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New Research Project: EXIT

Exploring Sustainable Strategies to Counteract Territorial Inequalities from an Intersectional Approach

The EU-funded EXIT project aims to explore the manifestations, root causes and implications of socioeconomic inequalities within and between areas that are often referred to as left behind. The three-year project-involving seven universities and four civil society organizations from eight countries–will also propose ways to tackle such inequalities through a rigorous program of cross-disciplinary and multi-actor research with communities on the ground. The project will explore, from an intersectional perspective, how inhabitants, institutions and organizations in these areas perceive, experience and counteract inequalities. The comprehensive program of research and dissemination will enable knowledge sharing and best practice transfer between countries and communities in order to re-strategise their sustainable development and enhance social inclusion.

Project Team TU Wien:

Univ. Prof. Dr. Simon Güntner

Dr. Daniele Karasz

Adrienne Homberger, MA


International Project Partners:

Project Lead: Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Project Partners: Università Ca’Foscari, Italy; Warwick University, UK; Social Action and Innovation Centre (KMOP), Greece; Universidad de Oviedo, Spain; Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Centre for Social Policy (CSP), Serbia; European Anti-Poverty Network - Spain (EAPN-ES); Aalborg Universitet, Denmark; Associazione Ricreativa e Culturale Italiana (ARCI) Italy


Front view of an abandonded house