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Team Scotland (UK)
Social Quality in work and care

About the topic

What? The British team will “translate” (i.e. collect, summarize, make understandable and accessible) findings from existing research projects within the EU Framework Programmes and initiate their discussion in a local context.

Where? This British team will implement local dissemination activities in north of Britain. Locations of dissemination are Scotland (Edinburgh) and London.

Whom to reach? Through local events (1) in Scotland with the Grampian Research Network bringing together representatives from NGOs and local government officers (top/all levels) in the North of Scotland, who are normally out of the seminar/policy making loop due to their scattered and remote locations, (2) at the Scottish Government (top level) to bring together policy makers and members of Parliament in Scotland and (3) with policy makers (top/all levels) and NGOs through the Work Foundation in London. Through policy briefs: NGOs and policy makers (top/all levels) in Scotland and London. Through press: general public (e.g. newspapers). Through newsletter: all interested parties. Through panel discussions: exchange with user groups.

What will be disseminated?: We will disseminate research findings from the following projects:

(1) WORKCARE (2006-2009), a project on the social quality and changing relationships between work, care and welfare in Europe.
(2) HWF (2000-2003), a project on households, work and flexibility.
(3) CINEFOGO (2005-2009), a project on civil society and new forms of Governance  in Europe.
(4) RECWOWE (2006-2011), a project on reconciling work and welfare in Europe.
(5) EQUALSOC (2005-2010), a project on economic change, quality of life and social cohesion.

Team Facts:

UK (Scottish)Team (P2): UNIABDN-University of Aberdeen
Researcher: Prof. Wallace
Knowledge transfer: Dr. Ian Heywood, private consultant.
PR communication experts: J. Rostron (UNIABDN), external (to be named)
Contact: Prof. Claire Wallace (

The WORKCARESYNERGIES dissemination project ran for two years (2010/2011) and finished in December 2011.
Nevertheless, this homepage is being maintained for the next years to allow downloads of project information and related documents.