Coming Up in August: WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses”

How far does variation in policies and priorities reflect diversity in the social construction of abuse and neglect between countries? Are variations in policy and practice associated with variation in outcomes for children and families? How do practitioners in different welfare systems understand the notion ‘family’ in professional practice? What broader trends in the development … More Coming Up in August: WSF Thematic Workshop and Summer School “The Future of Child and Family Welfare Policy: Looking Through Different Lenses”

TRANSWEL Lecture Series “Migration and Social Security in the EU: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings“

During summer semester 2017, the WSF Project TRANSWEL organizes a series of sociological lectures on migration and social security inside the European Union. Three of the four lectures are presentations by the principal investigators of the international and interdisciplinary TRANSWEL project: Prof. Anna Amelina (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main), Prof. Emma Carmel (University of Bath) … More TRANSWEL Lecture Series “Migration and Social Security in the EU: Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Findings“

HESTIA Team Hosting the Think Tank “Participatory Process for Identifying Policy-relevant Research Questions in Child Protection”

During a session celebrated on May 4 in Groningen, the Netherlands, the researchers of Hestia presented findings from their NORFACE-funded project that are highly relevant for the development of child protection policy. The Think Tank was attended by the Alderman for Youth, Mattias Gijsbertsen, and a group of 12 policy makers from the Municipality of Groningen. … More HESTIA Team Hosting the Think Tank “Participatory Process for Identifying Policy-relevant Research Questions in Child Protection”

Welfare and Migration: WSF Thematic Workshop and Masterclass on the Interrelation Between Welfare Arrangements and Migration Currently Running at The Hague, The Netherlands

This morning the second Welfare State Futures (WSF) Thematic Workshop for 2017 took off at The Hague. After a short introduction by organizer Helga de Valk, Head of the WSF Project MobileWelfare and Theme Leader for Migration and Migrants at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the workshop started with individual project presentations by Project Leaders Marcel Lubbers (MIFARE),  … More Welfare and Migration: WSF Thematic Workshop and Masterclass on the Interrelation Between Welfare Arrangements and Migration Currently Running at The Hague, The Netherlands

WSF Thematic Workshop on Welfare State Attitudes – “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State” just took off in Gothenburg, Sweden

From today until February 24, 45 researchers from 10 different projects inside the Welfare State Futures Network come together at the University of Gothenburg to present their theories, methods and findings of recent studies on welfare relevant attitudes, opinions and preferences at the NORFACE WSF Thematic Workshop “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State”. … More WSF Thematic Workshop on Welfare State Attitudes – “The Social Legitimacy of Our Future Welfare State” just took off in Gothenburg, Sweden