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The Annual ESPAnet Conferences focus on changing paradigms in European social policy and in European social policy analysis. The conferences provide a forum for theoretical and methodological questions, reflections on inter- and multi-disciplinarity in social policy research and discussions of new trends.The conferences are open to all who are active in social policy research and welcomes contributions from all relevant disciplines.

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The 2019 Annual ESPAnet Conference: Social Citizenship, Migration and Conflict – Equality and opportunity in European welfare states, 5-7 September in Stockholm

Registration for the 17th ESPAnet Annual Conference is open.

The conference fee (including VAT) includes access to all sessions, a conference bag, 3 lunches, coffee   breaks, a conference dinner and a reception in Stockholm City Hall.

  •  Early bird fee: SEK 3000
  •  Regular fee: SEK 3500
  •  The first 15 PhD students can register for a 50% discount. This is on a strict first-come-first-served basis
  •  You will be able to pay using a credit card, or by invoice. Please note that your registration is only valid upon receipt after we successfully received the conference fee.

Please access the registration and payment system by following this link:                         

As part of the registration you will be able to sign up for the buffet dinner and for a reception in City Hall (both free of charge). The reception at City Hall is imited to the first 375 registrations. If you register to attend the City Hall reception, please ensure that indeed you will attend. Space is limited and no-shows will be charged to the conference organisers

The 17th annual ESPAnet Conference is organized by SOFI and will take place in Stockholm. Migration to and within Europe has challenged us to reconsider how to organize the welfare state. Are European countries prepared to change social policies? Will the responses be adequate and sustainable? Has the landscape of European welfare states changed substantially in terms of social citizenship, equality and opportunity due to the societal and political challenges Europe has faced in the past years?   

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Important dates:  

(Deadline for abstract submission was 31 March 2019)

Notification of acceptance: May 2019                                                                                                                                              Registration opens:  May 2019                                                                                                                                                                         Full papers are due: 15 July 2019                                                                                                                                                              Deadline for payment of conference fee: 31 July 2019

Conference: 5-7 September 2019                                                                                                                                                              The conference will start on 5 September with a plenary opening session at 12:30, and concludes on September 7 at 14:00.

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