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About CROP

CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) was established with a secretariat in Bergen in 1993 in order to promote social science research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context.

CROP has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen (UiB) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC). In 2009 the ISSC signed an agreement with UiB incorporating CROP into the university's academic and administrative environment.

The CROP Secretariat has a scientific director and supporting scientific and administrative staff. Responsibility for the general orientation of the scientific content of the programme falls primarily on the Scientific Committee (SC).

The organisational chart below illustrates CROP's governance and main activities:

CROP organisational chart1

UiB ISC

CROP News and Events

Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa

September 2019

PUBLICATION: NEW BOOK published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart. Edited by Keetie Roelen, Richard Morgan, Yisak Tafere

Social Policy, Poverty, and Inequality in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

September 2019

PUBLICATION: NEW BOOK published by Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart. Edited by Sofiya An, Tatiana Chubarova, Bob Deacon, Paul Stubbs

Poverty as Ideology: Rescuing Social Justice from Global Development Agendas

August 2019

OPEN ACCESS PUBLICATION: Book by Andrew Fischer, Institute of Social Studies (ISS), winner of the International Studies in Poverty Prize awarded by CROP and Zed Books

News from CROPNet

Launch and Workshop Event: CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Deadline 15 July)

Friday 18 October 2019

‘Putting Children First: New Frontiers in the Fight Against Child Poverty in Africa’ Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton, UK

The Breakthrough of the Social: Practical Utopias, Wisdom and Radical Transformations - Social work

2-6 September 2019 | Dubrovnik, Croatia

CONFERENCE commemorating 30 years of social work courses at the Inter-university centre (IUC).

EADI ISS Conference 2020

29 June - 2 July 2020 | The Hague, Netherlands

CALL FOR PANELS: Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice (deadline 6 September)

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