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Territorial Dimension of Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe (ESPON TIPSE)

The ESPON TiPSE project has tackled the issue of poverty and processes of social exclusion in Europe. The project has contributed to improve the evidence base for policy to promote inclusive growth.

The ESPON TiPSE has been aiming at supporting policy, both by enhancing the evidence base and by identifying existing good practice. Poverty and social exclusion are essentially relative concepts, arguably meaningful only within a specified geographical context. This underlines the central importance of observation, measurement, and careful data analysis as an essential preparation for intervention.

The main outcomes of the project have been the generation of a regional database and associated maps, of poverty and social exclusion indicators, as well as mapping of macro and micro-scale patterns of poverty and social exclusion across the ESPON space. Furthermore, the project has derived recommendations for the monitoring of territorial trends in poverty and processes of exclusion.

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Media coverage:

Halverad barnfattigdom i Botkyrka (Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm, November 27, 2015)

Forskare förespråkar blandade kulturer (Swedish Radio P4 Stockholm, November 27, 2015)

Hur motverkar man socialt utanförskap? (ETC Helg, Swedish magazine, November 11, 2015)