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EspaNet France workshop on Gender and the Welfare State (30-31 March)

ESPAnet France

In connection with the European network EspaNet, the RT 6 of the French Sociology Association organizes a scientific meeting open to all researchers specializing in the analysis of social protection, social policies and solidarity. This year’s symposium is devoted to gender in social policies. The workshop is held online, on Thursday 30 March and Friday …

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ESPAnet 2023: call for PITCH YOUR BOOK proposals

CALL FOR  book abstracts for PITCH-YOUR-BOOK sessions for the 21st ESPAnet Annual Conference (7-9 September 2023, Warsaw, Poland) Deadline: 14th of April 2023 Dear Colleagues,  We are happy to announce that apart from submitting paper abstracts, you may now also submit book abstracts for pitch-your-book sessions for the 21st ESPAnet Annual Conference!  The book you …

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ESPAnet Spain Conference – REPS IX Congreso de la Red Española de Política Social

The University of the Balearic Islands through the Social Observatory of the Balearic Islands (OSIB) and the Research Group Inequalities, Gender and Public Policies (DGiPP) organizes the IX Congress of the Spanish Network of Social Policy (REPS), which also becomes an opportunity to celebrate the first decade of its existence. It is an invitation to …

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CALL for Sessions! 16th ESPAnet Italy Conference, University of Milan 13-15 September 2023 “Welfare systems in transition: between equity and sustainability”

ESPAnet italy

The 16th ESPAnet Italy Conference 2023 will be hosted by the University of Milan – Department of Social and Political Sciences September 13-15 2023  The Conference includes parallel thematic sessions, round-tables and plenaries as well.  Guest speakers: Maurizio Ferrera, Elena Granaglia, Ana Guillen, Anton Hemerijck, Manos Matsaganis, Bruno Palier, Chiara Saraceno, Waltraud Schelkle. Ready to …

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Vacancy: Postdoctoral researcher position working on two new survey projects on welfare and the future of work

The Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS) at the Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen, invites applications for a fixed-term postdoctoral researcher position (3 years and 3 months) starting on 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a unique opportunity to join a research group that studies work and welfare in the …

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Research Fellow (Postdoc, m/f/d) in Social Sciences with focus on Labour Market and Survey Research – Leibniz Institute of Sociology

The Institute of Sociology invites applications for the position of a Research Fellow (Postdoc, m/f/d) in Social Sciences with focus on Labour Market and Survey Research (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %) starting March 1, 2023. The position is limited to three years. Responsibilities and duties The tasks include working in the Horizon Europe project …

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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 2021 or 2022. The prize-winning paper is provided with high-profile opportunity of publication in JESP, and the winner also receives …

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Virtual ESPAnet Workshop 2022/2023

The Virtual ESPAnet Worksop is an online seminar series in Comparative and European Welfare State Research, hosted by the European Social Policy Network (ESPAnet) and coordinated by Andre’ Walter (Zurich), Cecilia Bruzelius (Tübingen), and Philip Rathgeb (Edinburgh). Our workshop was launched in 2021 to bring together scholars with a common interest in the welfare state …

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Social policy and crises – multiple perspectives ESPAnet Germany doctoral workshop, 16 & 17 March 2023 at WZB Berlin, Germany


European welfare states are at the center of various crises. In contrast to earlier decades, current crises are often not crises of the welfare state, but rather exogenous developments that affect social policy making and/or need to be addressed by social policy measures. These developments include longer-term political, demographic and macroeconomic trends, e.g. party system …

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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 Research Foundation (DFG). BIGSSS is an international inter-university graduate school in the social sciences, located at the University of Bremen and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. …

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