Over 40 researchers from 12 EU states visited Maynooth University, Department of Sociology, last week for a three day training event and meeting as part of a H2020 project.
The RE‐InVEST project (http://www.re-invest.eu/) is funded under H2020 Euro 3 ‘European Societies after the Crisis’. It will mobilise 19 stakeholder organisations in twelve countries through a participative approach involving a crossing of knowledge between academics, civil society and people experiencing the reality of poverty.
It aims to provide a stronger intellectual foundation to the European Union Social Investment Package, through (a) philosophical reframing in the human rights and capabilities tradition, (b) qualitative and quantitative empirical analysis of various building blocks, particularly labour market activation, social protection and regulating for minimum social service standards, (c) creative proposals relating to fiscal policy, funding and governance of social investment.
The project is led by principal investigator Ides Nicaise (KU Leuven). Maynooth University is a significant collaborator, Dr Mary P. Murphy in the Department of Sociology is a member of the management board of the project and leads two of the projects eight work packages.
Below is a photograph of the project group.