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Eric Marlier


  • 11, Porte des Sciences, Maison des Sciences Humaines

    L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval



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Research summary

Eric Marlier has been the International Scientific Coordinator of the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER, former CEPS/INSTEAD) since 2002. Since he started his career (1988), he has been involved in research commissioned by the European Commission, the United Nations, the OECD, the World Bank, the Council of Europe and various national Governments. He is used to managing large-scale research networks in the fields of social policy and social statistics. Between 2005 and 2014, he coordinated the “European Network of Independent Experts on Social Inclusion” (ENIESI) and since 2014 he has managed the “European Social Policy Network” (ESPN). Since 2008, he has been in charge of the “Network for the analysis of the EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC)” (Net-SILC). He was a member of the World Bank’s Commission on Global Poverty chaired by Sir Tony Atkinson (2015-2016). He was a member of the board of the French “National Observatory for Poverty and Social exclusion (ONPES)” until it was merged, in 2020, with the French National Council for poverty against poverty and social exclusion (CNLE); he has now joined the scientific committee of CNLE.

Eric’s strong commitment to better understanding and improving the situation of children has led him to chair the EU Task-Force on Child Poverty and Well-Being (2007), to take part in the drafting of the 2012 “SPC Advisory Report” that helped the European Commission prepare the 2013 EU Recommendation on Investing in children, to co-author (with Hugh Frazer) two European reports relating to this Recommendation (the 2013/4 ENIESI Synthesis Report and the 2017 ESPN Synthesis Report), to contribute to various UNICEF Report Cards, etc. In 2018-2019, he was the Project Manager of the first phase of the EU “Feasibility Study for a Child Guarantee”; and since 2019, the Project Manager of second phase of this study.

He has written widely (books, papers and reports) on the development of social indicators and their use in the policy process (at national, EU and global levels), on comparative socio-economic analysis (especially on income, poverty and living conditions) and on international comparative social policy. See:

He has, in addition, organised many international conferences in these various areas of research, and is regularly called on as an international advisor in social policy and in the implementation of comparative social surveys.

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ESPN 2018: Establishment and Management of a Social Policy Network

Marlier, E., Guio, A., Frazer, H., Sementini, L., Vanhercke, B., Ward, T., Baeten, R., Fink, M., Fuller, A., Klosse, S., Natali, D., Natter, M., Olafsson, S., Vandenbroucke, F., Riedel, M., Nicaise, I., Pacolet, J., Bogdanov, G., Georgieva, L., Zahariev, B., Stubbs, P., Vukorepa, I., Zeinscak, S., Kantaris, M., Koutsampelas, C., Theodorou, M., Jahoda, R., Maly, I., Sirovatka, T., Kvist, J., Moller Pedersen, K., Biin, H., Masso, M., Paat-Ahi, G., Piirits, M., Kalliomaa-Puha, L., Kangas, O., Bonnand, G., Huteau, G., Huteau, G., Le Bihan, B., Legros, M., Martin, C., Gerlinger, T., Hanesch, W., Schmitz, J., Sakellis, Y., Theodoroulakis, M., Ziomas, D., Fruzsina, A., Gal, R. I., Asgeirsdottir, T., Olafsson, S., Stefansson, K. H., Burke, S., Daly, M., Hughes, G., Jessoula, M., Natili, M., Pavolini, E., Raitano, M., Lace, T., Rajevska, F., Hornich, P., Marxer, W., Lazutka, R., Poviliunas, A., Zalimiene, L., Swinnen, H., Gjorgiev, D., Gerovska Mitev, M., Borg, A., Vassallo, M., Anderson, K. M., de Vaan, K., van Waveren, B., West Pedersen, A., Skevik Grodem, A., Veenstra, M., Chłoń-Domińczak , A., Sowa, A., Topińska , I., Perista, P., Mateus, C., Perista, H., Quaresma, M. D. L., Farcasanu, D. O., Pop, L., Urse (Pescaru), D., Bajec, J., Stokic Pejin , L., Bednárik , R., Madarasová Gecková , A., Gerbery, D., Majcen, B., Prevolnik Rupel , V., Stropnik, N., Gonzáles de Durana , A. A., Moreno Fuentes, F. J., Marbán Gallego , V., Montserrat Codorniu, J., Rodriguez Cabrero, G., Fritzell, J., Nelson, K., Palme, J., Schön, P., Bonoli, G., Trein, P., Adaman, F., Aslan, D., Burcay Erus, B., Sayan, S., Bennett, F., Bradshaw, J. & Glendinning, C.

European Commission


Project: Research

Research Output

Feasibility study for a child guarantee (FSCG): Final Report

Frazer, H., Guio, A-C. & Marlier, E., 16 Jul 2020, Brussels: European Commission. 288 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Micro- and macro-drivers of child deprivation in 31 European countries

Guio, A-C., Marlier, E., Vandenbrouke, F. & Verbunt, P., 30 Jan 2020, 2020 ed. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Commission. 72 p. (Statistical working papers)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
Open Access

Towards an EU measure of child deprivation.

Guio, A-C., Gordon, D., Marlier, E., Najera, H. & Pomati, M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Child Indicators Research. 11, 3, p. 835-860 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access