Final Reflections: European Citizenship Education, People-centered Solutions and the Integration of Public Opinion into Scientific Research – Jet Bussemaker, Former Dutch Minister of Education and Professor at Leiden University on the Welfare State Futures Programme

by Jet Bussemaker European citizenship values/citizenship education rather than European Social Union Within the framework of supranational systems like the EU, and national policy making, we can distinguish two perspectives, an optimistic and a pessimistic view. Within the optimistic approach, social policy is regarded as an unavoidable spill-over effect of economic European policies. Maurizio Ferrera … More Final Reflections: European Citizenship Education, People-centered Solutions and the Integration of Public Opinion into Scientific Research – Jet Bussemaker, Former Dutch Minister of Education and Professor at Leiden University on the Welfare State Futures Programme

New Policy Paper by Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut – What have our Welfare State researchers found out after more than three years of research?

In a new policy paper, Ellen Immergut sums up some key findings that have special relevance for the European Pillar of Social Rights. As a whole, the project results demonstrate that European Welfare States are resilient, and that social solidarity is alive and well in Europe.  The vast majority of Europeans are welcoming to newcomers … More New Policy Paper by Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut – What have our Welfare State researchers found out after more than three years of research?

Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External pressure or domestic choice?

by Maria Asensio and Tamara Popic Do governments have restricted room to manoeuver in the context of crisis and external conditionality for welfare reforms? Analysing Portuguese healthcare reforms in the context of austerity, in an article published in Social Policy & Administration, Asensio and Popic find that they don’t. Even in cases of conditionality and … More Portuguese Healthcare Reforms in the Context of Crisis: External pressure or domestic choice?

Summary: NORFACE Network Board Meeting, Dublin, 3 – 4 December 2018

by Anne Cukier (NWO) The NORFACE Network Board had its semi-annual meeting on 3-4 December in Dublin, to discuss multiple issues relating to the NORFACE Network and its programmes. WSF Scientific Programme Coordinator Ellen Immergut presented the Dissemination Plan for the WSF programme to the Network Board, which was pleased to see the great progress … More Summary: NORFACE Network Board Meeting, Dublin, 3 – 4 December 2018