[Air-L] Postdoc in Sociology/Digital Socioolgy @ Abertay University (UK)

Stefano De Paoli stefano.depaoli at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 01:23:12 PDT 2016

*** Little Reminder ***

We are looking to recruit a postdoc in Sociology/Digital Sociology
for 19 Months, to work with us on the H2020 CAPS project "PIE News".

Application deadline is tomorrow (12th of August)
The work will be mainly in the area of online reputation and it will
require interdisciplinary collaborations.

Further details about the post and the application process can be found here


The post is based at Abertay University in Dundee (UK).

PIE News Overview:

The overall ambition of the PIE News project is to foster the emergence of
commonfare as an alternative economic model to fight poverty, a condition
affecting some 25% of the European population. Commonfare is a new
collaborative form of welfare provision based on equitable governance and
grassroots democracy. It entails the involvement of diverse stakeholders to
facilitate the bottom-up arousal of collective practices tackling the needs
of the new poor (precarious workers, working poor, NEETs, people left
behind by safety nets). The consortium will achieve this goal through a
Collective Awareness Platform (CAPS) which (a) informs people about
existing welfare state provisions, (b) provides them with the means to
share good practices on how to handle poverty-related issues, and (c)
supports their abilities to network and to sustain real-life value. The
project pioneers commonfare as a new social innovation goal by raising
collective awareness on the threats connected to Poverty, lack of Income,
and unEmployment (‘PIE conditions’), thus empowering the new poor and
enabling the relevant stakeholders, e.g. policy makers, to tackle such
threats more effectively. Three pilot actions (in Croatia, Italy, and the
Netherlands) will drive the design and implementation of the PIE News
project, triggering a public engagement process. PIE NEWS capitalizes on
the collective power and skills of the ‘new poor’ promoting commonfare
through actions that increase collective awareness on PIE Conditions. Such
actions will be supported by an extensive dissemination strategy,
including, e. g., open calls for the organization of bottom-up networking
events.The PIE News platform will innovate the CAPS domain not only in
terms of target population and, public design approach, but also by
combining a reputation system as a way to remunerate labour with
a digital currency as a mean of acquisition of good and services within and
outside the platform.

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