The NCCR LIVES generates a wealth of knowledge on the subject of vulnerabilities during the life course. We aim to work together with public and private partners to put this knowledge into practice and inform innovative policy-making based on research evidence. Understanding how vulnerabilities emerge and impact upon the individual and society matters to academics as well as civil servants, politicians or social activists. That is why the NCCR LIVES is committed to exchange knowledge and actively contribute to the development of social policies geared towards effectively identifying, reducing and preventing vulnerability.
We seek the dialogue between researchers and social policy professionals and strongly encourage partnerships with stakeholders from private industry, public authorities and non-governmental organisations. We also regularly organise forums and roundtables and invite researchers and specialists from the field to share valuable knowledge and experiences. For an overview listing these activities, please consult the following page.
Through IMPACT we will regularly issue policy briefs to convey the expertise and recommendations on current public policy issues from members of the NCCR LIVES to targeted audiences in Switzerland and abroad.