Aldgate Strategy Group (Aldgate) is a Warsaw-based communications consultancy with global reach, providing media relations and copywriting services for companies and for research and intergovernmental institutions. Building on its partners’ decades of experience reporting and writing for leading international news organizations, and advising top-tier global companies, Aldgate helps clients craft impactful messages to strengthen their reputation and brand awareness. The company’s services comprise preparing and implementing communications strategies; generating earned media coverage; developing plans for public appearances and events; and copywriting services such as creating and editing texts in English and Polish (thought leadership, analyses, speechwriting) as well as marketing and promotional materials (content for websites and social media, press releases, advertorials).
At UNTANGLED Aldgate is the leader of WP 9: Dissemination and communication and is also involved in WPs 1 and 8.
The Development Policy Research Unit (DPRU) is one of Africa’s premier economic policy think tanks. The DPRU aims to inform economic and social policymaking by specialising in academically rigorous research into various socio-economic challenges in South Africa and Africa in general; their causes in areas such as education, regulation and governance; and the consequences of these challenges for poverty and inequality at the country and regional level.
The DPRU is located within the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town, and has been actively engaged in policy-relevant socio-economic research for 30 years. The three core objectives of the Unit are to foster high-quality, policy relevant research; train a new generation of research economists; and disseminate knowledge to decision- and policy-makers in government, the private sector and civil society.
The DPRU provides economic expertise in relation to research questions around labour markets, poverty and inequality dynamics. The bulk of its research derives from the analysis and manipulation of micro-level datasets, such as individual and household surveys, firm surveys, national censuses and increasingly, administrative databases.
At UNTANGLED the DPRU is involved in WPs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8.
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) produces independent research with the objective of informing policies that support a healthy economy and promote social progress. ESRI aims to provide policymakers with robust, objective evidence that can translate into effective policy solutions. Together with its independence and dedication to the highest academic standards, this means the institute is never distracted from its vision: informed policy for a better Ireland.
ESRI’s Tax, welfare and pensions department examines the design of these systems, with a focus on the effects they have on individuals, redistribution and incentives to work. Much of this work uses SWITCH, the ESRI tax and benefit model, to simulate the impact of actual or proposed reforms on households. The labour market and skills department explores how workers are faring in the labour market and what skills they need to succeed in an evolving economy. Research topics include pay, unemployment, training and skills.
At UNTANGLED ESRI is involved in all work packages.
Fedesarrollo, a Colombian think tank founded in 1970, promotes economic and social development through studies, publications and debates in various areas of public policy. The studies are financed in a balanced way, by the private sector, the public sector, multilateral entities and domestic and international foundations. Fedesarrollo has been ranked as the #1 think tank in Latin America by the University of Pennsylvania. Its research fields include demographics; labour markets; inequality and poverty; institutions; social and economic development; public policy impact evaluations; and fiscal, monetary, financial and trade policy. A notable example of Fedesarrollo’s influence on policies was a recent reduction in labour taxes.
At UNTANGLED Fedesarrollo is involved in WPs 2, 3, 7 and 8.
The Institute for Structural Research (IBS) is a not-for-profit independent research foundation based in Warsaw. IBS is committed to policy-relevant research in economics and other social sciences. Its main areas of interest include the labour market, demography, energy and applied quantitative methods. The institute’s work explores occupations; labour market effects of technological change and globalisation; skills; gender equality; and interactions between labour markets and demographic developments. IBS pays particular attention to the societal relevance and policy implications of its work. IBS researchers are also associated with leading Polish academic institutions: the University of Warsaw and Warsaw School of Economics.
At UNTANGLED IBS is leader of WP 3: Macro-level analysis, and is involved in all WPs.
The Institute of Population and Labour Economics (IPLE), affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), is one of China’s top labour economics institutions.
IPLE research areas include employment and wages; social security; labour relations; human resources; and population ageing. IPLE leads two influential surveys in China: the China Urban Labour Survey (CULS) and the China Employer-Employee Survey (CEES). IPLE scholars also serve as advisors to Chinese government ministries.
At UNTANGLED the IPLE is involved in WPs 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8
HIVA, the Research Institute for Work and Society at KU Leuven, is a multidisciplinary body that carries out policy-oriented research and provides expert advice on opportunities to create high-quality, long-term jobs and on how the policies applied by organisations, sectors and other actors affect those opportunities. Workers, socially vulnerable groups, social organisations and movements in society are the common themes of HIVA’s research. By gathering scientific knowledge and applying it to socially relevant topics, the institute works to ensure greater social justice, higher participation and equal opportunities for all citizens. Inequality of opportunity, and eliminating it through participation and social dialogue, form an important focus of interest.
The European comparative perspective is an important framework in HIVA analyses. Institute interdisciplinary research applies a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including the development of concrete methodologies and instruments.
