The CSIS research unit operates in the framework of the general strategies of the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the University of Trento. Its main objective is the promotion and coordination of initiatives of theoretically driven empirical research, focusing on Social Inequalities, their relation to institutions and their change over time and across generations.

We apply a comparative and interdisciplinary approach dealing with the analysis of the distribution and the perception of inequalities in the following fields:

  • welfare and the political system
  • employment and the labour market
  • families, demographic change
  • education

We aim at

  • strengthen the intra- and interdisciplinary cooperation among social experts dealing with the above topics, at local, national and above all international level, also with the objective of favouring the development and the dissemination of innovative methodologies in the field of social research;
  • activate and consolidate a network of national and international relationships, on the basis of the already ongoing cooperations 
  • provide skills and knowledge acquired throughout the research activities to the interested stakeholders (Departments, Centres, public institutions and private organisations);
  • organise seminars for students, PhD students, professors, social parts and citizens: