UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA, UB,SPAIN
The EXIT project is coordinated by the Universitat de Barcelona, specifically through its Department of Social Anthropology, and the European Social Research Unit (ESRU), in collaboration with the Research Group on Gender, Identity and Diversity (GENI). The team at Universitat de Barcelona has significant expertise in ethnographic research across various fields, including social policy, migration, social exclusion, cultural heritage, and sexual and gender diversity. As the EXIT Coordinator, Dr. Olga Jubany brings extensive experience in implementing transnational research initiatives from an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective.
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA, UNIVE, ITALY
Established in 1997 as the Laboratory on immigration, the Laboratory for Social Research carries out sociological studies on inequalities, migration, racism, transfornation of work, inclusion/exclusion processes, new vulnerabilities. The main activities are the realisation of research projects, publications, conferences and seminars on topics of relevant social interest.
The Laboratory for Social Research participated to a number of national and international projects (including EC DG Research, EC DG Employment, EC DG Home, EUMC, FRA, Italian Ministry of Health, Italian Ministry of University). Within the Laboratory, there is an Observatory on Digital, Posted and Decent Work. The Laboratory is linked to the publishing activity of the series “Society and social transformations” https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/it/edizioni4/collane/societa-e-trasformazioni-sociali at Ca’ Foscari University Press. For more info, please visit: https://www.unive.it/pag/16133/
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIENT, TU WIEN,AUSTRIA
The Research Unit Sociology is the social science centre of the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning at the Technical University of Vienna. In teaching and research, it analyses the social and spatial structuring of societies and their change. Its work focuses on social inequality, urban development, democracy, participation and governance, as well as housing, mobility and sustainability, taking into account technological change and digital transformation. The qualifications in the interdisciplinary team range from sociology to architecture, geography, political science, anthropology and economics, to urban and spatial planning.
KMOP, SOCIAL ACTION AND INNOVATION CENTER, GREECE
KMOP, established in 1977, is one of the oldest civil society organisations in Greece offering social support services and implementing various programs aimed at empowering and enhancing the well-being of individuals and communities. In recent years, KMOP has expanded its reach globally, currently having a presence in 5 countries and permanent offices in Athens, Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Brussels, Skopje, and Tirana. KMOP is dedicated to addressing social challenges through evidence-based solutions that promote individual and collective prosperity. Our focus is on designing and executing innovative social services that enhance individual self-worth, reduce inequality, and foster inclusive and sustainable social development. Over the past 20 years, we have successfully carried out more than 400 social innovation initiatives with the support of both institutional and private donors. Our efforts have directly benefited over 85,000 individuals. For more information, you can visit: www.kmop.gr.
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO, UNIOVI, SPAIN
Founded in 1608, The University of Oviedo (https://www.uniovi.es/) is a public higher education institution structured in Faculties, Schools, Departments and Research Groups. REGIOlab (Laboratorio de Análisis Económico Regional, https://regiolab.es/) is one if its Social Sciences´ research groups based on the Faculty of Economics and Business. With an increasing international projection, REGIOlab focuses on Urban and Regional Economics and has actively participated in several regional, national and European competitive projects. Despite its increasing international projection, the laboratory also tries to support and promote linkages between academic research and the demands of the civil society.
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES, ULB, BELGIUM
Created in 1834, the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) provides teaching in all main academic disciplines. With its location at the heart of Europe, ULB is a major player in the European higher education and European research areas, taking part in many research projects funded by the EU. ULB is home to 48 current or former ERC grant laureates. It also receives many researchers supported by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and coordinates or takes part in a number of cooperative programmes funded as part of the European Union’s framework programmes (Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, FP7, etc.).
ULB will participate to the EXIT project through the Interdisciplinary Research Centre METICES dedicated to work, employment, training, mobility, health, migrations and ethnicity, citizenship, policies and social actions. METICES benefits from national and international funding, mainly from the European Commission and has participated and participates in various international research programs funded, among others, by the ILO, the Council of Europe or the European Trade Union Confederation.
