25 - 27 Apr 2018

Call 6: Expert workshop 'Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of various vulnerable groups: extending IPOLIS'

This call for applications is closed
Short report

The aim of the expert workshop is to discuss the main conceptual and methodological issues related to the measurement of quality of life and to the underlying data infrastructure for four vulnerable groups in Europe: (i) disabled people, (ii) institutionalised people, (iii) the Roma and (iv) migrant people and people with migrant background.

The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to the presentation of the project context and to the lessons from the set up and development of IPOLIS; the second day to the discussion of the four hard-to-reach or hard-to-identify vulnerable groups; while the third day will focus on specific issues (policy indicators, non-standard methods of reaching the non-reachables, etc.).

Background

The Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System (IPOLIS, http://ipolis.tarki.hu/) database was developed within the InGRID project (http://www.inclusivegrowth.eu/), with the aim to improve the infrastructure for analysing and monitoring the situation of most vulnerable groups. In the first stage of IPOLIS, quality of life indicators were defined and collected for three easy-to-reach groups (a) children (0-17 years), (b) youth (15-30 years), and (c) older people (65+ years). IPOLIS is now a comprehensive, multidimensional, cross-country and over-time comparative database, with a full geographical coverage of the European Union. Quality of life is understood as a multidimensional concept, involving material living conditions, labour market participation, education and skills, health and risk behaviour, social connectedness and environmental quality. The promise of IPOLIS is, in addition to the access to data (carefully selected and collected from surveys and administrative records) on the various fields, is to provide an integrated, multidimensional frame for analyses and interpretation, a selection of most relevant measures and a visualisation tool to explore the database in a flexible, user-oriented way. The database was constructed on the basis of different cross-national comparative data sources, including surveys and administrative data.

IPOLIS in a new stage

In the second, forthcoming stage of InGRID, an extension of IPOLIS towards other vulnerable groups is planned. Migrants and migrant background people, as well as people living with disabilities will be considered to be included as additional modules in IPOLIS, while further research to develop protocols for the Roma and people living in institutions will be carried out. The project started in May 2017 and will end with the delivery of the extended, improved and updated database in June 2020. To discuss the frame, directions and phases of the extension, an expert workshop will be called together for 25-27 April, 2018.

Aims and structure of the workshop

The aim of the expert workshop is to discuss the main conceptual and methodological issues related to the measurement of quality of life and to the underlying data infrastructure for four vulnerable groups in Europe: (i) disabled people, (ii) institutionalised people, (iii) the Roma and (iv) migrant people and people with migrant background.

The first day of the meeting will be dedicated to the presentation of the project context and to the lessons from the set up and development of IPOLIS; the second day to the discussion of the four hard-to-reach or hard-to-identify vulnerable groups; while the third day will focus on specific issues (policy indicators, non-standard methods of reaching the non-reachables, etc.).

In search of contributions for a special session on non-conventional methods to improve the reach of the four groups to gain better information on their quality of life

The draft programme of expert workshop shows the planned structure in detail. A highly qualified group of experts will be invited to deliver specific presentations on concepts, indicators and policies with regard to the quality of life of the four vulnerable groups. Details of the presenters will be made available in due time.

In addition, as indicated by the draft programme, a session on non-standard methods of reaching the hard-to-identify or hard-to-reach social groups (with a strong focus on those aimed by other sessions of the workshop) will be organised. Researchers, data owners and stakeholders are invited to present their case, with a special attention paid to non-conventional methods of reaching these groups. Presentations on data collection methodologies, special sources of data will be most welcomed. A maximum of four of the presentations of the workshop will be selected via this call.

Information for potential applicants

Potential applicants are expected to fill in the application form on our website (http://www.inclusivegrowth.eu/) before February 14th, 2018, including a short motivation. Applicants for this expert workshop are invited to share their experience with other participants by giving a presentation on their relevant work. In accordance, applicants are expected either:

  • to submit a short description of their work they intend to present on or an abstract of a paper directly related to the topic of the session;
  • or to describe shortly (in about 300 words) their experience in the field, how this experience relates to the session topic, and how other participants may benefit from learning about this experience.

All applications will be evaluated by HIVA, TÁRKI and DIW, and candidates will be informed at the latest on February 28th, 2018 about their participation to the expert workshop. Participation to this expert workshop is free of charge, and participants can receive a reimbursement of travel and subsistence costs. More information can be found in the financial information document (available soon).

The number of participants of the expert workshop is limited. Accepted applications over the budget limit would be kindly invited to the workshop at the expense of the applicant.

Non-discrimination policy statement

InGRID-2 does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in the selection of participants for the event.

