory. 

Programme

9:15 am: Institutional welcome – Department of Sociology and Social Studies Università Milano Bicocca – Caritas Ambrosiana – Municipality of Milano

Towards a new Weberian taxonomy

Iván Szelényi’s most recent paper has been just published in Volume 14 of International Political Anthropology. The paper follows Weber’s interpretative sociology in trying to identify the various systems of domination in the 21st century. The authors aim to describe the “actually existing” systems: liberalism, conservativism, illiberalism, authoritarianism, dictatorship, and despotism.

 

Discover how IPOLIS works

TÁRKI developed its Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System, IPOLIS. IPOLIS is a comprehensive, multidimensional, cross-country, and over-time comparative database on the quality of life of vulnerable groups in European societies. The database includes five vulnerable groups: children, young persons, older persons, disabled persons, and migrants. The data visualisation tool attached to IPOLIS provides a resource for user groups with various backgrounds (such as researchers, policy makers, NGO experts, journalists, students) to explore the database in a flexible way and to extract outputs tailored to their needs.

“Come back, if it’s possible!”

In the 2021/2 issue of Esély (journal of social policy) a paper written by our colleague Borbála Lőrincz was published under the title “Come back, if it’s possible!” Good Practices and Dilemmas from a Children’s Camp Project in a Szekler Village. The project in the focus of the paper grew out of qualitative, empirical study, which researched everyday ethnicity and minority identities in a small Transylvanian village. The text presents the process in which a scientific work is applied and therefore validated in practice for the sake of the researched community. Furthermore, it aims to provide guidelines for those who do research and/or philanthropy in marginalized communities, especially among transborder ethnic Hungarians.

Study of our colleagues in Surveyinsights

The phenomenon of declining response rates is a major challenge for empirical social research. Should the loss of response units be non-random, population estimates may become biased. A rising share of the “unreachable” may lead to an increased probability of non-randomness of the loss. Exploring the process is, therefore, crucial to understand what can be expected of our achieved samples. Click here to read the study by our colleagues in “Survey Methods: Insights from the Field” journal.

Updated and extended IPOLIS is launched

TÁRKI has launched an updated and extended version of its Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System, IPOLIS. IPOLIS was developed within the frame of the InGRID and InGRID-2 projects, relying on inputs from other partners.
IPOLIS is a comprehensive, multidimensional, cross-country, and over-time comparative database on the quality of life of vulnerable groups in European societies. The updated version of the indicator database includes five vulnerable groups: children, young people, older people, disabled persons, and migrants. The data visualization tool attached to IPOLIS aims to serve as a resource for various user groups (such as researchers, policy makers, NGO experts, journalists, students) to explore the database in a flexible way and to extract outputs tailored to their needs.