CFP : The 17th Annual ESPAnet Conference ” Social Citizenship, Migration and Conflict – Equality and opportunity in European welfare states “, 5-7 septembre 2019, Stockholm — LIMITE : 31/03/2019


  • The European Network For Social Policy Analysis

Infos pratiques

  • Abstracts can only be submitted through the online abstract submission system:
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2019
  • Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2019
  • Registration opens: 1 May 2019
  • Deadline for payment of conference fee: 15 July 2019
  • Full papers are due by: End of July 2019
  • Conference: 5-7 September 2019


The 2019 Annual ESPAnet Conference: Social Citizenship, Migration and Conflict – Equality and opportunity in European welfare states

Migration is of growing concern in the European countries. Each year, around 11 million EU citizens of working age migrate within Europe, in addition to the ones coming from non-European countries. Due to political unrest and conflicts around the globe, refugee migration into Europe has also increased substantially in recent years, bringing the Dublin asylum regulations to a breaking point. Labour migration (both within and from outside Europe) and refugee migration challenge us to reconsider how to organize the welfare state. Are European countries prepared to change social policies? Will the responses be adequate and sustainable?

At the conference in Stockholm, we will discuss the relationship between migration and existing systems of social protection from various viewpoints, share evidence on good practices, and identify obstacles that keep many immigrants from achieving full citizenship. The conference will offer rich opportunities for researchers from many countries to interact and exchange ideas about the social consequences of migration, particularly in relation to existing systems of social protection. Academic research has an important task in addressing some of the grand challenges of today, develop new perspectives, and ask questions of paramount interest also in the public debate and in politics. The 17th annual ESPAnet conference in Stockholm will increase the interest to bridge research on migration, social protection and European welfare states, thus creating a solid foundation for evidence-based policymaking, not only in Sweden but also internationally.

Call for papers :

  1. Atypical Employment in the Context of Cultural Change and Welfare State Change
  2. Migration, welfare and political contestation in the European space
  3. Social Policy and Lone Parent Families: Recognizing Diversity
  4. On justice in social policy 
  5. Reconciling ecological and social citizenship? 
  6. Comparative Methodology: Causal Inference in Social Policy Analysis
  7. Care in times of flexible employment
  8. Social inequalities in ageing
  9. Family policy, gender and modern work-family dilemmas
  10. The Politics of Social Investment in Europe and around the World
  11. Social Europe: Welfare policies and European integration 
  12. Emerging issues for church-state welfare settlements in the current era of populism, identity politics, and economic uncertainty
  13. European social policy from non-European Perspectives
  14. Migrant and transnational families’ access to formal and informal welfare 
  15. Social assistance and activation measures: mechanisms and impacts
  16. Integrating young people in the labour market, integrating methodologies
  17. Street-Level Organizations and the Contested Politics and Practices of Refuge in Europe
  18. Social citizenship in the technological era
  19. Health, social exclusion, and social policy solutions
  20. Reforming pension systems – inequalities in employment, retirement and wellbeing in later life
  21. The Politics of Education
  22. Immigration and the welfare state
  23. The social legitimacy of the welfare state and public opinion: Welfare values and attitudes as drivers and consequences of social policies
  24. The financialization of housing
  25. Innovative approaches to labour market inclusion
  26. Migrant care workers: Patterns of integration and social policies 
  27. Populism, democracy and social policy
  28. Open Stream