Inequality has been growing within and between European countries. Welfare and public policies in Europe are intended to promote more inclusive growth. The EU-funded GI-NI project will improve our understanding of the changes and the joint impact of three major transformations on inequality and inclusive growth: technological progress, globalisation and migration.

GI-NI offers policy and governance solutions. The aim is to equip citizens and companies better so that they secure more equal opportunities and outcomes. In addition to measuring impacts and fostering dialogue, the project will collect and consolidate data and produce future projections. As a result, GI-NI will generate new scientific understanding next to multilateral policy solutions.

  • Measure impacts of the transformations on work, skills, and inequality
  • Synthesize and analyse their interaction
  • Foster dialogue and co-create future options with stakeholders
  • Collect and consolidate data and produce future projections
  • Identify policy and governance options for inclusion and equality
  • New scientific understanding of joint impacts of transformations
  • Multilateral policy solutions
  • New evidence in support of a robust EU policy strategy



Dr. Michael Handel

is associate professor from the Northeastern University (Boston, USA). He has worked for the OECD. His expertise is skilling of workers and quality of work.

Dr. Catia Batista

is Associate Professor of Economics at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She is Founder/Scientific Director of the NOVAFRICA research center, focused on migration.

Dr. Irmgard Nübler

is a Senior Economist at the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Switzerland. She leads the research on technology, productive transformation, jobs and decent work.

Prof. Dr. Baris Alpaslan
is an Associate Professor of Economics at Social Sciences University of Ankara Department of Economics. Dr. Alpaslan has also been serving as an Associate Dean at the Faculty of Political Science and as a Director at the ASBU Centre for International Development (CID).

Dr. Mehtap Akgüç

is a senior researcher in the Economic, Employment and Social Policies Unit of the Research Department at the ETUI. She is also a research affiliate at the IZA (Institute of Labor Economics). Her main research interests lie in the field of labour economics.

Dr. Swati Banerjee

is chairperson and associate professor at the Centre for Livelihoods and Social Innovation (CLSI), School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, India and Co-ordinator, Right Livelihood College, RLC – TISS.

Prof. Johnny Sung Chi Keung

is professor at the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) in Singapore. Responsible for several major surveys in Singapore: the BPSS, the SLS and the ITP.