Center for Public Policy Studies

Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) started! „Education as Welfare” (2009-2013) 7FP project, 300k euro

Education as Welfare – Enhancing opportunities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe (2010-2013) funded by Seventh Framework Programme

An exciting opportunity has arisen for highly motivated early stage researchers (ESR) with strong training in social sciences and or economics to join the Marie Curie EDUWEL Initial Training Network (ITN) for three years from 1 July 2010. The ITN „Education as Welfare – Enhancing opportunities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe” consists of 15 partner institution from 9 countries with interdisciplinary research experience and expertise based in leading European university departments and social, economic and political stakeholders. The ITN aims to consolidate research on education and welfare and evaluate its capacity to tackle the multiple challenges and pressures a large proportion of young people in Europe face in transition from school to working life. The scientific objective of the research and training programme is to identify factors with which to extend young people’s opportunities and capabilities in work, autonomy and participation – the central dimensions of welfare using the theoretical framework of the capability approach.

Network coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Uwe Otto

Project coordination:
Dipl. Pad. Susanne Gottuck

Bielefeld University, Germany:
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Uwe Otto
Dipl. Pad. Susanne Gottuck

Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland:
Prof. Dr. Marek Kwiek

University of Florence, Italy:
Prof. Mario Biggeri, PhD

University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland, Switzerland:
Prof. Dr. Jean-Michel Bonvin

Education International, Belgium:
Dr. Guntars Catlaks

European Trade Union Institute, Belgium:
Maria Jepsen, PhD

University of London, United Kingdom:
Prof. Elaine Unterhalter, PhD

Institute for Advanced Study, Italy:
Prof. Enrica Chiappero-Martinetti, PhD

Goteborg University, Sweden:
Prof. Bjorn Hallerod, PhD

The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom:
Prof. Dr. Melanie Walker

Associated Partners:

BBJ Servis gGmbH, Belgium – Ulrike Wisser

Office europeen de conseil, recherche et formation en relations sociales, France – Dr. Nicolas Farvaque

Technical University of Valencia, Spain – Prof. Alejandra Boni Aristizabal, PhD

Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany – Cornelia Stern


Kick-OFF Meeting, Bielefeld, February 19-20, 2010