Pioneered Kick off

Pioneered Kick-Off meeting was held on 24 March 2021. During the online discussion participants were able to get to know the partners involved in the project, study each work package in detail, discuss administrative chores, and then agreed on the tasks for the first year of the project. 

“Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” conference

The 15th conference of the series “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” was successfully held on 9th March 2021 with the title “Increasing Divergence and Changing Social Trends in Europe? – Longer-term Developments and Consequences of the Pandemic”. This year’s event took place online. 

The fascinating presentations of speakers from various well-known European Universities and Institutes can be downloaded from the conference series website

New study by our colleagues on the development of CEE countries

Our colleagues, István György Tóth and Márton Medgyesi, have written an overview on how ten Central and Eastern European countries have developed since the Regime change  - in terms of economic growth, labour market, inequalities and some well-being indicators. The study was published in the book titled Europe's Income, Wealth, Consumption, and Inequality, published by Oxford University Press. For more information, click here

The “Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe” online conference Registration is now open!

We are delighted to announce that the Registration for the 15th ‘Social Monitoring and Reporting in Europe' conference - Increasing divergence and changing social trends in Europe? Longer-term developments and consequences of the pandemic- that will take place on 9h March is now open.  

The conferences of the European Social Reporting Network have been held annually since 2006. Bringing together a range of experts in their field, these events have become a meeting ground for in-depth debates on comparative social monitoring and reporting, well-being and societal trends in Europe, as well as policy-related issues. 
The 2021 conference focuses on two main issues: 

The first Working paper of the Euroship project titled “State-of-the-art review of indicators and data on poverty and social exclusion” has been published

The aim of the Euroship project's paper is to evaluate the reliability and validity of existing indicators used by the European Commission to monitor developments in the field of poverty and social exclusion. The authors assess the quality and suitability of the main data sources to provide reliable indicators at the level of various vulnerable groups across Europe and identify any obstacles to comparative analyses across countries and over time, including the experiences of the European Statistical Office (Eurostat) and of national statistical offices.

Anikó Bernát’s article in the book “Economic and Social Perspectives on European Migration” has been published

The book addresses a wide range of migration-related issues in the European context and examines the socioeconomic consequences of migratory flows throughout Europe, focusing on a number of emblematic European countries. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the tension between migrants and their integration processes in the receiving country. The second part analyses the impact of migration on the economic structure of the receiving country, while the third part explores the varying degree of immigrants’ socioeconomic integration in the country of destination. Anikó Bernát’s article is in the first part. 

UPLIFT summary of the literature review has been published

The UPLIFT project aims to understand the underlying processes of the reproduction of urban social inequalities and the responses given in this situation in terms of possible public policy interventions to the inequality trap. This report sums up key social science concepts, theories and debates related to inequality. Successful intervention depends on understanding the drivers of inequalities and their dependencies. The role of the literature review was to help to formulate the theoretical framework of UPLIFT project.

Framework study on socio-economic inequalities in Europe

The purpose of the study is to reveal the complex picture of inequality in Europe. As part of the UPLIFT project, this framework study has been separated into two parts. The first part identifies the main drivers of different inequalities in Europe. It also discusses how the driver specifically impacts the young generation, i.e., those aged 15-29, and try to find evidence of the impact of the drivers, particularly in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis.

Atlas of inequalities in Europe has been published

The aim of the study is to describe the state and evolution of social inequalities in Europe showing trends during the economic crisis and the subsequent recovery years. A specific focus of the analysis is placed on the primary target group of UPLIFT project, the urban young population (those between 15 and 29 years of age). The analysis is performed at both the country and the regional level describing differences between regions and inequality within regions.