The Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) is part of the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the EUI. CLIC engages with research on how inequalities shape and are shaped over the life course. In our research we study how individuals’ pathways unfold from birth to death in relation to individual characteristics, institutional contexts, as well as historical events, and how individual trajectories and critical transitions contribute to the production of socio-economic inequality. Examples of our focal areas of research include studies into the trends, patterns, and underlying mechanisms of educational inequalities and social mobility, family dynamics and demographic behaviour and their relation to socio-economic inequalities, and health and health inequality over the life course. CLIC researchers use various sorts of data, including panel data, cross-nationally comparative datasets, experimental data, and official register data from various countries. CLIC organizes seminars and round-table sessions with internal and external speakers, and forms the cornerstone of the EUI’s research on social stratification, social mobility, and life course dynamics.