The European Welfare States during and after the Covid Crisis

Wednesday 13 May 2020 17h00 à 18h30
En ligne / Online
Organized bySciences Po

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A Webinar with

  • Waltraud Schelke, Professor of Political Economy at the European Institute, London School of Economics
  • Anke Hassel, Professor of Public Policy, Hertie School of Governance
  • Anton Hemerijck, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, European University Institute, Florence
  • Bruno Palier, Researcher, Director of the Laboratory for interdisciplinary evaluation of public policies (LIEPP), Sciences Po.

The measures taken during the crisis reveals (to those who would have forgotten at least) how important it is to have a sound health care system, functioning unemployment insurance and social solidarity more generally.

It also reveals the weaknesses of some of our welfare systems, and the necessity to fix them. Moreover, the crisis is deepening social inequalities and damages, hence requiring even more social intervention.

However, the sudden economic recession and the immense debt that is currently accumulating might announce a bleak future for social expenditure.

What could be the prospect for an exit of the crisis that would not reiterate the post 2008 crisis? What kind of social policies would be required? Based on which social contract and political coalition?

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This webinar is organised in the frame of CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences