decissionVilnius University Department of Social work is organizing an international scientific workshop “Baltic States After the crisis? Transformation of Welfare Systems and Social Problems” to be held on 24-25 of November 2016.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss welfare system reforms which have been implemented during the recent financial and economic crisis of 2008/2010 and post-crisis period, and major social problems in the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).

The participants are required to present developed original papers in English on the following topics:
-    social policy reforms;
-    poverty, inequality and well-being;
-    migration and ethnic minorities;
-    family policy and gender;
-    social trust and social policy.

Confirmed key-note speakers:
Dr. Piotr Michon, Poznań university, Poland
Prof. Sven Hort, Linneaus University, Sweden

The program

Time and place
When: 24/11/16 at 11:00-17:15 ;  25/11/16 at 09:00-16:00.
Where: Room 201, Universiteto g. 9/1, Vilnius 01513

Event language: English

Workshop organizer and contact person:
Prof. Jolanta Aidukaite

Researchers interested in presenting fully developed papers are invited to submit abstracts by email to J. Aidukaite.
The deadline for abstracts submission: 2 of October. Notification on the decision: 15 of October.

Participants willing to follow the workshop without a presentation should register for the workshop by 24 of October by sending email to: . The number of workshop participants will be limited to 50.


This workshop is funded by a grant (No. MOR-05/2016) from the Research Council of Lithuania.

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