Welcome to INCLUDE+, a network dedicated to exploring and fostering social and digital environments where everyone can thrive. From 2022 to 2027, this five-year program aims to build a robust knowledge community addressing inequalities in digital society.

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Our research and community practice spans algorithmic social justice, responsible and inclusive digital innovation, digital civics, and health. We strive to understand how wellbeing, precarity, and civic culture interplay with broader structural inequalities and how these are experienced and navigated by various communities.

HORIZON SCANNING OUTCOMES

Civic Participation

What is and what isn’t civic participation? What is the role of digital equity in civic participation? Our aim was to co-explore these questions using the INCLUDE+ Process. Social cohesion, social mobility and civic participation are under threat from rising inequalities, tied to health and wellbeing. During the pandemic, civic culture was radically relocated both … Read more

Precarity

Uncertainties regarding the availability of, and access to opportunities, support, resources and knowledge, have fed into widespread precarity as a lived socio-technical condition across all aspects of life. There is an enduring risk in the aftermath of COVID-19 of rising structural inequality not least because those hit hardest (in terms of work and health) by … Read more

Wellbeing

Lead Investigator: Roger Maull Wellbeing is a priority that needs to be addressed through structural change. Research on the impact of changing working and living conditions point to the dual impact of isolation and automation, particularly on younger (including children) and older demographics, and impacting wellbeing, social cohesion and civic engagement. As peripheral and central … Read more

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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INCLUDE+ is a collaboration between
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