Collegio scholars win two European 7FP grants

In 2012, in addition to its successful harvest of ERC grants, the Collegio was also successful in obtaining two new European Commission grants within the 7th Framework Programme.

The project "Families And Societies - Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations," involves 28 European universities and is coordinated by the University of  Stockholm. Its main objectives are: to investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe; to assess the compatibility of existing policies to family changes; and to contribute to evidence-based policy-making. Carlo Alberto Fellow Daniela Del Boca will coordinate the work package: "Child Care and Child outcomes" of the project. The interdisciplinary team include Collegio Scholars Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Letizia Mencarini, Tiziana Nazio, Mario Pagliero, Silvia Pasqua, Chiara Pronzato. Also the CCA work package will avail itself of a post-doctoral fellow; please find here the application page for this position.

The project "Mobilising the potential of active ageing in Europe," involves 29 universities and is coordinated by the University of Sheffield. Its main objective is to explore how pension plan communication might help individuals make good saving, investment and insurance decisions. This research can help policy makers in designing reporting standards for pension funds and individual pension plans. We also explore how information provision and financial literacy may affect saving, investment and insurance decisions, and whether it is possible to enhance financial literacy and affect behavior in a cost-effective way. Carlo Alberto scholars Elsa Fornero, Giovanna Nicodano, Riccardo Calcagno, Annamaria Lusardi and Maria Cristina Rossi, as well as the research unit CERP, will participate to the work package titled "Pension Systems, Savings and Financial Education," coordinated by Netspar.