CENTAR ZA SOCIJALNU POLITIKU, CSP,SERBIA
Center for Social Policy (CSP) is an independent think tank organization from Serbia, dedicated to the improvement of public policies, with the goal to catalyze inclusive growth, create a cohesive society and an effective and efficient welfare state. CSP influences the creation of public policies through independent and innovative research and discussions aimed at solving key social challenges and also through capacity building activities. CSP’s main policy areas are poverty and social inclusion, child and family protection, pension policy, long-term care and social welfare services, as well as multisectoral initiatives which cover areas of health, education and employment. CSP is founder and coordinator of the Regional Network The Future of the Welfare State in the Wester Balkans, which gathers leading think-tank organizations and social policy researches acting jointly in the areas of the welfare state, thus promoting a sustainable reform agenda in the Region and improving the social dimension of the European integration in the Western Balkans.
RED EUROPEA DE LUCHA CONTRA LA POBREZA Y LA EXCLUSION SOCIAL EN EL ESTADO ESPANOL, EAPN, SPAIN
In Spain, the European Network for the Fight against Poverty and Social Exclusion in the Spanish State (EAPN SPAIN) is a horizontal, plural and independent organization that works to transfer this objective to the Spanish reality and to influence public policies, at European, state, regional and local levels. It is currently composed of 19 regional networks and 15 state-level organizations, all of them non-profit and with a common component: the fight against poverty and social exclusion. In total, EAPN SPAIN encompasses more than eight thousand social NGO throughout the State. Among our objectives, shared with EAPN Europe, there is the implementation of a working method to join forces with key actors in order to achieve greater and better results in the fight for the eradication of poverty and social exclusion in Spain.
AALBORG UNIVERSITET, AAU, DENMARK
SocMap is engaged in research within urban -and rural sociology, territorial inequality, urbanization, territorial cohesion, neighbourhood communities, place-based belonging, vulnerable neighborhoods and health. Methodological the research group is focused on mapping methods, mixed methods and machine learning in analysing issues of territorial inequality, (local) communities, urbanization, demographic change, health and social cohesion. SocMap focus is on potentials for the specific location to mediate, i.e. compensate or worsen various types of socially-contingent problems.
The group was is a growing research environment with 17 members and an extensive portfolio of projects funded by external grants. These projects address national and international socio-spatial issues, particularly focusing on territorial inequality, territorial cohesion, local communities, social relatedness to place, ethnic integration, social tipping-points in Danish villages, machine learning and territorial predictions, “leftbehind-ness”, demography and health.
ARCI APS, ARCI, ITALY
Associazione Arci is an Italian social promotion organization founded in 1957. It is available all over the Italian territory, with approximately one million members, 17 regional committees, 115 local committees, and 4,000 recreational and cultural clubs. Its main fields of intervention are:- Culture: Arci’s mission is to offer recreational and cultural opportunities (music literature, dance, theatre, film festivals, courses, cultural programs,…). – Educational, training and research: the contents deal both with cultural issues (music, drama activities, literature, video, languages, etc.) and social ones (ad-hoc courses to train specific target such as social operators, intercultural operators,…). – Immigration, right to asylum and fight against all forms of discriminations and racism: awareness campaigns, empowerment of migrants, support for self-organization of migrants…
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, WARU, UK
The University of Warwick was established with the approval of the British government in 1961 and received its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965. With 29 academic departments and over 50 research centres and institutes, it is organised into three Faculties: Arts, Science, Engineering and Medicine, and Social Sciences. From its inception, the University has strived for excellence in both teaching and research, and it is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading research universities. Its impressive research rankings attest to the quality and impact of its work, with 4 of its departments ranking as the top academic departments for outputs (publications) in the country, and 19 departments featuring in the UK’s top ten in their unit of assessment based on output. The University performed exceptionally well in the most recent Government Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, ranking 7th overall in the UK (based on multi-faculty institutions), and 87% of its research achieving ‘world-leading’ (3*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (4*) status. For more information, please visit https://warwick.ac.uk/.