The Social Situation Monitor (SSM) team welcomes researchers, analysts and policy-makers to discuss the latest empirical research on social investment.
Focus of the seminar: social investment
Social investment intends to strengthen people’s skills and capacities and support them to participate fully in employment and social life.
Key policy areas include education, quality childcare, long-term care, healthcare, training, job-search assistance, rehabilitation, linked to unemployment benefits and social assistance and housing.
- Anton Hemerijck, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, European University Institute
- Bruno Palier, Professor, Sciences Po Paris
- Ides Nicaise, Professor and Research manager, KU Leuven (HIVA)
- David McDaid, Research Fellow, London School of Economics and EuroHealthNet.
- Julian Garritzmann, Senior researcher, European University Institute (EUI) & University of Zurich
- Vincent Bakker, PhD Candidate, Leiden University
- Bru Laín, Policymaker and Researcher, Barcelona City Council
The SSM seminar series
SSM seminars are research seminars. Their aim is to provide a forum to discuss the theoretical, methodological and policy implications of the latest economic and social research. More specifically, SSM seminars aim to inform:
- The economic and social analysis of the European Commission in general, and the Commission’s Employment and Social Developments in Europe review in particular.
- The economic and social analysis of the European Commission’s stakeholders.
- The economic and social policies of the European Commission and its stakeholders.
SSM seminars are primarily intended for:
- Economists and analysts working in policy-making organisations;
- Academic researchers;
- Policy officers with an interest in economic and social analysis.
- More information on previous SSM seminars