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Call for papers | Sustainable Social Security (Applications open: April 6 – June 15, 2018)

October 8 - 12, 2018

Leading Universities
KU Leuven (Prof. dr. Paul Schoukens and Prof. dr. Danny Pieters)
Università degli Studi Roma Tor Vergata (Prof. dr. Michele Faioli)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Prof. dr. Ulrich Becker)

Applications open: April 6 – June 15, 2018 
via VIU website (deadline extended).

General description

During an intensive one-week program, young researchers starting on their PhD (one year progress) will be able to present and discuss their PhD research linked to social security, while at the same time attending several lectures on research methodology and on comparative research in the field of social security they will be able to reflect on sustainability in a group of their peers.

The principle of sustainability will be the central theme around which the one-week program will be built. When looking at recent developments in national social security systems and European/international monitoring programs, sustainability is referred to as a major objective to be respected by social policy makers. Yet what is to be understood by this principle? The guiding question during the seminar is whether there is something like a common understanding of the principle of sustainability in the field of social security, valid across various disciplines and in a cross-national setting. 

The seminar is divided into a three-day training session followed by a two-day conference open to a broader audience of experts.

The Conference is organized by the universities KU Leuven, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, and Università degli Studi Roma Tor Vergata, together with the European Institute of Social Security, celebrating its 50th anniversary.


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