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Key information

RECWOWE is a  Networkof Excellence (NoE) of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) on 'Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe'.

  • Start Date: October 2006
  • Duration: 5 years
  • EC Contribution: 4.000.000€
  • 30 Research Partners
  • 19 universities and 11 other institutions
  • 180 researchers and 80 PhD students
  • 17 countries: Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and The United Kingdom

  • Coordinator: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Ange Guépin-Nantes (France)


Project summary

The paramount objective of RECWOWE is to create a European research network capable of overcoming the fragmentation of existing research on questions of work and welfare in Europe.

RECWOWE integrates existing research activities on the various tensions that characterize the relationships between work and welfare, The ultimate aim is the constitution of a ‘virtual institute’ promoting the research excellence required in identifying and understanding the multiple tensions between work and welfare, as well as strategies for managing or resolving them.

RECWOWE is aimed at encouraging innovative research in the fields of labour market and social protection research. The common focus on tensions gives rise to perspectives and questions for research that are currently lost in the ‘void’ between existing research domains and academic disciplines. The activity of the network promotes new institutional and individual partnership, based on novel combinations of disciplinary and geographical expertise.

RECWOWE seeks to effectively share the new knowledge that is built up through its activities. It organises specific training schemes for students and professionals. It centralises and publicises existing and new sources of data on work and welfare, and disseminates its analyses and findings through a particular structure.


Key Annual Events


Annual RECWOWE Integration Weeks provide landmarks for the programme and a general tempo of activity. Workshops on the different actions are held during the plenary conferences. These joint meetings are efficient because they can benefit from economies of scale and reduce the cost of travels. They also facilitate better linkages between horizontal and vertical activities. In addition, plenary conferences are crucial for the management activities, since they host meetings for the decision-making bodies (the advisory committee and governing committee just before or after the plenary conferences).

2006, December 18th and 19th: kick-off Conference Paris

2007, June 12th-16 th: Warsaw Conference

2008, June 10th-14th: Annual RECWOWE Integration Week - Oslo

2009, June 9th-13th: Annual RECWOWE Integration Week - Utrecht

2010, June 8th-12th: Annual RECWOWE Integration Week - Nantes

2011, June 15th-17th: RECWOWE Final Conference - Brussels




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RECWOWE Magazine June 2011

RECWOWE Newsletter (No. 14)

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