Active projects

Solidarity in times of crisis: perceptions of deservingness during the pandemic in Switzerland

"Solidarity in times of crisis: perceptions of deservingness during the pandemic in Switzerland" is a project launched by the IDHEAP, nccr on the move and the LIVES Center following the COVID-19 crisis.  This project focus on the implications of the pandemic and of its economic fallout on perceptions of deservingness for different types of social rights. This project has two main axis: the first one study deservingness perceptions regarding two different domains of state help (services in the health care sector and access to social benefits for self-employed) and the second one extend the deservingness framework to study wether particular groups of mobile individuals should be entitled to be (internationally) mobile and more specifically to be allowed to access to Switzerland. 

LIVES Social Innovation

The LIVES Centre in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO) is currently developing a structure that will support the creation and implementation of social innovation projects.

"Parchemins" Project - Assessing the health and well-being of undocumented migrants

The Parchemins project, associated with the LIVES Centre, aims to assess the impact of regularisation on the undocumented migrants’ population in Geneva, particularly in terms of health and well-being. This project, which is a first in Europe, is linked to the Opération Papyrus, which granted work permits to more than 2,000 people between 2017 and 2018. Of the 4 waves of data collection planned, the first two have been completed.

Accumulation of resources and development of vulnerability over the life course

This cross-cutting issue emphasises the importance of the accumulation of social and economic as well as psychological and physiological resources over the course of life. Its analytical focus is the study of the long-term consequences of the accumulation and use of such resources on the development of vulnerability. It centres on the following themes.

Stress and ressource dynamics across life domains

This cross-cutting issue aims to stimulate research focusing on the permeability of stresses and resources across different life-course domains, such as family, work, education, leisure time or well-being trajectories.