EISS Conference “Devolution and Decentralisation of Social Security in Europe: Dismantling the Welfare State or a Democratic Promise for the Future?”, 28th and 29th September 2017, Amsterdam

Οn 28th and 29th of September 2017, the European Institute of Social Security (EISS) with the collaboration of the University of Groningen, organise an international conference which is devoted to the trend of devolution and decentralisation in social security.

The conference aims to bring together academics, policy makers, social security administrators and client representatives. It has an outspoken ambition to present research from multiple disciplines, thereby contributing towards a more global understanding of the devolution and decentralisation trends in social security. Key note speakers include leading scholars:

  • Ulrich Becker (MPI Social Law and Social Policy Munich)
  • Danny Pieters (KU Leuven)
  • Marius Olivier (North West University, South Africa)
  • Mike Raco (University College London)
  • Evelien Tonkens (University of Humanistics Utrecht)
  •  Frank Vanderbroucke (University of Amsterdam)
  • Herwig Verschueren (University of Antwerp)
  • Gijsbert Vonk (University of Groningen)


The EISS Conference 2017 will be held at the premises of the Protestantse Diaconie, Nieuwe Herengracht 18, Amsterdam. The registration fee for the EISS Conference 2017 is € 175 per person. This includes participation, lunch on both days and a conference dinner, including after drinks at the get-together on Thursday 28th September. Conference attendance is limited to 100 participants and registration is possible until the 1st of August 2017 by filling out the registration form. The call for papers is also open until the 1st of August 2017.


Find out more about the program of the event, the registration form and the call for papers and submissions here https://www.rug.nl/rechten/congressen/eiss-conference-2017/

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