In 2006, the project was developed within the Time-Use in a Life-Cycle Perspective, identified as the cross-cutting theme for the 2006 Social Situation Report (SSR). The SCSPN focused its research on 5 specific policy areas (childcare, education, time use and work-life balance, retirement and social policy, social capital and dependency in old age) providing a rich panorama of the state of social policy in the various groupings of welfare regimes. Country specific reports analysed the state of social capital research in the participating countries and how social capital assets are being used to buttress social policies for the young, the marginalized and the elderly.
During the year 2007, the research was focused on: Monitoring developments and trends in social capital in the participating countries; Look at social innovation and good practices regarding the interaction between social policy and civil society; And convey new research results in the area of social capital relevant for social policy.
Thematically, the special contributions were concentrated on migration policy in the participating countries, particularly addressing the relationship between social capital and the integration of minorities and migrant groups. In addition, the research incorporated a particular deliverable regarding the “European Year of Equal Opportunities”.
For detailed project information, please visit http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ESOCLab/researchActivitiesAndProjects/scspn/
Period: January 2006 - December 2007
Coordinators: Georgy Ganev, Yana Papazova
Financing Organisations: Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission
Partners: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), ESOCLAB, European Institute, London, UK; Charles University in Prague; University of Warsaw, Poland; Institute of Sociology of the; Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic; Center for Policy Studies, Budapest; IGOP, Universidad; Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain; Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Ersta Sköndal University College; University of Tartu, Estonia; Centro Studi Investimenti Sociali -CENSIS, Italy; University of Macedonia, Greece