Working, Yet Poor


The project Working and Yet Poor (WorkYP) is focused on the increasing social trend of working people at risk or below the poverty line. The Consortium will devote its research to explore the reasons of such phenomenon and elaborate recommendations to the EU and MSs legislators, to enhance the goals proclaimed in the European Pillar of Social Rights. The WorkYP Project will analyse seven representative Countries (Sweden, Italy, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Poland), selected on the basis of their geographical area, as well as their different social systems and legal orders. In each such Country, the WorkYP Project has identified four clusters of particularly Vulnerable and Underrepresented Persons (VUP Groups), which disadvantaged conditions impede full enjoyment of EU citizenship. Attenuating divergent trends across Europe will effectively prevent the risk of social dumping and reduce economic shocks. Only tackling vertically the vulnerabilities of VUPs and attenuating inequalities across diverging regimes will grant EU citizens, mostly those who do not circulate, regaining confidence in public governance and substantiating their citizenry’s status.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Carlo Zoli

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Universite Du Luxembourg(Luxembourg)

Other Participants:
Uniwersytet Gdanski (Poland)
Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Observatoire Social Européen (OSE asbl) (Belgium)
Reseau Europeen Des Associations De Lutte Contre La Pauvrete Et L'Exclusion Sociale Aisbl-Eapn (Belgium)
Lunds Universitet (Ulund) (Sweden)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe - Universitaet Frankfurt Am Main (Germany)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Brabant Universiteit Van Tilburg (Netherlands)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 3.250.206,25
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/02/2020
End Date: 31/01/2023

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No poverty This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870619