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The Local Governance of Social Cohesion in EuropeINTERNATIONAL COMPARISON - LOCALISE programme WP4 Comparative report

Fuertes, Vanesa; McQuaid, Ronald W


Vanesa Fuertes

Ronald W McQuaid


Local Worlds of Social Cohesion - The Local Dimension of Integrated Social and Employment Policy, LOCALISE for short, is a Seventh Framework collaborative research project funded by the European Commission ( for details).

The focus of LOCALISE’s research is on the organisational challenges of integrating social and employment policy, in response partly to the radical changes in the local governance of social cohesion across many Member States of the European Union.

This International Comparative Report is the final deliverable of LOCALISE work package 4 (Deliverable 4.7 – date M26). Work package 4 is one of the seven work packages within the three-year long project (July 2011 – July 2014). Work package 4 aims at comprehensive empirical research of the organisational challenges to the local governance of social cohesion: it analysed and compared local approaches, interpretations and innovative practices of organizing services for active social cohesion policy. This report is based on the six National Reports on ‘the local governance of social cohesion’ produced by each partner and which were submitted to the Commission at the end of April 2013 (M23) as Deliverables 4.1-4.6. National Reports were a comparison of the three national case studies. Partners wrote an individual paper for each case study.

Report Type Project Report
Publication Date 2013-07
Deposit Date Sep 9, 2014
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2014
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords governance; activation policy; labour market policy; multi-dimensional multi-stakeholder multi-level coordination; social cohesion; local governance;
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Contract Date Sep 9, 2014


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