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JESP/ESPAnet Doctoral Researcher Prize 2021 – Deadline extension

We would like to announce that the deadline for the annual JESP/ESPAnet Doctoral Researcher Prize 2021 has been extended. The new deadline is 31 January 2021.  If you are a PhD student who has presented a paper at an ESPAnet event in 2019 or 2020, you could be eligible to apply. Please also note that …

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4th Social Policy Research Conference – ESPAnet Austria ‐ April 8-9 2021 – CALL FOR PAPERS

4th Social Policy Research Conference, Version 4.1 ESPAnet Austria ‐ CALL FOR PAPERS 08‐09 April 2021, University of Graz We would like to invite you to the upcoming Research Conference of ESPAnet Austria ‐ the network of social policy researchers in Austria. Although social policy issues feature strongly in the public discourse, scientific exchange based on research and …

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3 PhD positions in ERC Advanced Grant project WellSIRe, Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute

The Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy accepts applications for three doctoral researcher scholarships in the framework of the ERC research project “Wellbeing Returns on Social Investment Recalibration (WellSIRe)” led by Prof. Anton Hemerijck. The project investigates the role of social investment policies in 21st century welfare …

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7 Doctoral Researcher Positions in Research Training Group at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences

The Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) invites applications for 7 doctoral researcher positions in its new Research Training Group (RTG) 2513 “Social Dynamics of the Self” (SELF), funded by the German ResearchFoundation (DFG). BIGSSS is aninternational inter-universitygraduateschool inthesocial sciences, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Successful applicants will receive a work …

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Nordic ESPAnet workshop for doctoral students: Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Sustainability – The changing landscape of welfare in the Nordic countries

Call for abstracts/papers Ongoing changes in the Nordic welfare states call for new understanding of social citizenship and solidarity among citizens, communities and societies, as well as social and citizens groups. The Nordic countries are faced with unprecedented structural transformations in the labour market under the fourth industrial revolution (digitalisation, robotisation, automatisation) and stronger global …

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ESPAnet 2021 – Call for stream proposals

The organising committee of the ONLINE ESPAnet 2021 conference in Leuven invites you to send proposals for conference streams by 1 December 2020.  NB: As you may know, the ESPAnet Annual Conference 2020 in Leuven was cancelled due to COVID-19. In case you had submitted a stream proposal to this conference, you may want to resubmit it to the …

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ESPAnet 2021 will be online

In collaboration with the local organisers, the ESPAnet board has decided that the 2021 ESPAnet conference will be online in full. As we do not know how the Covid-19 situation will evolve, having the conference online is the best way to ensure that there will be high-quality conference that is accessible to everyone.  

JESP/ESPAnet Doctoral Researcher Prize

The Journal of European Social Policy (JESP) and the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) are offering a prize to the best paper by a doctoral researcher presented at any of the ESPAnet conferences, workshops or seminars in 2019 or 2020. The prize-winning paper is provided with high-profile opportunity of publication in JESP, and the winner also receives …

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Call for Doctoral Candidates, Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State (DPInvest) at University of Turku, Finland (Deadline 18.September, 2020)

DPINVEST is part of the Academy of Finland flagship research project, Inequalities, Interventions and New Welfare State, which aims to increase the wellbeing of Finnish society during childhood, youth and early adulthood. There is a particular emphasis on methodological skills, but attention is also paid to content issues, research publication, funding applications and career advancement. Candidates …

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The editors of the Journal of European Social Policy (JESP) invite teams interested in a special issue (to be published in JESP in 2022) to prepare a proposal for submission by 31 October 2020. Please send a proposal of no more than 1400 words (via email to We will judge the proposals according to the following …

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