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Summer / Spring / Winter Schools

  • 2019, Italy: WORK AND WELFARE IN THE DIGITAL ERA. The Spring school is co-organized by the Sant’Anna School of Advance Studies, ESPAnet (European Network for Social Policy Analysis), ESPAnet Italia, INAPP (Istituto Nazionale per l’Analisi delle Politiche Pubbliche). 8 -11 May 2019 in Pisa Italy
  • 2019, Spain: ‘Social Research on Employment and Welfare Interactions. Exploring and Interpreting Occupational Welfare’. The Research Group PROMEBI (University of Oviedo, Spain), ESPAnet (European Network for Social Policy Analysis) and ESPAnet-REPS Spain are organizing the IV PROMEBI-ESPANET SUMMER SCHOOL 2019, 10-13 September 2019.
  • 2018, Spain: Third PROMEBI Summer School, “SOCIAL RESEARCH ON EMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE INTERACTIONS”, Department of Sociology, University of Oviedo, September 3-7 2018.
  • 2016, Spain: The First PROMEBI Summer School, “SOCIAL RESEARCH ON EMPLOYMENT AND WELFARE INTERACTIONS”, July 4-8, 2016 Oviedo, Spain.
  • 2015: Belgium: EDAC-ESPAnet Summer school on Social Policies and Social Outcomes. “The Role of Social Policies in Cross-national and Longitudinal Differences in Levels and Distributions of Social Outcomes”. Centre for Sociological Research, University of Leuven, Belgium, 14-18 September 2015.
  • 2015, The Netherlands: ReflecT Summer school: “Flexicurity in Today’s Labour Market: A Transition From Securing Jobs to Ensuring Employment”, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 6-10 July 2015
  • 2014, Belgium: EDAC-ESPAnet Winter SCHOOL (for pre- AND post-docs). “The Social Legitimacy of the Welfare State: Welfare, work and care attitudes in cross-national and longitudinal perspective”, University of Leuven, Belgium, 3-7 February 2014.
  • 2012, The Netherlands: “Flexibility and Security: Challenges to Modern Labour Markets and Social Protection in Europe”, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 1-6 July 2012.
  • 2011, Italy: Summer School ESPAnet Italia 2011, “Family and Care Policies in Changing Societies”, Politecnico di Milano, 23-28 September 2011.
  • 2011, Hungary: 7th ESPAnet Summer School (Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe). “Welfare states of Eastern and Western Europe”, Central European University, Budapest, 27 June – 8 July 2011.
  • 2010, Spain: 6th ESPAnet Summer School (Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe). “Tensions between work and welfare: Balance and future prospects at the dusk of the Lisbon Strategy”, University of Oviedo, 20-28 July 2010.
  • 2009, Germany 5th ESPAnet Summer School (Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe). “Social Inclusion and Exclusion in a Changing Europe”. University of Bremen, 2-11 July 2009.
  • 2009, Italy: ESPAnet ITALY Summer School 2009 (in cooperation with Political Science and Sociology Dept. DISPO at University of Florence). “Comparative Research on Social Policies in Europe. Concepts and Methods”, University of Florence, 13-21 July 2009.
  • 2008, The Netherlands: 4th ESPAnet Summer School (Jointly organised with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe). “New Risks and New Governance in Europe”, University of Utrecht, 8-18 July 2008.
  • 2007, Italy: 3rd ESPAnet Summer School. “The Territorial Dimensions of Social Policy: Actors, Processes and Outcomes in a Comparative Perspective”, University of Urbino, 10-15 September 2007.
  • 2007, UK: 2nd ESPAnet Summer school (Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe). “Europe, Work, and Welfare”, University of Edinburgh, 20-30 June 2007.
  • 2006, Denmark: The first ESPAnet Summer School. “European Comparative Social Policy”, Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark, 14-19 August 2006.

Workshops

  • 27-27 October 2023. 9th REPS: Global Crises and Local Impacts: Public and Community Trends and Responses for Ecosocial Transition
  • 16 – 17 November 2023: ESPAnet – ERC CAPABLE workshop for doctoral students & early career researchers. Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands.
