This research networks focuses on the effect of social policies and the institutions that deploy them on the direction of human lives, as well as on the simultaneous influence of individuals, groups and institutions on social public action.

The very nature of social policies is examined, including the more common notions of needs, well-being, protection and social inclusion that relate to the issues of solidarity, justice, freedom, and rights. The research network also studies social policies through the construction of social issues and their conversion into a policy object where ideas, actors and frameworks participate in their formulation and transformation.