Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Institut für Sozialwissen­schaften | Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie | Forschung | Forschungsprojekte | Abgeschlossene Forschungsprojekte | Growing Inequality and Social Innovation: Alternative Knowledge and Practice in Overcoming Social Exclusion in Europe.

Growing Inequality and Social Innovation: Alternative Knowledge and Practice in Overcoming Social Exclusion in Europe.

 

Projektlaufzeit: 01.05.2006 - 30.04.2009
Gefördert durch: Europäische Union

 

Projektleitung: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Häußermann

The KATARSIS-Project aims to build a platform on which research teams specialised in the study of the consequences of growing inequality and social exclusion will exchange their knowledge and work towards a better integration of their research progammes and methodologies. 19 partners from 13 European countries as well as from Canada are involved in the project. The focus is on the response to the growing exclusion, namely the creative and socially innovative strategies by which people react to conditions of exclusion, both at the individual and the collective level.

The developed strategies are often different from the ways in which mainstream society's knowledge and practices are mobilised and often trigger processes of social innovation opening up fresh venues for policy design and implementation.