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Summer Schools

Budapest 2011

7th ESPAnet Summer School (Organised jointly with RECWOWE - Reconciling Work and Welfare in Europe)

Welfare states of Eastern and Western Europe

Central European University, Budapest, June 27 to July 8, 2011

CALL OPEN -- DEADLINE March 20 -- A pdf version of the call can be downloaded here.

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, immigrant integration, 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. Participants obtain 3 ECTS for the Summer School. 

This summer school encourages applications from graduate students and researchers at departments of political science, sociology, social policy, economics, and any related disciplines. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered. Some familiarity with the topic is required, such as the completion of an undergraduate degree in the relevant fields. The course will be most suitable for participants who have pursued or intend to pursue independent research on some aspect of the subject.

There is no fee for the participation in the summer school and the organizers will cover the accommodation and lunches.  The participants need to fund their travel costs and secure own health insurance for the duration of the stay.
Application deadline: March 20, 2011
For further academic information on the course and on eligibility criteria and funding options please visit the web site

Course Director:

Anil Duman, Department of Political Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Additional Faculty:

  • Jochen Clasen, Department of Social Policy, University of Edinburgh, UK;
  • Caroline de La Porte, Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark;
  • Paolo Graziano, Department of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy;
  • Evelyne Hübscher, Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary;
  • Martin Kahanec, Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary;
  • Achim Kemmerling, Department of Public Policy, Central European University, Hungary;
  • Wim van Oorschot, Department of Sociology, Tilburg University, the Netherlands;
  • Michal Polakowski, International Centre for Research and Analysis, Warsaw, Poland;
  • Dorota Szelewa, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, Germany;
  • Pieter Vanhuysse, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Austria

CEU Summer University
P.O. Box: Budapest 5, P.f.: 1082, H-1245,
(36 1) 327 3811, Fax: (36-1) 327-3124
Skype: ceu-sun
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