  • 7 – 8 December 2023: Nordic ESPAnet-ReNEW workshop for doctoral students & early career researchers. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen
  • 2022/2023, Germany / Online: Virtual ESPAnet Workshop 2022/2023: 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).
  • 2021, Sweden: Nordic ESPAnet workshop for doctoral students and early career researchers. “The Nordic welfare states after COVID”, 9‐10 December 2021, Stockholm / hybrid.
  • 2020, Norway: Nordic ESPAnet workshop. “Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Sustainability – The changing landscape of welfare in the Nordic countries. 14-15 May 2020, Oslo.
  • 2018, Germany: ESPAnet Germany and the Research Institute for Societal Development (FGW) will organize an international doctoral workshop. “20 Years of Social Investment: Empirical Evidence and Future Perspectives”. University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Germany 22-23 February 2018.
  • 2017, Italy: Workshop on Skill mismatch, organised by the Department of Economics and Statistics “Cognetti de Martiis” of the University of Torino and the LABORatorio R. Revelli – Center for Employment Studies. “The measurement issues and consequences for innovative and inclusive societies”, University of Torino June 29th-30th 2017
  • 2017, Spain: International Experts Workshop “INVESTING IN CHILDREN: POLITICS, POLICIES, AND OUTCOMES”, Funcas c/Caballero 17de Gracia n. 28, Madrid Spain, May 25-26 2017 in Madrid.
  • 2017, Spain: International Experts Workshop, ESPAnet Spain – Red Española de Política Social (REPS) and Institut de Govern I Polítiques Públiques (IGOP/UAB) and funded by FUNCAS. .”Investing in Children: Politics, Policies and Outcomes”. 25-26 May 2017 in Madrid.
  • 2017, Finland: Workshop for PhD students “Life-course influences on retirement:the perspectives of researchers and stakeholders”. Helsinki University and the Finnish Center for Pensions, May 17-19, 2017 Helsinki, Finland,
  • 2016, Lithuania: Workshop “Baltic States After the crisis? Transformation of Welfare Systems and Social Problems”, Vilnius University, Lithuania, 24-25 of November 2016.
  • 2015, Sweden: ESPAnet doctoral workshop on ‘Health Impacts of Social Policy’, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm 25-26 September 2015.
  • 2015, Germany: 4th Doctoral Workshop of the German ESPAnet Section, “What Welfare States do to People and how People use Welfare State Programmes”, University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies, 28 – 29 May 2015.
  • 2013, Germany: 3rd Doctoral Workshop of the German ESPAnet Section. “Privatisation and Marketisation of Social Services and Social Programs”. Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG), Cologne, 14-15 November 2013.
  • 2013, Germany: ESPAnet doctoral workshop 2013 at Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany. “Comparing Welfare States: Applying Quantitative and Qualitative Comparative Analysis in Social Policy Research”, Mannheim, Germany, 4-6 July 2013.
  • 2012, UK: ESPAnet doctoral workshop. “Mixing and remixing – public and private social policies in austere times”, University of Southampton, 30 July-2 August 2012.
  • 2011, Switzerland: RECWOWE / ESPAnet Doctoral Workshop. “Adapting European welfare states to the emergence of new social risks”, IDHEAP, Lausanne, Switzerland, 12-13 May 2011.
  • 2010, France: RECWOWE doctoral workshop. “The politics of employment-friendly welfare reforms”. Sciences Po, Collège Universitaire de Menton, (South of ) France, (organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe), 28-30 October 2010
  • 2010, France: “Changing social policy in a cross-national perspective: methods and policy area specificities”. Organisation: Jean-Claude Barbier (CES, Paris I), Fabrice Colomb (CES-Matisse, Paris I), Johan Bo Davidsson (European University Institute). Paris, 8-10 April 2010.
