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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

7th ESPAnet Italia Annual Conference: "Sfide alla cittadinanza e trasformazione dei corsi di vita: precarietà, invecchiamento e migrazioni"

18-20 September 2014, Turin, Italy, University of Turin

Three streams will be held either partly or entirely in English:

New forms of citizenship and representation of vulnerable workers

Gender, Family and Care Policies in Spain and Italy post-economic crisis: (What) calm after the storm?

Innovation in Social Housing Policies and Programs. Comparing and Assessing Italian and European Experiences


Conference Website

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

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

Organizer: Piotr Michon

Conference Website

5th ESPAnet Spain Annual Conference: "Inequality and democracy: public policies and social innovation"

5-6 February 2015, Barcelona, Spain, organised by the Institute of Governance and Public Policies (IGOP) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona

Conference Website


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