Programme

25 April 2018

14:00-15:15

Session I: Quality of life monitoring framework for vulnerable groups in Europe - Setting the project context

General context of the InGRID-2 project
István György Tóth (TÁRKI)

IPOLIS - Integrated Poverty and Living Conditions Indicator System
András Gábos (TÁRKI)

15:15-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-17:35

Session II: Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of various vulnerable groups – migrants
Chair: Victor Cebotari (Unicef)

Main sources of micro data for quality of life indicators and their representativeness for migrants
Tuba Bircan (HIVA-KU Leuven)

Surveying migrant populations in the EU MIDIS II
Jaroslav Kling (EU Fundamental Rights Agency)

Sampling methods for migrants in the context cross-national UPWEB study
Tilman Brand (Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS Department Prevention and Evaluation)

Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Household Panel Surveys – Methodological Challenges and first results of the IAB-BAMF-SOEP Sample of Refugees in Germany
Jürgen Schupp (DIW) and Maria Metzing (DIW)


26 April 2018

09:00-10:50

Session III: Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of various vulnerable groups – migrants
Chair: Jürgen Schupp (DIW)

Observing, measuring, and responding to the needs of children on the move
Victor Cebotari (UNICEF – Innocenti Research Centre)

Presentation of the activities of the International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network – COST Programme
Siresa Lopez (Sciences Po, Cost Action: ETHMIGSURVEYDATA)

Reaching hard-to-reach migrant populations: the Italian experience
Livia Elisa Ortensi (University of Milan - Bicocca)

Reaching the hard-to-reach: The cross-national sampling of migrants through Facebook advertisements
Steffen Pötzschke (GESIS)

10:50-11:10

Coffee break

11:10-13:00

Session IV: Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of various vulnerable groups – the Roma
Chair: Daphne Ahrendt (Eurofound)

Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of the Roma - general introduction to the session
Anikó Bernát (TÁRKI) and Vera Messing (HAS CSS - Institute for Sociology and Center for Policy Studies – Central European University)

Experiences in data collections among Roma people through survey tools: methodologies, sustainability, etc.
Jaroslav Kling (EU Fundamental Rights Agency)

Ethnicity variable in the social surveys of the Hungarian Central Statistical Office
Natalie Jamalia (Hungarian Central Statistical Office)

Roma Civil Monitor
Georgeta Munteanu (Center for Policy Studies – Central European University)

13:00-14:30

Lunch break

14:30-16:20

Session V: Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of various vulnerable groups – disabled people
Chair: Kenneth Nelson (SOFI)

Measuring the quality of life of disabled people - general introduction to the session
Marianna Kopasz (HAS CSS - Institute for Political Science)

Augmenting disability determination with relevant information about living with a disability: The case of Greece
Jerome Bickenbach (Swiss Paraplegic Research)

The potential of the Eurostat coordinated surveys (EU-SILC, EHIS)
Agata Kaczmarek-Firth (Eurostat)

Analysing quality of life in Europe among people with disabilities
Daphne Ahrendt (Eurofound)

16:20-16:40

Coffee break

16:40-17:50

Session VI: Methods and data infrastructure to measure the quality of life of various vulnerable groups – institutionalized people
Chair: András Gábos (TÁRKI)

Children living in institutions
Chris Cuthbert (LUMOS)

Evaluating long-term care policies: challenges and advancements
Ricardo Rodrigues (European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research)

27 April 2018

09:00-10:30

Session VII: Children’s’ quality of life – making better use of existing data
Chair: Martha Stickings (FRA)

Child poverty and multidimensional disadvantage: Tackling 'data exclusion' and extending the evidence base on 'missing' and 'invisible' children in the UK
Polina Obolenskaya (LSE)

Measuring the accessibility and use of ECEC in Europe
Özgün Ünver (HIVA–KU Leuven)

The quality of life of children – report based on IPOLIS database
Donika Limani (TÁRKI)

10:30-10:50

Coffee break

10:50-12:40

Session VIII: Innovative indicators of social policy effectiveness
Chair: István György Tóth (TÁRKI)

Policy indicators for vulnerable groups in Europe - general introduction to the session
Kenneth Nelson and Rense Nieuwenhuis (SOFI)

Migrants, Policy, and Data
Joakim Palme (Uppsala University)

Rights of persons with disabilities - The right to independent living
Martha Stickings (EU Fundamental Rights Agency)

Recent European level initiatives regarding the integration of vulnerable groups
Loukas Stemitsiotis (DG EMPL)

12:40-13:10

Session IX: Wrap-up

Venue

The expert workshop will take place in Budapest (address available soon)