Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab has launched the European Social Inclusion Initiative to address issues of social exclusion in Europe

19 Dec 2018

The European Social Inclusion Initiative will focus in its first year on education programmes

The European Social Inclusion Initiative will focus in its first year on education programmes aimed at improving the inclusion of first- and second-generation migrants and refugees in Europe

  • The European Social Inclusion Initiative conducted a systemic literature review on social inclusion and will focus their work on education, skills for youth and migrant inclusion

  • In its first year, the initiative will focus on education programmes aimed at improving the inclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe

  • It is inviting implementing organisations with migrant and refugee focused social inclusion activities in Europe to get involved by submitting a letter of interest

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), in collaboration with and supported by Community Jameel and Porticus, has launched the European Social Inclusion Initiative (ESII) – a research and policy initiative that aims to generate evidence to help address issues of social exclusion in Europe.

The ESII conducted a systemic literature review of more than 2,100 studies focusing on social inclusion and as a result will focus their work on three key potential levers:

  1. Education

  2. Skills for youth

  3. Migrant inclusion

ESII is a multi-year initiative that aims to generate new evidence by funding new research and sharing emerging lessons for programs and policies seeking to foster the social inclusion of marginalised populations. In its first year, ESII will focus on education programmes aimed at improving the inclusion of first- and second-generation migrants and refugees in Europe.

J-PAL Europe invites implementing organisations active in improving the inclusion of migrants and refugees in Europe to submit a brief letter of interest describing how they would like to become involved in the initiative.

More about the entities mentioned in the article:

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research centre working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of 171 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL conducts randomised impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty.

Porticus is the international organisation that manages and develops the philanthropic programmes of charitable entities established by Brenninkmeijer family entrepreneurs.