Polibienestar Research Institute

Polibienestar Research Institute

(University of Valencia)

POLIBIENESTAR, Research Institute on Social Welfare Policy, is a University of Valencia’s research institute. Well-known internationally, its main research areas are innovation in social technology, technical advising and training in the social policy field.
For twenty years now, it has been doing both basic and applied research on the economic, social, political and technical sustainability aspects of welfare systems. It has been advising both the Administration and private companies on the planning, design and implementation of social welfare and sustainable resources and policies.
POLIBIENESTAR acts as an advisory team for both the Administration and private companies in the planning, design, development and assessment of its policies, departments and services.
Areas of research: Health, Smart Cities, Tourism, Social policy, Governance and public administrations, Corporate economics.
This institute is made up of an interdisciplinary team led by Jorge Garcés Ferrer. More than 100 researchers shape the team. They come from Universitat de València and other 7 spanish universities: Universitat Jaume I de Castelló, Universitat Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad del País Vasco, Universidad de Burgos, Universidad de Murcia, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and Universidad de Extremadura. But also 3 international Universities, from Chile, Paraguay and Canada.

Role in the project:

Polibienestar has transversal and holistic functions in all the project. It brings to the consortium a consolidated experience in public policy.Polibienestar is also participating in different network activities on European level, from where it can draw experiences, knowledge and results that can support the development of new knowledge and innovative results in the EUVECA project, as well as creating substantial dissemination activities and policy discussions.
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