The EWG call is now open and the deadline for applications is 14 September 2020 at 17:00 Central European Time (CET).
Major demographic changes are taking place across Europe and Canada and these changes can increase inequality, bringing greater opportunities for some people but fewer opportunities for others. One key change is in the relationship between generations, where historical assumptions about mutual responsibilities and benefits may no longer be valid. The EWG joint transnational call invites researchers to submit proposals that will enhance our understanding of:
- How demographic change is altering the implicit contract between generations?
- How policy can ensure that change results in a reduction in inequality?
The call aims to support policy in reducing inequality in the face of demographic change, specifically three aspects of inequality:
- Income and wealth
- Caring responsibilities
- Social and political participation
In addressing these topics, we expect proposals to pay particular attention to cross-cutting issues of gender, cultural background and socio-economic background, all of which have a major bearing on inequalities.
UK applicants are permitted to address all three topics and all three cross-cutting issues set out in the scope of the call.
A total contribution of approximately 6,736,000€ will be provided by the eleven national funding agencies. The UK budget for this call is approximately 1,120,000€ and it is anticipated that three to six projects with UK components will be funded. ESRC will provide funding for 80% of the Full Economic Cost (fEC) of the UK components of successful projects.
The Call will be administered via the Belgium Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Applicants should refer to the EWG website in order to register for access to the Electronic Submission Platform. On the website, applicants will also find the Guidelines for Applicants document. UK applicants should pay particular attention to the UK annex within this document.