The 3rd Research Axis focuses on the identification of pockets of local deprivation and poverty through the construction of a special geographical database, the design and implementation of special methods of spatial analysis in Crete. In this context, pilot field research will be developed in local communities that will give high rates of deprivation in urban or rural areas or in specific population categories. The selection of the pockets or population categories studied is decided based on the assessment of the degree of local deprivation, the needs and the problems faced by the local communities. More specifically, processes of spatial mapping of poverty and deprivation are being developed that will allow the spatial analysis of poverty and deprivation and the spatial localization of deprivation of vulnerable and special groups of the population.
In addition, the systems of spatial mapping of poverty will be depicted on the Geographical Information System of the Region of Crete or the equivalent of the Ministry of Labor. The depictions of poverty and social exclusion in specific geographical areas will support decision-making to improve the provision of services and programs.
Scientific Responsible for the 3rd Research Axis: Vassilis Arapoglou, Associate Professor of "Urban sociology, social inequalities and exclusions", Department of Sociology, University of Crete.
Scientific Responsible for conducting and analyzing pilot researches in the 3rd Research Axis: Giannis Zaimakis, Professor in Sociology and Local Communities, at the Department of Sociology of the University of Crete. Director of the Laboratory of Social Analysis and Applied Social Research of the University of Crete.