Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure (InGrid)

The InGrid project is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant Agreement No 312691 and involves 17 European partners.

Referring to the EU2020-ambition of Inclusive Growth, the general objectives of InGrid – Inclusive Growth Research Infrastructure Diffusion – are to integrate and to innovate existing, but distributed European social sciences research infrastructures on ‘Poverty and Living Conditions’ and ‘Working Conditions and Vulnerability’ by providing transnational data access, organising mutual knowledge exchange activities and improving methods and tools for comparative research.

This integration will provide the related European scientific community with new and better opportunities to fulfil its key role in the development of evidence-based European policies for Inclusive Growth.

In this regard specific attention is paid to a better measurement of related state policies, to high-performance statistical quality management, and to dissemination/outreach activities with the broader stakeholder community-of-interest, including European politics, civil society and statistical system. A better measurement and understanding of vulnerable groups is the common and shared expected impact of this integrated research infrastructure.

Project website


  • European Commission

Grant amount


Manchester people

  • Professor Natalie Shlomo
  • Dr Duncan Smith

Affiliates and partners

  • Statistics Quality Managment Pillar: Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Trier and Pisa
  • TÁRKI Social Research Institute Inc.
  • HIVA - Research Institute for Work and Society, KU Leuven
  • CED - Centre d’Estudis Demografics
  • LIS - Luxembourg Income Study, asbl
  • BIGSSS - Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Universität Bremen
  • Dipartimento di Economia e Menagement, Università di Pisa
  • AIAS, Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • CEE - Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi
  • CEPS - Centre for European Policy Studies
  • The Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholms Universitet (pillar leader)
  • CSB - Centre for Social Policy, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • ISER - Institute for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex