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The ESPAnet Spring/Summer/Winter Schools are open to (post-)doctoral researchers with projects related to social policy from any discipline and vary in length. Topics covered during summer/winter schools are, for example, the origins and development of social policy, principles and practices of benefit systems and social services, European social policy, methods of comparative research, and the identification and use of available quantitative and qualitative data sets. Participants attend lectures, excursions and participate in discussions. They also present their projects and receive comments from senior researchers and other participants.

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WORK AND WELFARE IN THE DIGITAL ERA –                                               ESPAnet Spring school 8. -11. May 2019 in Pisa Italy

Target group: PhD students and post-doc researchers from all over Europe  Application deadline has expired.

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).  Link to the Spring Schools homepage  here


IV Promebi – ESPAnet Summer School 10-13 September 2019

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 

‘Social Research on Employment and Welfare Interactions. Exploring and Interpreting Occupational Welfare’.

Application period 15 April – 15 May 

Focus area: Occupational Welfare.
Venue: Department of Sociology, University of Oviedo, Spain.
Application period: 15 April – 15 May 2019.
Duration: 10-13 September 2019.
Training hours: 3 ECTS credits.
Tuition fee: free.

The Fourth PROMEBI-ESPANET Summer School aims at collecting expertise and knowledge on recent and high quality research developments in the field of employment and welfare interations. While student’s contributions related to this broad thematic field are welcome, lectures and debates will focus on Occupational Welfare. The School is targeted to PhD students and post-doctoral early career researchers from all over Europe and abroad, who will interact and be mentored by leading experts in the field. The School offers an enjoyable program of interactive lectures, seminar presentations and discussions by renowned international scholars, with prior reading assignments.

The School is multidisciplinary and welcomes PhD students and post-doctoral early career researchers from sociology, political science, economics and history.

Tuition fees, board and lodging costs for participants will be covered by the School.

List of keynote speakers:

Silvia Avram (ISER-University of Essex).
Heejung Chung (University of Kent).
Matteo Jessoula (Universitá degli Studi di Milano).
Marteen Keune (University of Ámsterdam / AIAS).
Nathalie Morel (Sciences-Po / PSIA).
Emmanuele Pavolini (Universitá degli Studi di Macerata).
Philippe Pochet (ETUI / Université Catholique de Louvain).
Tobias Wiss (Johannes Kepler University – Linz / Hertie School of Governance).

For more information, please visit:

To apply, please send your CV together with a short outline of the paper that you would like to present in the Summer School (up to 500 words) to  

Application period is 15 April – 15 May 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 May 2019.

To directly contact with the organizers for more information, please email to