INCODING had shaped its partnership so that it can effectively address the goals of the project.

The INCODING consortium is a balanced, complementary and transdisciplinary team formed by 5 academic organisations from five European Member States (Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hungary and Spain) and an expert advisory board interacting with an extensive network of social partners, workers’representatives and stakeholder that will provide relevant feedback at several stages of the project.


Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work (QUIT) – Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

QUIT – Centre d’Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball (Sociological Research Centre on Everyday Life and Work), established in 1989, is an interdisciplinary research unit at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) attached to the Department of Sociology.

The QUIT is based within the University’s Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology and is a part of the Institut d’Estudis del Treball (Institute for Labour Studies). The QUIT, which has been leading research in the sociology of work in Spain over the last 25 years, has, as its fundamental aim, the development and consolidation of high-quality research, building a strong expertise in three labour market related areas: labour market structure and employment policies; gender and the relation between everyday life and work ;and industrial relations.

QUIT joins many international research networks, so has been involved in large collaborative projects with outstanding research centres, often in cooperation with policy bodies.

QUIT is also the Spanish correspondent for Eurofound.

Centre for Social Innovation (Zentrum für Soziale innovation - ZSI)

ZSI is a private non-profit institute for applied social sciences and a Centre of Excellece for social innovation based in Vienna (Austria).

ZSI implements research and application projects on the social embedding and impact of all types of innovations and contributes to the design and diffusion of socially accepted and sustainable innovations to meet global challenges.

By working in science and praxis, ZSI systematically links research with application. The main areas of research of the department of “work and equal opportunities” at ZSI, where this project would be embedded, are social inclusion and employment, including industrial relations and the monitoring of labour market trends. ZSI has strong methodical competences in applying co-creation and social experimentation

designs as well as in evaluating the efficacy and impact of a policy interventions, projects and programs by deploying participative, quantitative and qualitative methods. We conduct research and advise public authorities and intermediate bodies, respectively, on how to best set up policy interventions jointly aiming at sustainable economic growth and social cohesion.

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Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS) – University of Copenhagen

Employment Relations Research Centre – is a research centre at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen. FAOS was formed on 1 January 1990 as a research group attached to the Department of Sociology. On 1 January 1999 it was given the status of a research centre. Since its formation, FAOS has focused on studies of the labour market, industrial relations and, in recent years, employment relations, applying Danish, Nordic and European perspectives. FAOS’s aims are: to add to the existing fund of basic knowledge of employment relations, thus extending our understanding of the complex pattern of development currently taking place on Europe’s labour markets. This goal is to be achieved by conducting empirical and theoretical studies in Danish, European and global perspectives, to work in close association with related research environments in Denmark and other countries, with a particular focus on participation in joint comparative research projects with an international dimension; to contribute to the training of PhD-students to publish research results; and to maintain a dialogue with the labour market parties and with the relevant administrative/political institutions. In compliance with its aims, FAOS forms and joins many international research networks. The centre participates in research projects carried out in co-operation with the labour-market parties. FAOS is also a national centre under European Observatory of Working Life – EurWORK.


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WZB Berlin Social Science Center (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH)

The WZB Berlin Social Science Center conducts basic research with a focus on problems of modern societies in a globalized world. The research is theory-based, problem-oriented, often long-term and mostly based on international comparisons.

Research results are published for the scientific community as well as for experts in politics, business, the media and civic organizations.

As a non-university research institute, the WZB is member of the Leibniz-Association. The WZB closely cooperates with Berlin universities. Its research directors also hold chairs at universities in Berlin and beyond.

The group Globalization, Work, and Production (GAP – Globalisierung, Arbeit und Produktion) is a research group within the research area Digitalization and Societal Transformation at the Berlin Social Science Center.

The research group GAP focuses on the changing ways in which work is organized. On the one hand, globalization has led to the rise of new industrial locations (the BRIC countries, the emerging economies, i.e., fast-growing newly industrialized and developing countries) and to changes in the global footprint of enterprises. This has been accompanied by considerable changes in working and employment conditions in traditional high-wage and low-wage countries. On the other hand, new digital technologies (discussed in Germany under the labels “Industrie 4.0” and “Arbeit 4.0”) are changing the ways work is organized. The implementation of cyber-physical systems and new robotics concepts transforms work in manufacturing and service sectors. The emergence of the platform economy challenges traditional forms of the workplace and employment relations.

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Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence) is a research institution where 200 Hungarian and international researchers engage in exploratory and innovative national and international research projects in the Social Sciences. Founded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and part of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network, the Centre’s charter established its freedom to research without political influence. Comprising four institutes—Political Science, Minority Studies, Legal Studies, Sociology and other research units—, the Centre has greatly contributed to understanding and addressing far-reaching societal issues that pertain to Hungarian and European societies.

The Centre’s research activities focus on sociology, political science, computational social science, network science, minority studies, and law. Researchers take an interdisciplinary approach in their scientific work. The Centre’s main goals are to extend the quality of Hungarian research to Europe and beyond, to take a prominent regional lead in social science research, and to serve as a point of scientific reference in Hungary. The Centre currently operates over 70 local and international research projects.

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