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New grant: NORFACE "Our Children's Future"

posted Oct 7, 2014, 7:22 AM by Heejung Chung   [ updated May 14, 2015, 12:25 PM ]
The Research proposal "Our Children's Future" in which I was a part of has been awarded the NORFACE Welfare Futures Grant by the NORFACE network.

This is an international project that examine attitudes to welfare and to the future development of welfare states in six European countries . People’s current aspirations, ideas and assumptions will be important drivers of change and persistence in European welfare states, and of the extent to which conflict and solidarity surround change. This project uses innovative methods (deliberative democratic forums, a qualitative cross-national focus group survey) to develop understanding of people’s aspirations for the Europe their children will inhabit.

The project will contribute to theoretical work on the main cleavages and solidarities driving social policy in different European welfare states and to more practical consideration of the parameters of acceptable policy change. It will supply new findings relevant to the politics and sociology of welfare and provide data for reanalysis and as a base-line in future studies.

The project is headed by Peter Taylor-Gooby (PI) and consists of welfare attitude experts across Europe.
Jorgen Goul Andersen and Christian Albrekt Larsen (Alborg), Maša Filipovič Hrast Tatjana Rakar (University of Ljubljana)Bjorn Hvinden and Mi Ah Schoyen (Nova), Steffen Mau and Christoph Burkhardt(Bremen), Wim van Oorschot (Leuven) along with myself.

The project will run from the 1st of Feburary 2015 for three years.