At UNTANGLED KU Leuven, HIVA is leader of WP 1: Project management and coordination, WP 2: Framework and joint infrastructure and WP 7: Synthesis and policy. HIVA is involved in all WPs.
The Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER) is a public research institute which carries out both fundamental and applied research in social sciences, aiming to advance knowledge, support public policy and inform public opinion. Its research is organised in three departments: Living Conditions, the Labour Market and Urban Development and Mobility.
LISER’s Labour Market department conducts research on the effects of public policies and societal changes on employment and the workplace. The department’s key themes revolve around (i) the impact of public policies on employment in the context of high cross-border mobility and (ii) the impact of current socioeconomic challenges (such as digital transformations, diversity and ageing of the workforce) on companies’ modes of organisation, performance, employee skills and behaviour, and labour relations. The department’s research is multidisciplinary (economics, statistics, sociology, political science, law) and makes use of various tools (policy evaluation; quantitative, experimental and qualitative methods). Through the Labour Market Observatory, the department uses its research infrastructure and competencies to advise policymakers and inform the public about new findings in these fields.
At UNTANGLED LISER is leader of WP 5: Micro-level analysis, and is involved in all WPs.
Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The Department of architecture, built environment and construction engineering includes the Regional and Urban Economics research group, which has developed an international reputation over many years for its work on regional and urban issues, particularly those related to technological development. The group is recognised in various fields, such as : economic analysis of diffusion processes of advanced technologies and sectors, including the current Industry 4.0 technological transformation; the impact of innovation on regional development and productivity; scenario building through the development of the MASST (Macroeconomic Social Sectoral and Territorial model), now in its 4th version.
At UNTANGLED POLMI is the leader of WP 6: Scenarios for Europe and its territory, and is involved in WPs: 1, 2, 4, 7, 8 and 9.
RWI is a leading centre for economic research and evidence-based policy advice in Germany. Through its research, RWI provides information on economic development, assists economic policy decision-making and fosters economic literacy among the wider public. RWI explores a wide array of topics such as labour markets, education, migration, health, environment, development, and the macroeconomy. The Labour Markets, Education, Population research unit studies labour economics and labour market policies. The determinants of the labour market outcomes (employment, wages, etc.) of individuals are of particular interest, and include factors such as technological change, labour market institutions and policies.
At UNTANGLED RWI is involved in WPs 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 9.
The Department of Economics of the University of Perugia (UNIPG) is a research and teaching institution in the fields of economics, business and statistics. It offers undergraduate, master and post-graduate courses. Research activity is committed to attaining the highest international standards and is organised into four areas: economics; statistics; business and management; and law. Fruitful cooperation between researchers active in the areas of economics and statistics makes the department highly specialised in studies of applied economics and quantitative methods. The core fields of the research are: the labour market; economic and social inequality; innovation; growth; and institutional change. The Department of Economics advises regional governments and local authorities by conducting numerous research policy analyses and evaluation studies, especially in the field of local development, labour markets, education and social inclusion policies.
At UNTANGLED UNIPG is involved in all work packages.
LÉO, Laboratory of Economics Orléans, is the research institute of the University of Orléans. Its top priorities are scientific quality and societal relevance. LÉO scholars conduct innovative academic and policy-oriented research and translate it into policy advice and tailored training. Attention to problems linked to financial issues and environmental and macroeconomic policies is the common thread. By accumulating scientific knowledge and applying it to economically relevant topics, LÉO aims to improve the lives of all citizens. The European comparative perspective is an important framework in this work. LÉO research incorporates various disciplines and applies a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and includes the development of concrete methodologies and instruments.
LÉO brings together 100 researchers; its work covers three large fields: macroeconomics and finance; financial econometrics; and international economics and sustainable development (EI2D). The EI2D team carries out policy-oriented research and provides expert advice on the changes due to both globalisation and climate change.
At UNTANGLED the LÉO is involved in WPs: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 9.
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw) is an independent economic research institute with long experience in international economics as well as data collection and analysis. Wiiw research is focused on such areas as European integration, macroeconomic developments, structural change, labour markets, income distribution and regional and sectoral issues. Wiiw is committed to methodological plurality in its work. Methods range from purely descriptive analysis, quantitative and qualitative approaches, to econometric and modelling techniques.
At UNTANGLED wiiw is leader of WP 4: Meso-level analysis, and is also involved in WPs: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
The Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) is an independent scientific institute based in Vienna. It conducts research on the social embeddedness, contexts and impacts of innovation, and contributes to the designing of social, technological and organisational innovation processes that contribute to beneficial social change.
ZSI’s Work and Equal Opportunities Department focuses on socially innovative topics in the fields of labour markets, social policy and social inclusion. ZSI conducts quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research, often with participatory and co-creation methods; supports the development of social policy strategies in multi-stakeholder environments; and provides policy advice, foresight and facilitation.
At UNTANGLED ZSI is:
Leader of WP 8: Stakeholder engagement and is involved in WPs: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.