FISS Conference 4-6 June 2018 -Sigtuna, Sweden – cfp extended to 16 April 2018


The main program includes papers on social security (defined broadly).

New deadline for abstracts is 16 April 2018.

Submissions should be sent as an email attachment to the FISS Conference organisers at the following address:

Authors will be informed of whether or not their paper has been accepted no later than 27 April 2018.

More information about the conference and conference venue is available at the FISS website: 

Financial austerity and recurring economic crises, demographic and climate change, armed conflict and new migration patterns, as well as political unrest and the rise of populist or extremist ideas in political discourse raise new challenges for social security. Is it now the time to introduce more radical approaches to policy?
The conference will provide a robust but relaxed forum for researchers and policy makers to come together and discuss issues related to the design, financing, delivery and impact of social security.

For this anniversary event, we are pleased to announce an impressive array of Keynote speakers and topics:
Tania Burchardt (London School of Economics) – Intra-Household Allocation of Resources:
Implications for Deprivation and Poverty Across Europe
Qin Gao (Columbia University) – China’s War on Poverty: Will It Succeed?
Olli Kangas (Director of Government and Community Relations, Kela, The Finnish Social
Insurance Institution) – What Can We Learn from Large-scale Experiments: Experimenting with Basic income in Finland?
Tim Smeeding (University of Wisconsin) – Child Poverty and Public Policy in Anglo-Saxon Countries

We also offer a special forum session on the research experiences and insights of leading scholars in
the field. The theme of this special forum session is “My Brilliant Career: Achievements, Regrets and
Mistakes”. As always, there is a FISS best Paper Prize, awarded in collaboration with the Journal of
Poverty and Social Justice (Policy Press).

The main program includes submitted papers on social security (defined broadly). FISS welcomes
submissions containing the title of the paper, the author name(s), affiliation(s) and an abstract of no
more than 300 words by 16 April 2018.