Horizon 2020: funding for project on ethnic inequality in the labour market

Bram Lancee and Marcel Coenders have been successful in a bid for a Horizon 2020 grant. Their project – ‘Growth, Equal Opportunities, Migration and Markets’- focuses on ethnic inequality and is worth 2.5 million euros. Of that amount 450,000 euros goes to Utrecht University.

With over twenty researchers located in eight European countries, this project aims to advance our understanding of ethnic inequality as a central barrier to the optimal functioning of the European labour market and thus to growth and innovation.

Amongst other tasks, researchers from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences will be involved in carrying out field experiments on ethnic discrimination.

The project starts in September 2015 and has a duration of three years.