In the 25th issue of the journal Social Change in Switzerland, Christina Bornatici and her two co-authors examine the changing attitudes in Switzerland towards gender equality.
From January 2021, the Humanities and Social Sciences Division of the National Research Council will have a new president, Professor Laura Bernardi, Professor of Demography, who has also been head of research projects at LIVES since 2011.
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.
In the 24th issue of the journal Social Change in Switzerland, Marlis Buchmann, Helen Buchs & Ann-Sophie Gnehm from the University of Zurich report on the strong digitisation of the Swiss labour market.
In Switzerland, members of sexual and gender minorities are still victims of structural discrimination, social exclusion and physical violence. This was demonstrated by two psychologists from the Universities of Lausanne and Zurich in a survey of 1400 LGBTIQ+ persons.
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).
On 9 December 2020, Dan Orsholits defended his thesis and obtained his doctorate, presenting two models for the analysis of life courses and transitions.
On November 17, 2020, the Centre LIVES held a conference for the inhabitants of Chavannes-près-Renens to present the first research results related to the "Cause Commune" project.