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University of Leuven, HIVA - Research Institute for Work and Society (HIVA-KU Leuven)

 Contact details
Contact personProf. dr. Emmanuel Gerard
General Director 
StreetParkstraat 47 - Box 5300 
Address 3000 - Leuven (Belgium) 
Phone+32 16 32 33 33 
EmailShow Email
Social Media+32 16 32 33 44
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)51-250 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Anthropology
» Ethnic studies
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Political science
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Environmental sciences
» Health sciences
» Public affairs
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
Academic and policy-oriented research. The problems affecting workers and socially vulnerable groups in society is the common thread in our research.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
HIVA-KU Leuven has a multidisciplinary staff. Our top priorities are scientific quality and social relevance. We conduct high-quality, innovative academic and policy-related research that works for people and society. We translate our research findings into policy advice and training initiatives such as seminars, conferences and workshops. Attention for the problems affecting workers, socially vulnerable groups, social organisations and movements in society is always the common thread. We participate in numerous international academic networks.

Our research areas are: Work and Organisation, Labour Market, Poverty and Social Integration, Civil Society and Social Economy, Migration and (civic) integration, Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development, Education and Lifelong Learning, Development Cooperation, Welfare State, Housing.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
» Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
» Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
» Socio-economic development trajectories
» Regional, territorial and social cohesion
» Demographic changes
» Societal trends and lifestyles
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» How indicators are used in policy
» Developing better indicators for policy
» Provision of underlying official statistics
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleWALQING: Work and Life Quality in New and Growing Jobs
Project websitehttp://www.walqing.eu/
CoordinatorFORBA - Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleINSPIRES: Innovative Social Policies for Inclusive and Resilient Labour Markets in Europe
Project websitehttp://www.inspires-research.eu/
CoordinatorErasmus University Rotterdam
Project #3
Project TypeFP6
Project TitlePIQUE - Privatisation of Public Services and the Impact on Quality, Employment and Productivity
Project websitehttp://www.pique.at/
CoordinatorFORBA - Forschungs- und Beratungsstelle Arbeitswelt
Project #4
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleWORKS - Work Organisation and Restructuring in the Knowledge-based Society
Project websitehttp://www.worksproject.be/
Project #5
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleInGRID: Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion
Project websitehttp://inclusivegrowth.be/
Project #6
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleLLL2010: Towards a Lifelong Learning Society in Europe. The Contribution of the Education System
Project websitehttp://lll2010.tlu.ee/

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
Project #7

Project Type - Horizon 2020
Function - Coordinator
Project Title - Rebuilding an Inclusive, Value-based Europe of Solidarity and Trust through Social Investments
Acronym - RE-InVEST
Project website - http://www.re-invest.eu/

Project #8

Project Type - FP7
Function - Partner
Project Title - Curriculum & quality analysis and impact review of European early childhood education and care
Acronym - CARE
Coordinator - Utrecht University
Project website - http://ecec-care.org/

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