  • 2010, Israel: International Doctoral workshop. “Welfare State Transformation: The role of institutions, ideas, gender, religion, and ethnicity”, 27-29 June 2010, Tel-Hai College, Israel.
  • 2009, The Netherlands: Doctoral workshop “Labour market flexibility, social protection, and family life”. Tilburg University, organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe, , 19-20 November 2009.
  • 2009, Ireland: Workshop “Understanding Changing Welfare States and Social Policies: Causes, Processes and Consequences”. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 14-15 May 2009.
  • 2009, Germany: 1st Doctoral Workshop of the German EspaNet Network. “Changing Welfare States, changing theoretical concepts?”. Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fÜr Sozialforschung, 13-14 May 2009.
  • 2008, The Netherlands: Doctoral workshop “Ageing Societies and the Welfare State”. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, organised jointly with ESA – Network ‘Ageing in Europe’, 11-12 December 2008.
  • 2008, Finland: Doctoral seminar. “Work, care and well-being: public and private arrangements”. University of Helsinki, Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe. 16-17 September 2008.
  • 2008, Italy: “The Politics of Recalibration: Welfare Reforms in the Wider Europe”, Forli, University of Bologna-Forli, Italy, 5-7 June 2008.
  • 2007, Germany: “The European Social Model and Beyond”, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, 6-8 December 2007.
  • 2007, Germany: Doctoral workshop “Development of Work and Welfare Reform in European Societies”. University of Hamburg, Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe. 5-6 October 2007.
  • 2007, Czech Republic: “Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe: Comparative perspectives”, Telc, Masaryk University of Brno, Organised jointly with RECWOWE – Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe. 4-5 May 2007.
  • 2006, Sweden: “Welfare state intitutions and outcomes”. Swedish Institute for Future Studies/SOFI, Sweden, 5-6 May 2006.
  • 2006, Finland: Postgraduate conference “Shaping European systems of work and welfare”. University of Tampere, Finland, 7-9 September 2006.
  • 2005, France: “Organised labour and the welfare state: new perspectives on an old couple”. SciencePo, Paris, France, 30 June – 2 July 2005.
  • 2005, UK: “The Governance of Social Policy in the New Europe”. Bath University, UK, 1-2 April 2005.
  • 2004, Denmark: “European Welfare States: Institutional Change and Legitimacy”, Gammel Vraa Castle, Aalborg, Denmark, 1-3 October 2004.
  • 2003, Scotland: “Social Policy in a Changing Europe”, Stirling University, Stirling (Scotland), 16-17 May 2003.

National conferences

  • 2022/2023, Germany / Online: Virtual ESPAnet Workshop 2022/2023: 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).
  • 2020, Austria (Cancelled): ESPAnet Austria 4th Social Policy Research Conference, 16-17 April 2020 in Graz Austria.
  • 2019, Poland: 6th ESPAnet Poland International Social Policy Conference. The conference was organized by the Janusz Korczak Pedagogical University in Warsaw and the Polish Society of Social Policy in Warsaw, 26th – 28th September 2019.
  • 2019, Italy: 12th ESPAnet Italy 2019 Conference, “Territorial Welfare: (de-)globalizations, innovative and reactionary outcomes”, The conference was hosted by the University of Urbino (Department of Economy, Society, Politics). 19th -21st September 2019 in Urbino.
  • 2018, Italy: 11th ESPAnet-Italy annual Conference. “Beyond Continuity: Challenges to Social ProtectionSystems in a Globalized World”. University of Florence, 13-15 September 2018.
  • 2018, Germany: International PhD Conference and Expert Seminar of ESPAnet 2018. “New Trends in the Development of Work-Family Policies, Gender and Care – Causes, Dynamics and Consequences”. University of Hamburg, March 19-21, 2018.
  • 2017, Estonia: 2nd ESPAnet Baltic International Conference. “Social Policy in Baltic States through the Lens of Data”, 30th November to 1st December 2017 in Tallinn and Tartu (Estonia)
  • 2017, Italy: 10th ESPAnet Italia Conference. “Welfare and Globalization: Social Policies Facing New and Old Inequalities” 21-23 September, Bologna.
