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Welfare reform and the management of societal change

Objective

European welfare systems differ markedly; all face common pressures. Existing research tells us much about what reforms are needed. We know much less about how to achieve change in the context of different national policy-making systems. This project will conduct detailed analysis of recent policy changes and of the anticipated trajectory of future reform, based on expert policy review and interviews with key actors. It will investigate how the different policy-making frameworks of EU states facilitate, obstruct or divert reform. It will chart the extent of modernisation to meet new needs and indicate opportunities for the EU to give a lead in welfare. The project will improve understanding of policy-making processes and of how to implement policies to sustain the European welfare achievement.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KENT AT CANTERBURY
Address
Darwin College
CT2 7NY Folkestone
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
18,Calle Alfonso Xii, 18
28014 Madrid
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
Address
Rue De La Chaise 10
75007 Paris
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Unter Den Linden, 6
10098 Berlin
UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG
Switzerland
Address
Rte Des Bonnesfontaines, 11
1700 Fribourg
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU
Finland
Address
Haemeenkatu 6
20014 Turku / Abo