IRPPS is an Interdisciplinary Research Institute that conducts studies on demographic and migration issues, welfare systems and social policies, on policies regarding science, technology and higher education, on the relations between science and society, as well as on the creation of, access to and dissemination of knowledge and information technology.
It groups together analyses and theoretical and empirical studies, facilitating collaboration among different disciplinary frontiers, to form three main research lines:
- Study of the relations between population trends and social and economic development
- Study of the social dynamics and policies in welfare systems
- Study of changes in society linked to the spread of knowledge and information technology
IRPPS' strategic objectives:
To adapt the corpus of research performed to suit the needs of society in its specific areas of competence, which comprise:
population dynamics, migration policies and dynamics, social and demographic behaviour, gender studies, welfare, social integration, research, innovation and training policy, teaching and public communication of science, globalization, social informatics and social computing, electronic health care.
To provide tools and cognitive methods for applying research results in a broad socio-economic context
It carrying on its activity as a research Institute it can draw on numerous national and international collaborations, also in the form of conventions and consortia, with Italian and foreign universities and entities and also participates in policy and research networks (OECD, EU, Unesco, European Science Foundation). The Institute is currently party to a number of contracts and benefits from funding from the European Commission, public agencies and local authorities, as well as from private corporations and bodies.