Network for research on social policy and welfare (Swedish ESPAnet)

Project leader

Funding source

Forte - Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2018
Funding: 600000 SEK


This application concerns financial support for successful continuation of the Swedish Network for Research on Social Policy and Welfare. The purpose of the network is to encourage exchange and collaboration between senior and junior scholars, as well as PhD students. We achieve this by organizing at least one yearly seminar where network members can meet and discuss research and results. In connection with the yearly seminars, we will write a report summarizing the event. One purpose of these seminar reports is to provide an overview of ongoing research on social policy and welfare, and to facilitate new possibilities for research cooperation and synergies in research. Another purpose is to highlight new challenges for Swedish research on social policy and welfare. In addition, we will investigate the possibilities of publishing our results as thematic issues in Swedish academic journals of relevance for the network. We will also establish a network internet homepage in order to further stimulate knowledge exchange and research synergies. The network is organized as a collaboration between the Swedish Institute for Social Research at Stockholm University, the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, the Department of History at Stockholm University, the Department of Criminology at Stockholm University, the Centre for Health Equity Studies at Stockholm University/Karolinska institutet, the Department of Sociology at the University of Gothenburg, the Department of Sociology at the University of Lund, the Department of Sociology at Umeå University, the Department of Government at Uppsala University, and the Aging Research Centre at Karolinska institutet.

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