ESPAnet 2016 conference day two
Friday 2 September is the second conference day of ESPAnet 2016. With three paper rounds, two plenary sessions and the conference dinner it is a full but very interesting program. Please see the full program here (pdf) for a detailed overview and pratical information. Do not hesitate to approach the committee members or support staff (in purple t-shirts!) if you have questions or need help.
Corrigendum to the program
The local organizing committee has decided not to print the corrigendum to the full program out of environmental friendly reasons. We will put the latest changes in the program on the flip board behind the registration desk and on the website. There were a few minor errors made when the full program was designed and written. These errors include:
- Wrong stream convenors for paper session C10.2; this should be Trudie Knijn and Marit Hopman.
- Wrong stream convenors and stream title for session D14.1; this should be Bettina Leibetseder and Jurgen De Wispelaere with stream subject 'The basic income imperative: rethinking equality, inclusion and social innovation across Europe
- Co-author not mentioned for paper by Deborah Rich and Katherina Zimmerman in paper session D6.1;
- Paper by Tamara Popic and Maria Asensio Menchero in paper session B22.2 is a contributed paper not an accepted paper.
For last minute changes to the program please see below under 'changes to program and presentations'. Thank you!
Anton Hemerijck (Professor of Institutional Policy Analysis, VU University), Barbara Vis (Professor in Political Decision-Making, VU University) and Stefano Scarpetta (Director of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD) will deliver keynote speeches during the conference. Introductions to their respective speeches will follow soon.
Re-inventing the welfare state? Pathways to sustainability, equality and inclusion in European welfare states
European welfare states are being confronted with a remarkable paradox. After years of budget cuts, reforms and austerity measures, the means for social policy have become increasingly scarce. Nevertheless, the ambitions of European welfare states are currently higher than ever. The welfare state is no longer only responsible for providing a safety net for social risks, but also propagates the active inclusion of vulnerable people. Under the header of social investment strategies, the emphasis of services and programmes has shifted from ‘preparing’ to ‘repairing’, human capital development has become the pivot of policy design, and welfare states are relying less on social insurance and more on the provision of customised integral services. Read more 〉