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The Network for European Social Policy Analysis is an association of academics involved or interested in the analysis of social policy in Europe.

The Network encourages and fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of European social policy. It is therefore open to people from a range of disciplines, including social policy, sociology, political science, international relations, history, law and economics.

It draws its membership from and defines its remit in relation to countries spanning the European continent, welcoming analysts from western, central and eastern European countries.

Selected News

12th Annual ESPAnet conference

4-6 September 2014, Oslo, Norway

Organisers: Bjørn Hvinden and Ivan Harsløf

Website: www.nova.no/espanet2014oslo

For more information see Forthcoming Conferences.

BIGSSS International Conference 2014

12-13 June 2014, Bremen, Germany

Organizers: Nate Breznau, Alexi Gugushvili, Katja Möhring and Nadine Schöneck-Voß

Conference partners: ESPAnet, ECSR and ZeS

Conference Website

For more information see Forthcoming Seminars.

1st ESPAnet Poland Annual Conference: "New Horizons in Social Policy"

2-4 October 2014, Poznan, Poland, Poznan University of Economics

Organizer: Piotr Michon


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