INCASI, International Network for Comparative Analysis of Social Inequalities, is a research and training network between Europe and Latin America created in 2015 with the Horizon 2020 project of the European Commission to study Global trends in social inequalities in Europe and Latin America and exploring innovative ways to reduce them through life, occupational and educational trajectories research to face uncertainty, from January 2016 to December 2019,

A new project is currently planned to start in November 2023 within the Horizon Europe, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Staff Exchange programme, entitled: A New Measure of Socioeconomic Inequalities for International Comparison (INCASI2) aimed at building a new analytical model of socioeconomic inequalities in order to:

  1. Advance understanding of the complex phenomenon of socioeconomic inequalities by creating a new analytical framework at a comparative and interdisciplinary level.
  2. Build an innovative multidimensional measure (DYSIC: Dynamics of Socioeconomic Inequality in Comparison) that is global, more comprehensive and realistic in the comparative analysis of inequalities between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean.
  3. Create the INCASI Living Lab to produce diagnoses, contribute to informed decision-making and the design of public policies.

29 organisations are participating: 14 European universities from 6 countries (Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Finland and Great Britain), 11 Latin American and Caribbean universities from 7 countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico), and 4 non-academic organisations (Latinobarómetro, ECLAC, INTAL and LAPOP).

The project is coordinated by the Institute for Labour Studies (IET) at the Autonmous University of Barcelona, with Dr. Pedro López-Roldán as principal researcher of the network. Sub-coordination is provided by Dr. Sandra Fachelli from the Department of Sociology at the Pablo de Olavide University.

Subject: Horizon Europe (HORIZON)
Call: HORIZON-MSCA-2022-SE-01
Project: 101130456 — INCASI2
GAP invitation

The proposal INCASI2 has passed the evaluation and will start grant preparation in order to iniciate the research project in november 2023.