Up until now research has traditionally treated the areas of employment, qualification, and innovation as separate entities requiring specific analytical approaches. Society and economy, however, have undergone essential changes in the recent past which have made these areas increasingly interdependent. Their respective interfaces necessitate a conceptually revised understanding, along with new forms of organisation and coordination as well as a thorough political reassessment.
This is where equi comes in with a research programme that focuses on the interfaces between the systems of employment, qualification, and innovation.
With particular emphasis on social and gender disparities equi mainly utilizes the methods of evaluation, policy analysis, and forecasting while applying and combining both qualitative and quantitative techniques.