By Anita Heindlmaier and Dion Kramer (TransJudFare)
On 2/3 November 2017, the TransJudFare research project (‘Transnationalization and Judicialization of Welfare’) organized its final workshop in Bremen. The aim of the workshop was doublefold: on the one hand, to present the project’s research findings in a larger audience, and on the other hand to discuss contributions for a special issue in the Journal of European Public Policy. Apart from its research teams from Bremen, Salzburg, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, scholars from over Europe and across the Atlantic attended the workshop for input and feedback.
Several of these scholars contribute to the main output of the project, a special issue “Free Movement and Non-Discrimination in an Unequal Union” in the Journal of European Public Policy (guest editors: Susanne K. Schmidt, Michael Blauberger, Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen). The workshop thus also intended to provide a platform to discuss the revisions of the papers.
Over two days, fruitful discussions took place about the arguments presented in eleven papers and one book manuscript. After a warm welcome by overall project leader Susanne Schmidt and a brief overview of the past three, intensive years, six contributions were presented and discussed on Thursday. Afterwards, the Bremen team of TransJudFare had organized a fantastic dinner in artists’ house Ausspann. On Friday, the remaining six presentations took place.