Currently Running in Groningen: WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses”

Info material provided by the summer school, including chocolate bars as a special give-away for participants.

Today, the Summer School and WSF Thematic Workshop “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses” started off at the University of Groningen. The school jointly organized by WSF projects HESTIA and FACSK as well as EUSARF will be running until Friday August 25th. It strives to gain insight into child and family policy and practice, and the future scenarios of child welfare in Europe. The school is directed at BA, MA and PhD students, researches, practioners and other stakeholders, and comprises plenary presentations as well as seperate spaces for both the EUSARF Academy and the WSF Thematic Workshop. Read more on the organizing researchers and projects:


The first workshop day concerned with “Child and Family Welfare Policy in Europe” will be initiated with a welcome by the organizers Mónica López López (HESTIA) and Lennart Nygren (FACSK), followed by five case study presentations about child welfare in the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, England and Germany by HESTIA and FACSK researchers. The day will be concluded by PhD presentations for EUSARF Academy participants and a seperate WSF Thematic Workshop session.

The following workshop days will each focus on a different aspect of child and family welfare policy, such as “International Comparisons of Child and Family Welfare Policy and Research” (Tuesday), “Voices of Children and Parents in Contact with Child Protection” (Wednesday), “Perspectives of Professionals Working in the Child Protection System” (Thursday), and “Professional Judgement and Decision-making in the Child Protection System” (Friday).

Please find the full programme here.

Student Group
Summer school participants discovering the Groningen city center. Photo credits: Floor Middel (University of Groningen)