The 16th ESPAnet Conference 2018 in Vilnius 30 August -1 September 2018

Conference Theme: “Transformation of European welfare systems: challenges, problems and future prospects”                                                 

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.

Further information about the conference on the Conference website:


Notification of acceptance was sent                              23 April 2018                                                                                   Registration opened                                                                   1 May 2018                                                                                                     Full papers are due by:                                                          22 July  2018      

Deadlines payment of conference fee:                                                                                                                                                        Reduced “Early bird” fee 200 Euro  thru                    30 June 2018                                                                                                       Full Conference fee 250 Euro untill                                 8  August 2018                                                                                                 NB! Conference fee for all doctoral students is 200 EUR, no “late bird” is applied for them.

Conference dates:                                                                   30 August- 1 September 2018

We look forward to seeing you in Vilnius in 2018!

Jolanta Aidukaite

On behalf of Conference Organizing Committee                                                                                                                               Warm wishes from the Institute of Sociology and Social Work                                                                                CONFERENCE