Feb 13

CfP 3rd Transforming Care 2017 Conference, Milan 26-28 June 2017

The 3rd Transforming Care Conference “Innovation and Sustainability” will be held at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy 26-28 June 2017. The call for abstracts is open.

Deadline for abstracts is March 25th 2017

The conference focusses on care policies and practices for children, older people and people with disabilities. The conferences series will be held every two years, alternatively in Milan and Copenhagen (2019).

The 2017 conference focuses on the tensions between policy and social innovation in care policies on the one hand, and pressures for financial and social sustainability of care systems on the other. Care policies not only need to respond to changing care needs, but also to be financially and socially sustainable, also in a long-term and inter-generational perspective, and from the perspectives of care users, their families and paid care workers. This is a difficult challenge for policies as well as for informal and formal care practices, with strong implications as to how care services and care work are organized and provided.

Four main dimensions of transforming care are addressed in the conference through parallel thematic panels:

–   Changes in the institutional setting of care systems and in care policy       –   The impact and dilemmas of social and policy innovation in care services –   Changes in intergenerational care arrangements and informal care          –   Transformations affecting care workers and their working conditions

Keynote speakers:

Prof. August Oesterle (Vienna University of Economics and Business)    Long-term Care and Social Sustainability

Prof. Chiara Saraceno (Collegio Carlo Alberto di Torino)              Sustainability in social care: a twofold perspective

More information at the conference website: http://www.transforming-care.net.

For further information please contact: conference2017@transforming-care.net

Important dates

March 25            Deadline for call for paper                                                                                                           April 7                Information about accepted papers


Conference organizers:

Prof. Tine Rostgaard, KORA – Danish Institute for Local and Regional Government Research, DK

Prof. Costanzo Ranci, Social Policy Lab, Polytechnic of Milan, IT