  • 2017, Poland: 4th International ESPAnet- Poland Conference. “Social Policy: Controversies and Paradoxes”, Wroclaw 25-27 September 2017.
  • 2017, Italy: The 3rd Transforming Care Conference “Innovation and Sustainability” held at Polytechnic of Milan, Italy 26-28 June 2017.
  • 2017, Sweden: Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS) Conference. “RESPONDING TO MANY CHALLENGES: THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL SECURITY”. 5-7 June 2017 – Sigtuna, Sweden
  • 2017, Japan: Japan Association for Social Policy Studies (JASPS) Conference June 3-4 2017, Meisei University in Tokyo.
  • 2017, Finland: Finnish Centre for Pensions, Conference on “Changing labour markets, life-course and pensions”, May 19th, 2017 in Helsinki
  • 2017, The Netherlands: EUcitizen (Utrecht University) and the European Social Policy Analysis Network (ESPANet). “Barriers to Family Diversity? Policies, Practices and Challenges”, 5 April 2017 in Utrecht (the Netherlands)
  • 2017, Spain: 6th REPS (ESPAnet Spain) conference. “Dealing with the future. Towards a new agreement on Welfare.”16-17 February 2017, Sevilla Spain
  • 2016, Italy: 9th ESPAnet Italy. “Welfare Models and Models of Capitalism. The challenges for socio – economic development in Italy and Europe”, Conference 22-24 Sept. 2016, The University of Macerata, Italy.
  • 2016, Poland: 3rd International Conference ESPAnet Poland, “Social Investment and Development”, 22 – 24 September 2016 Warsaw, Poland
  • 2015, Poland: 2nd ESPAnet Poland Conference, “Innovations in social policy”, 15-17th October 2015, University of Łódź, Poland
  • 2015, Germany: BIGSSS International Conference. “From POVERTY to PARTIES & INSTITUTIONS to INEQUALITY: Linking Structural Inequalities to Social Policy-Making”. 24th-25th September 2015, University of Bremen, Germany.
  • 2015, Italy: 8th ESPANET Italy Conference. “Welfare in Italy and global welfare: comparing experiences and models of development”. 17-19 September, 2015, University of Salerno, Italy
  • 2014, Germany: BIGSSS International Conference 2014. “(UN-)STABLE, (UN-)EQUAL & (UN-)PREDICTABLE: The Link between Social Stratification and the Welfare State”, 12-13 June 2014, Bremen, Germany.
  • 2013, Luxembourg: IMPALLA-ESPANET International Conference. “Building blocks for an inclusive society: empirical evidence from social policy research”, LUXEMBOURG, 18-19 April 2013
  • 2009, Luxembourg: IMPALLA, “The European Social Model in a Global Perspective”, Luxembourg, 6-7 March 2009.
  • 2008, Denmark: SFI & CCWS. “Welfare Architecture IV: Welfare State Change: Policy feedback, the role of ideas, and incrementalism”, Aalborg, 30 January – 1 February 2008.
  • 2007, France: Science Po & Connex. “The europeanization of the reforms of welfare systems”. 8-10 March 2007
  • 2007, Denmark: SFI & CCWS. “Welfare Architecture III: Welfare State Feedbacks: From outcomes to input”. Denmark, 31 January – 2 February 2007
  • 2006, Spain: Universidad Pública de Navarra, “Migrations and Social Policies in Europe”, Pamplona, Spain, 8-10 June 2006.
  • 2005, Scotland: “Welfare reform – the dependent variable problem”, Stirling, Scotland, 13-14 May 2005
  • 2004, The Netherlands: Tilburg University, “Public Opinion and Social Policy in Europe: Towards European Academic Networking and an Extension of International Comparable Data”, Tilburg, 21-23 October 2004.
  • 2003, The Netherlands: Tilburg University. “Welfare and the Social Bond”, Tilburg, 26-27 March 2003.