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The overall aim of the EUROSHIP project is to provide an original and gender-sensitive assessment of the current gaps in social protection across EuropeThrough the involvement of national and European stakeholders, EUROSHIP aims to develop policy recommendations on how to strengthen social citizenship at the national and EU level.

EUROSHIP will provide new knowledge about the effectiveness of social protection policies targeted at reducing poverty and social exclusion in Europe.

Focal points will be the roles of

  • Social protection systems (including minimum income schemes)
  • Digitalisation of work and social protection delivery
  • Political opportunities for exercising choice and influence by three groups of citizens with low income and low educationyouth, precarious workers with care obligations and elderly and disabled people with long-term care needs.

EUROSHIP will focus on the experiences of men and women with low education because they areparticularly at risks of poverty, unemployment and precarious working conditions such as zero hour or short-term contracts, or freelance work.

Women and men at risk of poverty and social exclusion is a group that is strategically important to address in the endeavours to establish higher social minimum standards in the EU.

The project will add to the knowledge base for further implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals/Agenda 2030, and through this, upward social convergence between Member States.

The consortium is supported by a Scientific Advisory Committee with distinguished members mainly from countries not covered by the consortium members, a European Stakeholder Committee and seven National Stakeholder Committees in Norway, UK, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Hungary.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s  Horizon 2020 under grant agreement no. 870698.