Hart Group (UK)
Hart Group, a sponsor of Oxford XXI, is a UK-based consulting organisation with a large network of local and international associates. Hart Group brings together professional expertise in social and economic development consultancy and financial and business services.
In addition, the group provides a range of cross-cutting services, in the fields of technical and financial audit, human resource development and training, institutional development, project management and monitoring, and assurance reporting on public information.
Hart Group was founded in 1988 and has since established an extensive international network of professional organisations and individuals. The group has long-standing working relationships with institutes and consultancy organisations and has a wide network of partners and associate consultants across Western and Eastern Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Australia, South Africa, the USA, and China.
Centre for Global Politics, Economy, and Society, Oxford Brookes University (UK)
The Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society is an inter-disciplinary research centre with a remit to encourage reflection on and investigation into social transformations of global scope which are impacting upon the world today.
The Centre provides a forum for scholars to collaborate and explore such phenomena through theory construction and empirical investigation. The Centre’s commitment to inter-disciplinarity offers its members and affiliates excellent opportunities for contacts and networking, as well as a venue for collective reflection. Its thematic and inclusive goals permit intellectual interests that are not always accommodated in single disciplines to find a platform. The Centre is committed to the dissemination of high quality research to a wide audience, which includes the academy, policy makers, business and civil society.
New Europe Centre, University of Aberdeen (UK)
The New Europe Centre Aberdeen is concerned with European social research. It consists of a variety of people and projects at the University of Aberdeen and outside who are working on the problem of understanding Europe in terms of people, values and behaviour. An important aspect of this work is also to look at policy measures and implications.
The Centre is part of a network of institutions across Europe that work together on different topics and includes partners from Vilnius to Vladivostock, from Lisbon to Lviv and from Bergen to Bucharest. The New Europe Centre is funded through a range of projects on topics such as household strategies, work-life balance, social capital, European social policy, gender, European identity, migration, youth and generations.
TARKI Social Research Institute, founded in Budapest in 1985, is an employee-owned, nonpartisan research centre. The institute’s profile comprises research on a wide range of issues related to social stratification, labour markets, income distribution, intergenerational transfers, tax-benefit systems, consumption and lifestyle patterns and attitudes.
TARKI is engaged in the analysis of Hungarian social issues with a strong emphasis on comparative analyses, and provides expertise on European social structure, income distribution, social mobility and attitudes as well as on the operation of national social welfare regimes. TARKI regularly advises international and national decision-makers.
TARKI is a member of various international research networks and consortia, including CESSDA, ICPSR, ISSP, ESS, LIS, ECPR and ENEPRI. In addition, every second year TARKI publishes the highly regarded Hungarian Social Re