Economics, Political science, Social policy, Sociology

7th ESPAnet Summer School organised jointly with Network of Excellence RECWOWE (Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe) of the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) sponsored by the European Commission


Course date

27 June - 5 July, 2011
Extended application deadline:
20 March, 2011
Course Director(s): 

Duman Anil

Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course Faculty: 

Wim van Oorschot

Department of Sociology, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Jochen Clasen

School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK

Paolo Graziano

Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

Caroline de La Porte

Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark

Evelyne Huebscher

Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Martin Kahanec

Department of Public Policy and Center for European Union Research, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Achim Kemmerling

Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Michal Polakowski

International Centre for Research and Analysis, Warsaw, Poland

Dorota Szelewa

Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Bremen, Germany

Pieter Vanhuysse

Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

The school targets PhD-students who have started or are about to start a project related to welfare and social policy in Eastern and Western Europe. Topics that will be addressed are the comparative analysis of welfare state and social policy reform, role of social actors, policies for work and welfare reconciliation, social protection, welfare regimes and labor markets. The course also aims to address methodological issues of comparative research in East and West European welfare and social policy.

The Summer School offers lectures with discussion, assignments and workshops given by European scholars from various disciplines such as sociology, social policy, political science and economics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their PhD-projects and to discuss them in small groups with other participants and scholars.