Project in the spotlight:

InGRID-2 : 4 year project by the European H2020-programme, supporting expertise in inclusive growth

May 1, 2017

InGRID research infrastructures serve the social sciences community, that wants to make an evidence-based contribution to a European policy strategy of inclusive growth. This research community focuses on social in/exclusion, vulnerability-at-work and related social and labour market policies from a European comparative perspective. Key tools in this social science research are all types of data: statistics on earnings, administrative social data, labour market data, surveys of quality of life or working conditions, and policy indicators. For the period 2017-2021, the infrastructure has received funding for another 4 year project by the European H2020-programme: the InGRID-2 project. As a continuation of the launch of the infrastructure in 2013, this project will work on the infrastructure as an advanced research infrastructure.

Via visiting grants, the project provides transnational access to 16 European data centres of the infrastructure. Short and long-term visiting grants allow researchers to experiment with and work on key data sets and tools within a context of mutual knowledge exchange and cross-fertilisation. In addition, virtual data access is organised by LIS (LWS microdata) and UEssex (EUROMOD), which can be used or consulted via the InGRID project website. The project creates furthermore opportunities for networking, dialogue and knowledge exchange on the InGRID infrastructure through summer schools, expert workshops, data forums, special interest groups, and stakeholder conferences. Last but not least the consortium partners will conduct in the project methodological research and technological studies to improve the InGRID infrastructure.

European Commission - Research and Innovation action (No. 730998)

More information about the project:


  • HIVA - Research Institute for Work and Society, Belgium


  • TARKI, Hungary
  • AIAS-University of Amsterdam
  • SOFI-University of Stockholm
  • University of Trier, Germany
  • CED, Spain
  • LISER, Luxembourg
  • CSB-University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • ISER-University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • DIW Berlin, Germany
  • CEET-CNAM, France
  • CEPS, Belgium
  • University of Pisa, Italy
  • SOTON-University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • LIS, Luxembourg
  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • CELSI, Slovakia
  • PANTEION, Greece
  • CIOP, Poland