Conference Theme: “Transformation of European welfare systems: challenges, problems and future prospects” Vilnius 30 August – 1 September 2018
The 16th annual conference of the ESPAnet aims to discuss the challenges, problems and future prospects of European welfare systems at a time of great political, economic and environmental uncertainties in the globalized world. New challenges such as terrorism, the refugee crisis and global warming have put additional pressures on the systems of social protection across Europe and worldwide. In the wake of all these transformations, fundamental questions persist: Are European welfare systems resilient enough to deal with these new challenges? What does the future hold for European welfare systems?
The conference is open to those active in social policy research and welcomes contributions from all relevant disciplines. The conference will be organised in the following 26 streams.
Further information about the conference on the Conference website:
Stream No. 1 – History, Religion, and Social Policy Stream No. 2 – Central-local tensions in European welfare systems Stream No. 3 – Employment Equality at the Intersection of Organizations and Social Policy Stream No. 4 – What can we learn from the „East“? Comparative analysis of former communist welfare states Stream No. 5 – Migrant and transnational families’ access to formal and informal welfare Stream No. 6 – EU Social Policies in the Context of Multiple Crises Stream No. 7 – Reforming pension systems – employment, retirement and wellbeing in later life Stream No. 8 – Social policy in multitiered polities Stream No. 9 – Experiments in social policy research Stream No. 10 – The rise of (Radical) Right Parties. Old and New Challenges to European Welfare States Stream No. 11 – BREXIT and European Social Policy: challenges, opportunities and prospects Stream No. 12 – New policies of care, old inequalities? Reforming long-term care for older people and their impact on inequalities Stream No. 13 – Precarious employment and in-work poverty in the EU and beyond Stream No. 14 – Housing policy Stream No. 15 – The Political Economy of Basic Income: Opportunities, Constraints Stream No. 16 – Separated parents and gender equity Stream No. 17 – Welfare states and technological change Stream No. 18 – The governance of “marginal living”: (in)effectiveness of policy responses to marginal populations Stream No. 19 – Social Workers and Social Policy: Bottom-up and Top-down Perspectives Stream No. 20 – Baltic States at the crossroad – a search for a sustainable welfare state system Stream No. 21 – Health care organization and funding: European policy and national ongoing reforms in the Member States Stream No. 22 – Labour market segmentation and labour market mobility in Europe – new approaches, new insights Stream No. 23 –Family policy changes in Europe and family wellbeing: drivers, patterns and outcomes Stream No. 24 –The politics of migration and social protection in the EU Stream No. 25 – Comparative Methodology: Causal Inference in Social Policy Analysis Stream No. 26 – Open Stream
Successful authors for papers will be informed by 23 April 2018 (new date).
IMPORTANT DATES FOR PAPER PROPOSERS
Notification of acceptance: new date 23 April 2018 Registration opens 1 May 2018 Deadline for payment of conference fee: 1 July 2018 Full papers are due by: end of July 2018 Conference date: 30 August- 1 September 2018
We look forward to seeing you in Vilnius in 2018!
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