Active projects

Living well in retirement with others. Commitments, skills and quality of life in the age of lifelong learning (VIVRA)

Entering retirement is a time of transition that marks the beginning of a stage in the life course that is sometimes more vulnerable than others. But it can also be an opportunity to develop new commitments and skills. Based on a participatory and comprehensive approach, and drawing on the experience of the seniors themselves, this research project studies the voluntary involvement of seniors in associations, and its possible effects on their quality of life.


WELLWAYS investigates how events and transitions in the family and employment domains, which significantly influence health and well-being, contribute to such inequality.

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. 

"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.