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Mar 27

Workshop: Investing in Children 25-26 May 2017 in Madrid, Spain

Investing in Children: Politics, Policies and Outcomes is an International Experts Workshop organised jointly by ESPAnet; Red Española de Política Social (REPS) and Institut de Govern I Polítiques Públiques (IGOP/UAB). The workshop coordinator is Margarita Leon (UAB).

The workshop will have Plenary sessions, Panels and Discussions.

The number of places in the workshop is limited.                                   Participation in the workshop is free of cost.

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please register by sending an email to the coordinator Margarita Leon: margarita.leon@uab.cat

Deadline for registration is 21st of April 2017

Program for the workshop:

 Thursday, May 25th

09:00 h                     OPENING                             

 09:15 h                     1st PLENARY: CHILDREN’S AGENCY AND THE SOCIAL INVESTMENT AGENDA

  Speakers:

    Policy developments from a comparative perspective

  • Mary Daly, University of Oxford

    Social Investment and its critics

  • Anton Hemerijck, European University Institute

10:45 h                     COFFEE BREAK

11:00 h                     1st PANEL: INEQUALITY AND INTERGENERATIONAL EQUITY:
INVESTMENT IN THE EARLY YEARS 

Speakers:  Lucinda Platt, LSE

    Generational politics and policies in ageing democracies

  • Pieter Vanhuysse, Odense University

    Equality of opportunity and early childhood care and education: in search for alternatives

  • Christian Morabito, lead researcher Save the Children Europe and UNESCO International Bureau of Education
Chair: Héctor Cebolla, UNED, Madrid
13:00 h                     LUNCH BREAK
14:30 h                     2nd PLENARY: INEQUALITIES AND PUBLIC INVESTMENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

 Speakers:

    Welfare states and child poverty. What can be done?

  • Bea Cantillon, University of Antwerp

     Obstacles to childcare for disadvantaged children

  • Giuliano Bonoli, University of Lausanne

 16:00 h                     COFFEE BREAK

16:30 h                     2nd PANEL: DOES DIVERSITY MATTER? UNDERSTANDING CHILDCARE
CONTEXTS, POLICY DESIGNS AND INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS

Speakers:

     Childcare provision and the Matthew effect

  • Wim Van Lancker, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Emmanuele Pavolini, Maccerata University

      Childcare policies in Europe: and the capabilities approach

  • Mara Yerkes, Universiteit Antwerpen
  • Jana Javornick, University of East London

    Childcare provision in segmented labour markets

  • Costanzo Ranci, Politecnico Milano
  • Stefania Sabatinelli, Politecnico Milano
  • Margarita León, UAB
Chair: Teresa Martín, CSIC

20:00 h                     SOCIAL DINNER

Friday, May 26th

09:30 h – 13:30 h     This half-day session is oriented towards empirically-lead discussions on childcare policies in Spain at different territorial levels. A number of experts from different Spanish universities and research centers will be invited to participate to this open discussion.

Key themes:

–     Recent policy reforms in perspective

–     Impact of the economic crisis and austerity politics in ECEC provision

–     Territorial differences on access to provision and quality of services

–     Redistributive impact of ECEC

–     Implications of public/private provision in ECEC

–     Education, care, work/family balance? ECEC and other social and employment policies

Participants:

  • Teresa Martín, CSIC
  • Leire Salazar, UNED
  • Héctor Cebolla, UNED
  • Pau Marí-Klose, UNIZAR
  • Sebastián Sarasa, UPF
  • Olga Salido, UCM
  • Daniel Gabaldón, UV
  • Emmanuele Pavolini (Maccerata University)
  • Margarita León (UAB)