Reducing poverty and social exclusion is one of the main challenges for ensuring social cohesion in Europe. The research project COPE – Combating Poverty in Europe: Reorganising Active Inclusion through Participatory and Integrated Modes of Multilevel Governance – analyses trends of poverty and social exclusion in Europe, and examines the dynamics of minimum income protection policies that potentially help alleviate the risk of poverty in Europe. A particular focus is on the situation of single mothers, long-term unemployed and the working poor, who face particular risks of poverty and social exclusion. To what extent have minimum income policies functioned as last resort social security for these three groups, and in what sense can ‘active inclusion’ policies credited with protecting them from poverty and social exclusion? Co-financed by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme, the COPE project unites researchers and stakeholders from six European countries, the UK, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Norway. Having started in February 2012, COPE runs over a three-year period. COPE’s method is comparative – analysing developments in five European countries (Poland, Germany, UK, Sweden and Italy). Its focus is inherently multi-level, looking in turn at developments at European, national and local level. The present report is part of COPE’s effort to uncover the dynamics of local level policy reforms in the area ‘active inclusion’, namely reforms affecting local policies that specify the adequacy of minimum income benefits, the provision of employment services, as well as the organisation of access to social services. It focuses particularly on the three groups’ single mothers, long-term unemployed persons, as well as the working poor. The present report is complemented by local case studies covering developments in the other four countries. It feeds into a comparative report on similarities and differences in the development of minimum income protection across Europe, to be published later in 2013.
Local report : the case of Turin, Italy / F. Maino, M. Zamboni. - [s.l] : COPE, 2013 Dec.
|Titolo:||Local report : the case of Turin, Italy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2013|
|Parole Chiave:||Poverty ; Social Exclusion ; Activation ; Social Policies|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Citazione:||Local report : the case of Turin, Italy / F. Maino, M. Zamboni. - [s.l] : COPE, 2013 Dec.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||08 - Relazione interna o rapporto di ricerca|