Keynote by Elisabeth Scheibelhofer at the European Sociological Association Conference

Elisabeth Scheibelhofer (TRANSWEL) will give a keynote at a semi-plenary session on Migration in Times of Europe’s Economic Crisis at the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association in Athens, August 2017. Against the background of ideological and economic crisis in Europe, the conference focusses on the contradictions of capitalism, fragmented solidarities and emerging resistant or nationalist subjectivities. With its focus on migration, project TRANSWEL can contribute to the co...
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WelfSOC Research Team Meeting in Ljubljana

New Book “Discussing Democratic Forums” Well Underway On June 8 and 9 the WelfSOC research team met in Ljubljana to talk about their latest projects. As we already shortly noted in the June newsletter, the first book After Austerity will be published by Oxford University Press on 11 August 2017. Currently the team is working on their second book, which will discuss their research using innovative Democratic Forums in detail. The work shows how this approach contributes a much more detailed an...
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The Dynamics of Income Expectations and Redistribution Preferences

New Working Paper by 4Is Researcher Daniel Stegmueller Project 4Is investigates the determinants and patterns of inequality as well as citizen’s preferences for redistribution and the mix of welfare services. It aims to explain how citizens’ preferences are formed, and how long-term income expectations affect these preference. The latest project Working Paper by researcher Daniel Stegmueller on “The Dynamics of Income Expectations and Redistribution Preferences” sheds light at exactly thes...
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Policy Network Conference “Progressive Britain”

Peter Taylor-Gooby presented his NORFACE research at the Policy Network 'Progressive Britain' conference on 21 June 2017, to an audience of politicians, journalists and academics at the British Academy. Policy Network, an international progressive think tank based in London, promotes strategic thinking on progressive solutions to the challenges of the 21st century and the future of social democracy. Its current work programs mainly center around Europe’s economic and social models and the ren...
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News from the Scientific Programme Coordinator WSF

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Preparation has started for the final conference, May 24-25th 2018, European University Institute, Florence, Italy. The five calls for participants - that follow our five research clusters - will go out shortly. Meet the Programme Committee: Health Claus Wendt, Chair (HiNEWS) Karen M. Anderson (HEALTHDOX) Juliette Malley (EXCELC) Migration Marcel Luebbers, Co-Chair (MIFARE) Helga de Valk, Co-Chair (MobileWelfare) Jenny Phillimore (UPWEB) Welfare State Attitudes Peter Taylor...
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New partner in NORFACE: FNR from Luxembourg

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) recently joined the NORFACE Network. FNR is the main funder of research activities in Luxembourg. It invests public funds and private donations into research projects in various branches of science and the humanities, with an emphasis on selected core strategic areas. NORFACE is delighted that FNR has joined the network in order to further develop international research cooperation in the social sciences. For more information about FNR, please vi...
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Intra-EU Mobility and Portability of Social Security Rights between Bulgaria and Germany

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by Jana Fingarova, TRANSWEL Intra-European mobility is directly connected to the transfer of social security rights for mobile EU citizens within the framework of the EU’s social security coordination system. In fact, the portability of social security is a central factor in enabling and guaranteeing free movement between mobility-sending countries and mobility-receiving countries and thus contributes to the realization of a European labour market. Portability of social security rights inv...
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Reforming the Liberal Welfare State

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In their new WSF Working Paper, Hassan Molana, Catia Montagna and George E. Onwordi from project GlobLabWS examine how labour market and welfare state reforms in the direction of flexicurity affect long-run unemployment and the dynamic response to international shocks of an economy characterised by a liberal welfare state regime. The working paper makes a relevant contribution to contemporary debates around international economic shocks and their effects on labour markets outcomes and GDP. It...
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The Future of the Slovenian Welfare State

Within the WelfSOC project Our Chidren’s Europe a national conference the 'Future of the Slovenian welfare state' was organised on 24th of May 2017 on the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. The goal of the conference was to disseminate key findings from the project on people’s attitudes toward the welfare state futures and stimulate a discussion on the main concerns of social policy such as inequality and poverty, challenges on the labour market and intergenerational solidar...
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TRANSWEL Lecture Series “Migration and social security in the EU: Theoretical approaches and empirical findings“

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During summer semester 2017, the WSF Project TRANSWEL organizes a series of sociological lectures on migration and social security inside the European Union. Three of the four lectures are presentations by the principal investigators of the international and interdisciplinary TRANSWEL project: Prof. Anna Amelina (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, ) Prof. Emma Carmel (University of Bath) Prof. Elisabeth Scheibelhofer, Nora Regös, Clara Holzinger (University of Vienna). Two of ...
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