Final information sent to all convenors and registered participants
Only a few more days and the annual ESPAnet conference 2016 in Rotterdam will kick off. The local organizing committee has sent an email with final instructions to all registered participants and stream convenors on Friday evening 26 August. If you have not received this email please let us know on email@example.com The email contains the password for the paper downloads page and the draft version of the full program. Please see the full program here (pdf).
The registration for the annual ESPAnet conference 2016 in Rotterdam will be closed on Monday morning 29 August! Please make sure that you are fully registered before Monday. We kindly invite convenors and abstract submitters to use the personal link in their registration mail to complete their registration. Co-authors of accepted and contributed papers who did not upload the abstract via the website can register via the form
on the website.
Do not forget to upload your full paper as soon as possible! Use the personal link that was sent to you or your co-author ealier. Go to paper uploads to retrieve the link again. Papers are made available online to all participants a few days before the conference on a secluded page on this website. Stream convenors can view papers that have been uploaded so far in their personal environment.
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.
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 〉