Past Conferences

14th Annual ESPAnet conference

Re-inventing the Welfare State? Pathways to Sustainability, Equality and Inclusion in European Welfare States

1- 3 September 2016 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

For more information pleas visit the conference homepage

Organizer: Menno Fenger

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13th Annual ESPAnet conference

THE LOST AND THE NEW WORLDS OF WELFARE

3-5 September 2015, Odense Denmark

For more information, please visit the conference homepage

Organizer: Klaus Petersen

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12th Annual ESPAnet conference

Beyond the Crisis in Europe – New Opportunities for reconciling sustainability, equality and economic robustness

4-6 September 2014, Oslo, Norway

For more information, please visit the conference homepage

Organisers: Bjørn Hvinden and Ivan Harsløf

Visual Impressions from the 12th Annual ESPAnet Conference in Oslo can be found here.


11th Annual ESPAnet conference

Social Policy and Economic Development

5-7 September 2013, Poznan University of Economics, Poland

For more information, please visit the conference homepage.

Organiser: Piotr Michon


10th Annual ESPAnet conference

10 Years of ESPAnet – The Anniversary Conference

6-8 September 2012, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

For more information, please visit the conference homepage.

Organiser: Jochen Clasen


9th Annual ESPAnet conference

Sustainability and transformation of European Social Policy

8-10 September 2011, Polibienestar Research Institute and the Department of Social Work and Social Services, University of Valencia, Spain

For more information, please visit the conference homepage.

Organiser: Jorge Garces


8th Annual ESPAnet conference

Social Policy and the Global Crisis: Consequences and Responses

2-4 September 2010, Budapest, Hungary

For more information, please visit the conference homepage.

Organiser: Dorottya Szikra


7th Annual ESPAnet conference

The future of the welfare state

17-19 September 2009, Institute of Sociology, University of Urbino, Italy

For more information, please visit the conference homepage.

Organiser: Yuri Kazepov


6th annual ESPAnet conference

Cross-border Influences in Social Policy

18-20 September 2008, Helsinki, Finland, in cooperation with the Finnish Social Policy Association

Organiser: Mikko Kautto


5th annual ESPAnet conference

Social Policy in Europe: Changing Paradigms in an enlarging Europe?

20-22 September 2007, Department of Social Policy, Institute of Economics, Vienna, Austria


4th annual ESPAnet conference

Transformation of the Welfare State: Political Regulation and Social Inequality

21-23 September 2006, Centre of Social Policy Research (ZeS) and Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen, Germany

For more information, please visit the conference website.


3rd annual ESPAnet conference

Making Social Policy in the Post-industrial Age

22-24 September 2005, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Fribourg, Switzerland


2nd annual ESPAnet conference

European Social Policy: meeting the needs of a new Europe

9-11 September 2004, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, UK

For more information, please contact Teresa Smith.


1st annual ESPAnet conference

Changing European Societies – The Role for Social Policy

13-15 November 2003, Danish National Institute of Social Research (SFI), Copenhagen, Denmark.