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 Research Projects


International projects:

  • FamiliesAndSocieties – changing families and sustainable societies: Policy context and diversity over the life course and cross generations, 2013-2017, FP7 project, coordinator of the project in Poland
  • „Generations and Gender Programme”, international research project coordinated by the Population Activities Unit, ECE, Geneva, since 2008; coordinator of the project in Poland
  • „Monitoring Quality of Life in Europe – Analytical Report on Family Life and Work”, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, 2009, leader of the project
  • „Reconciliation of work and welfare", RECWOWE; the Seventh FP network of excellence coordinated by Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Ange Guépin, Nantes, France, 2007-2011; participation in the task on “Tensions between family and work ’
  • „Job instability and changes in family and household trends: how to cope with these challenges through occupational and social policy actions based on a renewed Lisbon Strategy?’, coordinated by the Fondazione Brodolini, 2006-2007; principal investigator
  • Adequacy of Old-Age Income Maintenance in the EU- AIM, the Sixth FP Project coordinated by European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI), Brussels, 2005-2008, principal investigator
  • „Demography Network in the Observatory on the Social Situation“, the project carried out under  the EC Seventh Framework Programme, coordinated by the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Hague, 2004-2006, coordinator of the project in Poland.
  • LoWER 3 ”The Insecure Perspectives for the Low Skilled in the Knowledge Society”,  the project carried out under  the EC Sixth Framework Programme, coordinated by the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies AIAS, Universiteit van Amsterdam,  2004-2008, coordinator of the project in Poland
  • Network of experts in the fields of employment, social inclusion and gender equality issues, European Commission, Employment and Social Affairs DG, coordinated by the Victoria University of Manchester, 2004-2005.
  • DIALOG-  “The Population Policy Acceptance Study- The Viewpoint of Citizens and Policy Actors regarding the Management of Population Related Change,  the project carried out under  the EC Fifth Programme „Improving the Human Research Potential and the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base”, coordinated by the Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung – BIB, Wiesbaden, 2002-2005, principal investigator and country-level coordination
  • Developing of CVT System under Phare Project "National Vocational Training System Project" in Poland, Project Phare Pl003.11, key-expert  in the statistical component, German Education and Training GmbH- Ministry for Labour and Social Policy,  2002-2003.
  • Council of Europe,  European Population Committee, Social Cohesion Department, an expert for the topic "Retirement policies” under the theme „The economically active population in Europe”, 2002.


Country-level  projects:

  • „New family patterns in Italy and Poland: in searching for determinants of the change(FAMCHIP), project financed by National Science Centre, carried out in cooperation with the University of Florence, 2011-2013; the leader of the project.
  • Panel study on changes in interrelationships between generations, within the family and between women and men: generations, families and gender  – GGS-PL (the first round), the poject financed by the Ministry of Science,  2009-2012, co-leader of the project.
  • „Social diagnosis.  Monitoring of social effects of  reforms in Poland”, the panel survey carried out in 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, co-leader of the project
  • „Mothers in the labour market after maternal leaves”, the project  financed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, 2006-2007, leader of the project  
  • „Structural and cultural determinant of  women’s labour force participation in Poland”, the project financed by the Ministry of Science,  2005-2007, leader of the project
  • „Economic and educational activity of women and their care duties”, project financed by the European Social Fund and conducted by the Gdansk Institute on Market Economies, Warsaw School of Economics and Warsaw University, 2005-2007, co-leader of the project
  • „Gender Index”, project carried out under the European Community Programme EQUAL, 2006-2007, principal investigator
  • „Population policy – goals, measures, opinions”, the project of the National Research Council,  2001-2003, leader of the project

 Irena E. Kotowska