Current CR&DALL Projects

This section covers CR&DALL Projects currently running. A brief summary is provided - together with links where appropriate.

 

Precarious work and future careers in the context of the gig economy in South Africa and China

Youth increasingly face precarious work, such as internships and zero-hour contracts, as their first work experience. The growing “gig economy” has contributed to this precarious work. In upper and lower-middle income countries, where youth unemployment rates are growing, such jobs are seen as a panacea; envisaged as fostering pathways to later secure work. Yet there is limited evidence about whether this is the case.

Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in the Global South: a Systematic Literature Review

This project funded by VVOB Education for Development in Brusselswith a grant of €29,658 is led by CR&DALL core member, Professor Ellen Boeren and also involves Dr Srabani Maitra, also a CR&DALL core member, and Dr Dong Nguyen, a lecturer in the School of Education. It consists of a systematic literature review on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in the Global South and addresses six research questions:

Local, place-based, and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding

The project, Local, place-based, and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding, is supported under the British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant programme with funding of £9,803. Globally, post-conflict and transitional societies statistically relapse into violence and conflict within ten years (UNESCO, 2014) due to the state of fragility and crises conflicts create in their borders – the vicious cycle they are struggling to break away from. 

Employability in programme development (EPD): Establishing a labour market to higher education feedback loop drawing on local labour market intelligence

The Employability in Programme Development (EPD) project seeks to establish a feedback loop from the labour market to HEIs in order inform programme and course design to best support the employability of future graduates. It is funded by the European Commission from 2021-2023 under the Erasmus+ programme with a grant of €433,771. The project consortium is made up of five participating organisations.

The EU’s Role in the Implementation of the SDGs in Asia Pacific

The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network brings together researchers, policy think tanks and Non-Government Organisations who share a primary interest in enhancing the effective contribution of the EU to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia Pacific. It is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

Social and Scientific Innovation to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The Jean Monnet Network examines the role of the EU’s Smart Specialisation in linking scientific and social innovation, and how this can deliver global action to address societal challenges. Smart Specialisation is a direct outcome of European integration and the EU’s economic, social, and environmental agenda for a future Europe. It links closely with the EU’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The core question for the Network is: how has European integration enabled deep understanding of how regional innovation can deliver action on societal challenges in Europe and across the globe?

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