The MapIE project will:

Explore previous research to understand the development of educational inequalities and the existing compensatory measures.

Gather descriptions of existing longitudinal data and registries to facilitate access to original data sources.

Describe the mechanisms through which educational inequalities arise in various contexts based on empirical analyses of longitudinal data.

Identify effective strategies for mitigating educational inequalities through educational policies and interventions.

Develop a framework for conducting comparable, high-quality longitudinal studies that address educational inequalities across different European contexts in the future.

MapIE aims to achieve its goals through:

An interdisciplinary approach

MapIE brings together interdisciplinary expert teams, consisting of researchers with background in psychology, educational sciences, special needs education, sociology, economics and statistics. In addition, their teams involve staff with training in information technology to ensure a smooth and secure technical implementation of the project.

Gender equality

In MapIE, gender is among the key factors that we systematically consider when analysing educational inequalities and means for compensating for them. Our consortium members have made significant previous contributions to research in this area. We will rely on the European Commission Report that defines the concepts and methods related to, e.g., sex and gender analysis.

Open Science

The MapIE consortium, led by TAU, is fully committed to implementing open science practices throughout the project duration and beyond, going in line with the Horizon Europe regulations and the grant agreement. We will provide immediate open access (OA) to all peer-reviewed scientific publications. All metadata will be open under CC0 or equivalent license in accordance with the FAIR principles, which will ensure policy makers’ and researchers’ access to them, following the data owners’ accessibility policies.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.



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