Comparative social inclusion policy and citizenship in Europe
Co-ordinator: University of Sheffield, Department of Sociological Studies, UK
Client: European Commission, DG Research
Contract Number: SOE2-CT97-3059
Duration: December 1997 – December 1999
SEDEC is a thematic network, funded by the TSER programme within the 4th Framework Programme, on “Comparative social inclusion policy and citizenship in Europe.” It focuses on comparative social inclusion policy frameworks, national case studies, perceptions, processes and evaluations and culminates in conclusions rethinking the European social model. These topics are discussed in thematic workshops and followed by national and synthesis reports based on available data. Apart from the ICCR, research institutions from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are participating.
Work package one has focused on concepts and paradigms in the light of internationalisation and structural change, has analysed types of welfare regimes and national perspectives as well as the implications of the paradigms analysis for the consequent work of the network.
The data-based reports within work package two have been concerned with the topics of recognition in terms of citizenship, political culture and social policy, demographic and other trends, with income, work, and social exclusion and poverty.
For the national case studies to be provided by the participating countries for work package three, the ICCR will analyse the implementation of the Austrian National Action Plan to fight unemployment.
- ICCR, Austria
- VUB, Brussels, Belgium
- CID, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Aalborg University, Denmark
- CRIDA, France
- InIIS, University of Bremen, Germany
- Fondazione Felicita Enrico Bignaschi e Figli, Italy
- CES – Centre for Social Studies, Portugal
- Department of Sociology, University of Barcelona, Spain
- School of Social Work, Lund University, Sweden
- Department of History and Politics, Middlesex University, UK
- STAKES, Helsinki, Finland
- Department of Social Sciences, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands