Commissioned by the European Commission/Horizon 2020-Marie Curie-Research & Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
The Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) at Middlesex University, in collaboration with a consortium of 19 universities across Europe and Latin America, was awarded a €2.4 million Horizon 2020-Marie Curie-Research & Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) grant, which was used to study trends in social inequalities in Europe and Latin America.
Beginning in 2016 and running until 2020, the €2.4 million (£1.8 million) project comprised a large-scale secondment scheme with academics from the network undertaking research visits between universities in Europe and Latin America. Knowledge transfer involving early-stage researchers and more senior network members included a postgraduate-level training scheme on research methods.
Middlesex was one of 19 universities in the INCASI consortium, which comprised nine institutions from Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay) and ten from Europe (Finland, France, Italy, Spain and the UK), and coordinated by the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
The Middlesex team, led by Associate Professor in Socio-Economic Development Dr Leandro Sepulveda, was made up of colleagues from across Middlesex University Business School and including Professor Stephen Syrett, Dr Anne Daguerre, Dr Francisco Dominguez, Dr Daniel Ozarow and research students Heather Jeffrey and Valentina Morretta.