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Call for Papers: Building blocks for an inclusive society: empirical evidence from social policy research

The ESPANET Association and the IMPALLA (The International Master of Science in Social Policy Analysis) Programme organize in Luxembourg, a conference entitled “Building blocks for an inclusive society: empirical evidence from social policy research”,

Deadline for submission of papers: 16 November 2012

Place: Hotel Novotel-Kirchberg Luxembourg (G.D. of Luxembourg)

Date: 18- 20 April 2013


The legitimacy of welfare states is based on the willingness to provide the tools for achieving an inclusive society. This implies that life chances are partly detached, or decommodified, from social and economic origins and circumstances. The core of an inclusive society is to create equal opportunities and equal access to services and infrastructure for specific groups such as unemployed and disadvantaged people, disabled people, children and adolescents, older people and pensioners, ethnic communities, etc.



Call for papers


Professors, researchers, members of governmental, European or international Institutions will be invited to present papers.

You will find updated information on the Conference website:

The organizers welcome abstracts for empirical papers and panels around the conference themes. Potential paper topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Exclusion in education and the labor market
  • Income distribution, poverty and financial inequality
  • Living conditions
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Family formation and child care
  • The family as social, cultural, and economic capital, and educational attainment
  • Social protection and old-age pensions
  • Social integration and networks
  • Political and cultural participation
  • Attitudes towards the welfare state and social cohesion
  • Gender equality/ empowerment of women
  • Combating social exclusion: intervention programs, implementation and evaluation


The Scientific Committee of the Conference anticipates publication of a selection of the best papers in a book.


Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 16, 2012

Notification of paper acceptance: January 18, 2013

Full paper submission: April 8, 2013


Tags: ["conference", "social policy", "public policy", "research", "childcare", "health", "education"]
Published Oct. 23, 2012 1:11 PM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:17 PM