In the framework of the three-year Regional Project “Inequality, Poverty and Equality of Opportunity” (DEPOPOR) ( we would like to invite you to the second International Workshop on “Income Mobility, Economic Insecurity and Vulnerability for different generations of Europeans”.

The main areas of research within DEPOPOR are:

  1.  Economic growth, income mobility and inequality
  2. Equality of opportunity
  3. Multidimensional poverty
  4. Evaluation of redistributive policies
  5. Public policies and inter-territorial inequality

The workshop focuses on the first and third main area of the project aiming to provide guidelines for the analysis of wage instability and household income mobility and for the adequate measurement of vulnerability and insecurity in developed countries.

The DEPOPOR project involves the work of researchers from three Madrid’s public universities (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universidad de Alcalá) and is funded by Madrid’s Regional Government (Comunidad de Madrid).The main aim DEPOPOR is that of examining different issues related to general trends in inequality and poverty with a special focus on the effects of the Great Recession. The purpose is to provide new evidence on recent changes in the income distribution by means of new approaches and evaluation methods. Most of our empirical research lines focus on Spain but many of our analyses will also take the US, Canada and other European countries as a reference.We expect that both the workshops and the DEPOPOR project itself contribute to the debate on the effects of the current recession on inequality and poverty in European countries, a better identification of the groups at risk of income instability and extreme poverty, a better understanding of the processes of income mobility, new evidence on the impact of income maintenance programs and the development of new tools to simulate policy strategies. The contributions of this program are not only academic. Some of the results could be transferred to the policymaking area. Our findings could help to a better design of public policies.

In this second workshop, participants will enjoy the city of Alcalá de Henares, where Miguel de Cervantes was born and is a World Heritage City since 1999, one of the most important tourist places within Madrid’s region. The University, founded in 1499 by Cardenal Cisneros, owns a large number of relevant buildings of the XVIth century and was a cultural reference during the Spanish Siglo de Oro period in the XVIIth century. An example is the main street of the city, Calle Mayor, one of the longest and best well-kept arcade streets in Europe.

Alcalá de Henares is a cultural city with many activities and events. Examples of this are the award ceremony of the most important Literature Prize in Spanish language: the Premio Cervantes de Literatura, the Classic Theather Festival, the short-films Festival ALCINE, Cervantes Week and the Medieval Cervantes Market.

We are hoping to welcome you in Alcalá de Henares very soon.