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New ImPRovE journal articles published

We’re happy to announce that three articles have been published that were cofinanced by the ImPRovE project: Goedemé, T. and Collado, D. (2016) ‘The EU Convergence Machine at Work. To the benefit of the EU’s poorest citizens?‘ in Journal of Common Market Studies:1-17. doi: 10.11
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Interview with Bea Cantillon: Supporting the European pillar of social rights: social research for upward convergence in social and employment policies

The European Commission published a Communication launching a consultation on a European Pillar of Social Rights. The initiative is part of President Juncker’s agenda for upward convergence in employment and social affairs. To read the full interview click here.
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John Hills:”Hardship and shame: what Thomas More’s Utopia can teach us about modern social security”

From 3 until 5 February 2016 the ImPRovE Final Conference took place in Antwerp. As main theme and inspiration Thomas More’s Utopia and its 500 years celebration was used. Right after the conference John Hills published a blog for the LSE (22-28 Febr is LSE’s Literary Week, them
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Alain Noël:”En finir avec les discours creux sur la pauvreté”

Dear Colleague, We are proud to let you know that the ImPRovE project has entered the Canadian media through Alain Noël: “Dans ma chronique du mois, un premier bilan de la conférence d’ImPRovE, en partant des conclusions de Prof. Bea Cantillon”: http://policyoptions.irpp.o
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Project Management Team Meeting

20-22 May 2015 @ Elzenveld, Lange Gasthuisstraat 45, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium
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New Case Studies are being published

The case studies for Work Package 11 on Social Innovation are being published at the moment. You can find them in the section ‘case studies‘ under ‘publications’, or follow the ‘Latest Uploads’ on the home page.
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ImPRovE research wins Intersentia/FISS Best Paper Prize 2014

As part of work package 13, six teams of ImPRovE researchers in Belgium, Finland, Hungary, Greece, Italy, and Spain have developed for the first time reference budgets for adequate social participation that should be as much as possible comparable across countries. Recently, a paper d
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New ImPRovE policy brief higlights importance of (often hidden) indexation of benefits and tax thresholds

In a new policy brief, the most salient results of work package 2 are synthetised in a brief note. On the basis of detailed simulations of tax and benefit policies between 2001 and 2011 in 7 European countries, John Hills, Alari Paulus, Holly Sutherland and Iva Tasseva have analysed t
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