Márton Medgyesi attended the UNICAP workshop

Márton Medgyesi participated in a workshop of the "Unmet Needs, Inequalities, and Care Poverty (UNICAP)" research network in Sheffield on 28-29 June, where the authors and editors discussed chapters of a forthcoming book. Márton Medgyesi presented the chapter "Methods to match a novel concept: approaches to measuring care poverty", co-authored with Ricardo Rodriguez and Eszter Zólyomi.

EUROSHIP closing conference in BXL

The final conference of the EUROSHIP project titled “Closing gaps in social protection against poverty in Europe” took place on 8 June at the European Parliament in Brussels. MEP Sara Matthieu from the Green Party hosted the event. Based on the findings of the project, the conference presented an up-to-date picture of poverty and social exclusion in Europe and summed up its relevance for policymakers. It provided an overview of statistical indicators and unique qualitative information about the many consequences of poverty and social exclusion in the lives of individuals from different European welfare and industrial relations systems.

UPLIFT closing meeting in Amsterdam

The UPLIFT – Urban PoLicy Innovation to address inequality with and for Future generaTions project has been finished. The last consortium meeting was held in Amsterdam, where, beside the project related discussions, our colleagues also had the opportunity to study the social housing system of Amsterdam.

Within the frames of the project, 15 partner institutions worked together to get a deeper insight into the urban inequalities among the young. Beside the quantitative and qualitative research, the consortium also elaborated policy recommendations to tackle the inequalities and other social problems.

Thank you for the contribution for all the partners, and the great lead for the Metropolitan Research Institute!

PIONEERED project meeting in Helsinki (15-16 June)

At the event, held at the University of Helsinki, participants analysed pioneering practices and policies aimed at reducing educational inequalities that have been collected over the past years of research. The aim of the meeting was to review the results so far, refine the selection criteria and prepare the final report of the research.

TÁRKI workshop on the societal changes under illiberal rule


On July 6-7, TÁRKI organized a two-day workshop entitled "Changing life opportunities under illiberal rule: drivers of social structural change in Hungary".

The workshop aimed to contribute to a better understanding of how various instruments of social and family policies were used to build the socioeconomic basis of the illiberal regime on the one hand and of how the life opportunities of Hungarian citizens has been shaped by social developments and governmental policies since 2010 – allowing for longer, historic accounts in some cases. The event was organized in two sessions.

EUROSHIP meeting in Budapest

On Thursday and Friday (20-21 April) we held the 8th EUROSHIP partners meeting in Budapest. The event was hosted by TÁRKI. Participants discussed the chapters of two forthcoming books presenting the results of the EUROSHIP project. Our collegues authors of the following chapters: András Gábos, Zsófia Tomka and György István Tóth "Diversity and change in social citizenship: mapping poverty in Europe" on income poverty from a national and pan-European perspective; András Gábos and Zsófia Tomka "Who does not work, shall not eat". The politics of minimum income schemes in Hungary", a chapter on the political economy of the Hungarian social assistance system. At large, Euroship aims to develop policy recommendations on how to strengthen social citizenship across the EU.


Our researchers at the CEU Bibó István Free University

At the CEU Bibó István Free University, our researchers Ágnes Kozma Turnpenny and Anikó Bernát will start a course entitled "People with disabilities in society: systemic disadvantages and supporting factors". During the free course, the main social and historical aspects of disability will be explored with the help of researchers, experts and people with disabilities. The seminars will introduce the main concepts related to the topic, the national and international historical background, followed by a discussion with the audience. The course is open to all, thus materials are designed to be accessible to people with any level of interest in the subject.