Past Events

Climate change and natural resources scarcity

International Seminar
2015-02-19

This presentation considers the impacts of these changes before setting out measures that social security systems need to consider and adopt, in order to address, mitigate and influence the negative effects. A number of examples of practical and effective measures that social security institutions have taken are highlighted.

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Dualisation of the political and welfare state preferences of non-standard workers

International Seminar
2015-01-22

Based on electoral studies and original survey evidence, I analyse temporary workers’ social policy preferences and the conditions under which these preferences are translated into voting behaviour.

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Cognitive bias and the politics of health care

International Seminar
2014-11-27

In contrast, when the deservingness heuristic is utilized for reasoning about unemployment benefits, implicit psychological constraints are fewer and political conflict erupts depending on differences in interest and worldviews. Using a variety of methodologies, we track this fundamental difference between health care and unemployment benefits from the level of implicit processing to the development of social policies.

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Innovation in social services

International Seminar
2014-10-09

The presentation explores patterns of employment in social services and the public sector in different EU member states in the broader context of labour market and welfare state development. The analysis shows how EU countries pursue their fiscal policies in social services, how they develop modes of governance and the change in the public/private mix in social services, and what new patterns of employment in social services are seen in light of the challenges for welfare states both due to recent fiscal pressures as well as expected demographic changes

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General Assembly Meeting 2014

Annual General Assembly Meeting
2014-09-17 - 2014-09-16

The General Assembly Meeting is the annual meeting of Board members, NLO, EC staff and observers. The management report by the Executive Director and thematic sessions with transversal papers written by staff members and commented by NLO inform about the last year's work done by the EC. Moreover they highlight possibilities for further activities.

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