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The legitimacy of welfare states is based on the willingness to provide the tools for achieving an inclusive society. This implies that life chances are partly detached, or decommodified from social and economic origins and circumstances. The core of an inclusive society is to create equal opportunities and equal access to services and infrastructure for specific groups such as unemployed and disadvantaged people, disabled people, children and adolescents, older people and pensioners, ethnic communities, etc.
The joint IMPALLA-ESPANET conference seeks to tackle the following questions:
In this framework, the conference will be organized in the following sessions:
Our objective is to encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue between academic researchers and policy analysts. The organizers welcome abstracts for empirical papers and panels around the themes mentioned. The conference committee encourages IMPALLA Alumni who have finished their PhD or are doing a PhD to submit a paper. There will be an alumni gathering with some Alumni social activities.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 14, 2012 (EXTENDED)
Contact: Esther ZANA-NAU
Potential paper topics may include but are not limited to:
CEPS/INSTEAD, the Social Science Research Centre in Luxembourg is organising this Conference in the framework of the International Master of Science in Social Policy Analysis (IMPALLA): an advanced master program in Social Policy that is run by CEPS/INSTEAD - Luxembourg, the University of Leuven - Belgium and associated institutes (Tilburg University - the Netherlands, University of Nancy 2 - France and the University of Luxembourg). IMPALLA is running since 2002 and the majority of its graduates is employed by universities and institutions that are involved in research in many fields of social sciences.
The Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPANET) is an association of academics involved or interested in the analysis of social policy in European societies, the social policy of the European Union and of other cross-national bodies. ESPANET has a long experience in organizing conferences, seminars and workshops in social policy in Europe.
Luxemburgish public research center specialized in the field of the social sciences, it works with a multi-disciplinary and empirical approach supported by the realization of surveys, polls and other large-scaled data collections initiatives.
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