New Working Paper by TRANSWEL – Belonging and European Social Membership: Legitimations and Contestations in Bulgarian and German Social Policy Expert Interviews

by Florian Zabransky and Jana Fingarova (Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg Current mobility within the EU raises questions regarding access to and portability of social security rights. This paper focuses on the nexus of mobility and social security in the context of European social security coordination. It explores how social policy experts frame and (de-)legitimize … More New Working Paper by TRANSWEL – Belonging and European Social Membership: Legitimations and Contestations in Bulgarian and German Social Policy Expert Interviews

WSF Researchers at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology is taking place this week in Toronto, Canada. The Welfare State Futures programme is an interdisciplinary programme, with researchers from the fields of political science and economics, but also sociology. Researchers from five WSF projects will be contributing to the conference in the areas of health, migration and … More WSF Researchers at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada, July 15-21, 2018

Highlights from the TRANSWEL Project’s International Workshop on “Transnational Social Citizenship in an Age of Uncertainty: Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond”, Lübbenau Castle, Lübbenau, Germany, 26/27 April 2018

by Jana Fingarova In the past decades, cross-border migration across Europe and other world regions has contributed to the emergence of various forms of transnational social membership. The aim of the international workshop of the TRANSWEL project was to discuss facets of social membership, transnational social protection and migration. The first panel, “European Social Citizenship … More Highlights from the TRANSWEL Project’s International Workshop on “Transnational Social Citizenship in an Age of Uncertainty: Migration and Social Protection in Europe and Beyond”, Lübbenau Castle, Lübbenau, Germany, 26/27 April 2018

Any Transnational Social Security Out There? Hungarian Mobile Citizens and their Experiences with (Transnational) Social Security Access in Austria – New Working Paper by Project TRANSWEL

The TRANSWEL working paper on ‘Any transnational social security out there?’ Hungarian mobile citizens and their experiences with (transnational) bureaucratic procedures in Austria presents the main results of the qualitative interviews with Hungarian mobile citizens who live and/or work in Austria. The paper illustrates the main categories identified during the Grounded theory-based analysis of twenty … More Any Transnational Social Security Out There? Hungarian Mobile Citizens and their Experiences with (Transnational) Social Security Access in Austria – New Working Paper by Project TRANSWEL

Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy

The Final Conference of the Welfare State Futures programme took place last week at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, one of the leading research institutions in the areas of European studies and policy research. One hundred and forty-one researchers and stakeholders from all over Europe attended the cross-disciplinary conference to debate current challenges … More Retrospect: The Welfare State Futures Final Conference, 24 – 25 May 2018, Florence, Italy