The research consortium is coordinated by the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and two if its research institutes: the AIAS-HSI and the AISSR. The AIAS-HSI unites the former Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies and the Hugo Sinzheimer Institute and is a multidisciplinary research institute with expertise in the study of the labour markets, labour relations and welfare, combining law, economics, sociology, and political science. The AISSR is the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, which unites all of the UvA’s social science research. The AISSR studies contemporary societies and their interrelationships from historical, comparative and empirical perspectives, and is considered one of Europe’s leading multidisciplinary social science research organizations.
Professor of Social Security and Labour Relations
Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy
Lecturer and researcher in Labour Law
The Copenhagen Business School is represented by researchers from its Department of International Economics, Government and Business, which brings together the study of states, markets, and international firms in the context of the challenges faced by emerging and advanced economies.
Professor of Comparative and European Social Policy
Professor with special responsibilities in Comparative Labour Market Analysis
The University of Milan is represented by researchers from its Department of Social and Political Sciences, which conducts and coordinates research and teaching programmes in the fields of social and political theory, public policy analysis, the politics of work and welfare, and the study of culture and of social relations.
Professor of Political Science
Associate Professor of Political Science
CEPS is a leading think tank and forum for debate on EU affairs, which performs policy research on a wide range of policy areas: from the economy and finance to better regulation, the digital economy and trade, as well as energy and climate, education and innovation, foreign policy and the European integration process, or justice and home affairs. CEPS is represented in the consortium by researchers from its Economic Policy Unit.
Senior Research Fellow
Social Media Manager
The University of Antwerp is represented by researchers from its Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, which has studied social inequality and wealth distribution in the welfare state for over 40 years. Social security is its main point of interest, but the Centre also studies such subdomains as taxation, education, the family, labour, health, migration and mobility. The Centre’s research activities belong to the tradition of social policy analysis that makes use of sociological, economic and legal paradigms.
Professor of Social Policy
Professor of International and European Labour and Social Security Law
The Carlos III University of Madrid is represented by researchers from the research group Labour law, Economic Changes, and a New Society, which is part of UC3M’s University Institute of Law and Economics. Among their main research subjects are productivity and labor relations, legal frameworks of transnational companies, compensation and benefits plans, equality plans, business social responsibility and the impact of technological innovation on law.
Senior Lecturer of Employment Law
Professor of Labor and Social Security Law
The SGH Warsaw School of Economics, one of Poland’s oldest university of economics, is represented by researchers from its Institute of Statistics and Demography, which brings together scholars from different scientific subdisciplines such as economics, statistics, economic and social statistics, econometrics and demography.
Professor Emerita of Demography
The Lithuanian Social Research Centre is represented by researchers from its Social Welfare Institute, which focusses on social welfare research in the areas of living conditions, income differentiation, the spread of poverty and social exclusion, the factors influencing it and the consequences thereof, as well as the social and economic policies applied to influence the social welfare of the country.
Senior Research Fellow
The University of Konstanz is represented by researchers from its Working Group on Comparative Political Economy, which is part of the Department of Politics and Public Administration. Its members analyze various policy areas in a comparative perspective, in particular the fields of education and social policy, and also examine the social outcomes of these policies, such as inequality, attitudes, and participation, and how these outcomes feed back into policy-making processes.
Professor of Political Science
Professor of International and European Labour and Social Law at the European University Institute
Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen
Professor of Gender and Social Inequalities at the College of Europe
Professor of Labour Law at the University of Helsinki
Professor of Demographic Development, Social Change and Social Capital at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Professor of Comparative Social Policy at Stockholm University
Senior Research Associate at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Director of Research at the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
General-Director of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)
Director of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
Secretary-General of SOLIDAR
President of COFACE Families Europe
Director of the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI)
Secretary-General Eurodiaconia and board Member Social Services Europe
Policy coordinator of the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
Caritas Luxembourg – Caritas Europa