HomeNews 8 December 2017

Invitation and call for papers 7th research day ESPANET NL/VL

A changing welfare state?
31st January – Erasmus university
Erasmus Expo and Congress Centrum (Van der Goot Building)

Both external developments – like demographic, societal, technological and economic changes – and internal developments – like the social investment and inclusiveness agenda – have led to changes in the organisation of the provision of services. The welfare systems across the Netherlands and Belgium as they were gradually developed in the 20th century seem to be changing fundamentally. As Kim Putters stated in his oration: do we need a new social contract? Or as Frank Vandenbroucke said in his recent speech: should we have a proactive role in the European social agenda?

ESPAnet NL/VL and Local wilfare will organize the 7the research day ESPANET NL/VL. The theme of this seminar will be: a changing welfare state? On this day Dutch and Flemish researchers will presented their current research concerning social policy.

10.30 Welcome and opening
10.45 – 11.15 Key note speech: politics of local welfare
Prof.dr. Menno Fenger
11.15 – 11.45 Key note speech: a new kind of inequality in the Netherlands and Belgium
Prof.dr. Bea Cantillon
12.00 – 13.00 Workshop round 1
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30 Workshop round 2
15.45 – 17.00 Workshop round 3

Call for papers
We invite proposals for paper presentations or workshops/interactive sessions. Submissions for papers can be uploaded here: The deadline for applications is 6th januari 2018. All proposals will be reviewed before the 13th of January.

EUR Research Excellence Initiative Research programme 2016-2020

The State of Local Welfare: Devolution of welfare state arrangements and the implementation, organization and management of welfare services