One of the sub-projects will study how entrepreneurship can serve as a way out of unemployment. This research may have implications for the assessment of public employment services and social insurance programs across Europe.

Institutional change that prepare for new policies, can be more important than the crisis policy itself. Short-term economic, social and political adjustments can have lasting consequences.

When promotion of the European Social Model became one of the main EU objectives, the national social models faced new challenges and constraints. One sub-project will focus on the national and European responses to the multilevel governance of the European labour markets.