3 projects win the call "Seeds of LIVES"

The call for projects "Seeds of LIVES" supports projects that are in the process of being written, which may be then associated with the UNIL-LIVES Centre. Launched in June 2020, it encourages the emergence of interdisciplinary research projects on life courses and vulnerabilities.


Inauguration of LIVES Social Innovation

On 23 November, the LIVES Centre in collaboration with the Social work and Health department of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) inaugurated their joint platform for social innovation: LIVES Social Innovation (LSI).


New overview thanks to the "Swiss Social Policy Dictionary".

The 251 contributions collected in this dictionary illustrate the great diversity and breadth of social policies. Although they are little valued in public opinion, they seem self-evident, operating, so to speak, in the background and on the margins of society, as Stéphane Rossini, Director of the Federal Social Insurance Office (FSIO), points out in the preface to the dictionary. The new edition of the dictionary makes visible both the contents and the historical references of social policies, their relationship and links with other political fields, Swiss specificities and current and future challenges.

LIVES international call for projects - Congratulations to the 4 winning projects

Four research projects won the international call for proposals launched in May. In total, 21 proposals were submitted and reviewed by a LIVES Board Committee and one external reviewer. They were ranked on the following criteria: expertise, originality, feasibility, interdisciplinarity, output potential, international collaboration as well as the correspondence to LIVES major research goals.