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TRKI Social Research Inc. is an independent, employee-owned research organisation that specialises in policy research in the fields of social policy and the social consequences of economic policies. This includes related data-collection, archiving and statistical activities. We recently increased our involvement in the areas of strategic market research and health policy analysis. In addition, we regularly contribute to basic research, in the areas of social stratification and inequality, and to the methodology of empirical social research.

InGRID - Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion

InGRID logo Europe 2020 is the EUs growth strategy for the current decade. As part of this strategy, the EU wants to create more and better jobs and enhance social inclusion. Targets are set to reach high levels of employment and to combat poverty. In reality we see today in Europe, however, a growing social vulnerability and a rise in precarious work. The policy challenges related to the European strategy of Inclusive Growth are thus big.

European policy-oriented research in which TRKI is taking part can and must deliver useful contributions to tackle these challenges. Key tools in this social science research are all types of data: earnings statistics, administrative social data, labour market data, surveys on quality of life or working conditions, and policy indicators.

The project aims to integrate and optimise these existing European data infrastructures and accompanying expertise. Three types of activities will be organised:

  1. Joint research to improve the quality, accessibility and comparability;
  2. The organisation of expert workshops and summer schools in order to promote knowledge transfer; and
  3. Researchers from other institutes and countries are invited to data expert centres.
The project brings together 17 academic partners between 2013 and 2017 in an academic consortium. The goal of this integration is to provide the European scientific community with new and better opportunities to fulfill its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies on Inclusive Growth.

The first calls has launched.

Apply for research visits to data expertise centres of the FP7 project InGRID! In parallel with other offers Transnational access to TARKI-POLC applicants can achieve expertise in applied quantitative social research, data collection and data archiving . Deadline for applications: August 15th, 2013.

Apply for expert workshop on framework and methods for indicator building for various vulnerable groups. The workshop will take place in Budapest, on 27-29 November 2013. Deadline for applications: August 31st, 2013.

You can find more information here about the grants, calls, events, short reports of previous visitors using the TARKI research infrastructure.