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Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe


The Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe series seeks to promote the diffusion of research and research integration activities taking place within the network and being produced by other researchers working on issues of work and welfare in Europe.

Working papers are published either within the framework of a series of closed calls, which follow the different stages in the life-cycle of the network’s activities, or as part of an open call, which aims to privilege both research focussed on cross-national comparative analysis of the various tensions between work and welfare and research focussed on the role of the European level in addressing these tensions.

We actively encourage the submission of papers that for various reasons (length, nature of the material, format) are inappropriate for publication in conventional outlets (academic journals, edited collections…), but may nonetheless be of interest and value to the scholarly community. The objective of our series is thus not to compete with more conventional publication outlets, but to offer scholars the chance to place useful, high quality work on work and welfare issues in the public domain and where relevant receive feedback that can help them develop their work for future publication of a more conventional type.

All papers are peer-reviewed according to a light procedure which aims to guarantee publication on the RECWOWE website within an absolute maximum of 4 months from the date initial submission. Published working papers will be publicised within and beyond the network via RECWOWE’s mailing list and in the network’s regular newsletter.

Please browse the menu on the right hand side for further details of calls, the editorial policy, instructions for authors and to access already published papers.