PIONEERED: Elaborating the link between social and educational policies for tackling educational inequalities in Europe

Andreas Hadjar, Aigul Alieva, Solvejg Jobst, Jan Skrobanek, Alyssa Grecu, Irina Gewinner, Frederick De Moll, Auli Toom

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Although a number of policies tackling educational inequalities have been introduced in recent decades in Europe, educational inequalities exist to a varying extent both in different sub- and supranational contexts. In this article, we address the link between social and educational policies with respect to educational inequalities. Educational policies aim to guarantee opportunities throughout educational trajectories and beyond. They pertain to all areas and the entire duration of the human life. Our contribution to introduces the ongoing Horizon 2020 project PIONEERED on educational inequalities by elaborating on the social problems behind those disparities, and by outlining the project’s conceptual and methodological approaches that join together multilevel, intersectional and life-course perspectives.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • social policies
  • educational policies
  • education
  • inequalities
  • research design

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