Research group SGR Innovation, Governance and Public Policies (i-GOP)
Until now, IGOP was organized around two consolidated research groups (SGRs): URGOCIS (Urban Governance, Commons, Internet and Social Innovation) and AGAPP (Public Policy Analysis Management and Assessment).
In 2022 we decided to integrate these two groups into one called i-GOP (Innovation, Governance and Public Policies) to reflect the merging of what before tended to be separate research agendas. Over the years, our research has developed in a considerably more integrative manner due to increasing cooperation and synergies between research teams and leaders.
The areas and issues of interest are related to public policy innovation and the governance of complex social and political systems in comparative perspective, and from different levels of government. This group aims to generate and share knowledge on the major challenges facing contemporary democracies. i-GOP leads and participates in a large number of European and national research projects. It also maintains a close relationship with applied research linked to public administrations and social entities.
Main lines of research
1. Socio-spatial Inequalities and Urban Policies
2. Social Inequalities and Welfare Reform
3. Urban collective action, the right to the city and the politics of proximity
4. Public Administration and Citizenship
Competitive Research Projects
Applied Research Projects
Josep Lluís Espluga
Marie Curie (Antwerp)
Ramon y Cajal