Organization Name / Department
TASC – Ireland’s Think tank for Action on Social Change
Organization Short Name
Website of the organization / department
Research Think tank
Economic Sciences (ECO) Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC) Environment and Geosciences (ENV) Life Sciences (LIF)
Sub-Fields / Keywords
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action(s) of interest
- European Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Global Postdoctoral Fellowships
Short Description of the Organization / Department
TASC is an independent think-tank whose mission is to address inequality and sustain democracy by translating analysis into action. As a public education charity (CHY 14778), TASC engages in research and public outreach concerning inequality, democracy, and climate justice in the current political, economic, and social environment. Through its work, TASC seeks to increase public knowledge of economic and social policy, improve working conditions, facilitate a just transition to advance climate action and protect livelihoods and communities, and more generally, contribute to positive social change in Ireland and the EU.
TASC regularly evaluates the work of other organisations that seek to improve service access to vulnerable and marginalised groups. In conducting research and practice-based evaluations, TASC consistently employs rigorous mixed research methods, including statistical analysis of government data, organising focus groups, implementing surveys, and conducting open-ended and semi-structured interviews.
TASC staff use such data to tailor policy recommendations and to propose specific interventions for government, civil society, and other commissioning organisations.
Previous Related Projects / Research Experience
Thematic areas and list of supervisors who are looking forward to preparing a project proposal with postdoctoral researchers
Dr Shana Cohen – inequality, democracy ,social inclusion, climate justice, health
Contact Person/ Position in the Organisation/ Phone/ E-mail
Louisa MacKenzie – Fundraising Manager
+353 1 616 9050
Project idea summary
Current university/ organisation
Interests outside of research
N/A covered by MSCA
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