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Tárki Social Research Institute (Tárki)

 Contact details
Contact personMr Dávid László
contact and content coordinator 
StreetBudaörsi út 45. 
Address 1112 - Budapest (Hungary) 
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Other humanities
» Area studies
» Ethnic studies
» Economics
» Gender and sexuality studies
» Political science
» Sociology
» Other social sciences
» Statistics
» Other formal sciences
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Environmental sciences
» Family and consumer service
» Health sciences
» Human physical performance and recreation
» Journalism, mass media and communication
» Law
» Public affairs
» Social work
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
Tárki is an applied social research centre that engages in policy studies in areas of health, social policy, labour market and more.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
TÁRKI Social Research Inc. (Társadalomkutatási Intézet Zrt.) is an applied social research centre that engages in policy studies in areas of health, social policy, the information society, labour market, minorities and discrimination for national and international public institutions. Its Survey Unit is capable of conducting nationwide surveys either in person, by telephone, by mail or online. With the collaboration of our regional partners, TÁRKI Inc. is regularly involved in Central European survey research projects, including market and opinion research.
TÁRKI carries out for its clients various types of research activities, but social research is the most important part of its work. This includes:
- drafting consultancy and strategy papers for our clients (government agencies and private firms)
- developing software and producing microsimulation databases (e.g. on tax/benefit reforms, or modelling election results)
- carrying out surveys and producing research and monitoring reports (on savings, inflation expectations, business forecasts, social trends, etc.)
- carrying out political and general opinion polls on a wide variety of issues for a great number of different clients (the list of clients includes Hungarian and foreign central and local government agencies, corporations in various branches, such as banks, telecom companies and other trades, consultancy firms, international organisations, research and development funds, etc.)
- providing business-cycle research reports based on surveys of companies.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleGrowing Inequalities’ Impacts (FP7, DG Research, SSH-CT-2010-244592)
Specific ThemeAnalyses of the the social, cultural and political impacts that increasing inequalities.
Project websitehttp://www.gini-research.org/articles/home
CoordinatorWiemer Salverda, University of Amsterdam
Project #2
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleInterplay of European, National and Regional Identities: nations between states along the new eastern borders of the European Union (SSH-2
Specific ThemeAnalyses on the modern European identities and regional cultures.
Project websitehttp://www.enri-east.net
CoordinatorDr. Alexander Chvorostov, Institut für Höhere Studien, Center for Strategic Development
Project #3
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleAssessing Needs of Care in European Nations (DG Research, HEALTH-F2-2009-223483)
Specific ThemeANCIEN concerns the future of long-term care (LTC) for the elderly in Europe.
Project websitehttp://www.ancien-longtermcare.eu/
Coordinatordr. Esther Mot, Centraal Planbureau, Hoofd Afdeling Zorg
Project #4
Project TypeFP6
Project TitleTowards a Lifelong Learning Society in Europe: The Contribution of the Education System (Contract no. 513321)
Specific ThemeWhat is the contribution of the education system to the implementation of lifelong learning.
Project websitehttp://lll2010.tlu.ee
CoordinatorEllu Saar, Professor, Institute For International and Social Studies, Tallinn
Project #5
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleSocial Quality and the Changing Relationships between Work, Care and Welfare in Europe
Specific ThemeFocuses on the relationships between structural changes on the labour market and demography.
Project websitehttp://workcaresynergies.eu/
CoordinatorClaire Wallace, Professor, The School of Social Science, Edward Wright Building, University of Aberdeen
Project #6
Project TitleAdequacy and sustainability of old-age income maintenance (DG Research no. 513748)
Specific ThemeThe project assesses the capacity of European pension systems
Project websitehttp://www.enepri.org/Aim
CoordinatorJorgen Mortensen, Associate Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
TÁRKI carried out research in the following areas:
For more detailed research descriptions follow the link: http://www.tarki.hu/en/projects/.

Social structure, social mobility
Income distribution, labour market, poverty
Economic-social effects, microsimulation
Intergenerational transfers, pension systems
International comparative social policy
Health care system, health status
Family policy, fertility, demographics
Education, life-long learning
Minorities, immigrants, discrimination
Attitudes, opinions, satisfaction
IT research
Development policy research
Social Reporting

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