The 5th International Conference of ESPAnet Poland "Demographic change, public finance, social services: Bermuda Triangle of social policy?" will be held at the Warsaw School of Economics (building C, al. Niepodleglosci 128),
from 26th to 28th September 2018.
The Conference is organized by Institute of Social Economy, Warsaw School of Economics.
The registration fee is 450 PLN. The PhD student fee is 350 PLN.
The fee includes: Conference materials, Publication cost, Welcome Reception, Conference lunches and coffee/tea.
Professor of Demography, Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography, Warsaw School of Economics, 2016-2018. Chair of the Committee on Demographic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, and a member of the Scientific Council on Statistics, the Government Population Council, and the Committee of Labour and Social Policy, Polish Academy of Sciences. She is a member of the Interdisciplinary Council for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. She was working as an expert for the Central Statistical Office, the Ministry of Science and High Education, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment, and the National Science Centre. She was a member of the Advisory Board for the Foundation for Polish Science (2008-2016), a vice-chair of the Advisory Board (2012-2016) and in 2017 she became a chair of the Commission of Ethics. She served as a national expert for the Council of Europe, OECD and the European Commission. Currently, she is working as an expert for the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) (since 2008) and the Population Europe (since 2010).
is an expert on national and international policy on ageing. His current assignments and duties: Senior Advisor, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Vienna, Austria); Global Ambassador for HelpAge International (London, UK); International Tutor, International Institute on Ageing (UN-Malta); Member, Societal Advisory Board for the Joint Programming Initiative More years, better lives (EU).
He is involved in providing advisory services to the Central European, Eastern European and Central Asian countries in developing and implementing national policy on ageing, including organizing and conducting training programmes.
Previously, he served as the Chief of the Population Unit, UN Economic Commission for Europe (Geneva, Switzerland, 2010); Head of the United Nations Programme on Ageing (Vienna – New York, 1988-2009). Within the UN, he acted as Coordinator of the International Year of Older Persons (1999). He also coordinated substantive preparations of the Second World Assembly on Ageing, including drafting the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, and the global follow-up activities of the Assembly.
is professor of International Urban Sociology and Compared Welfare Systems at the University of Vienna (Austria) from March 2015. He has been Forum Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute (1995-96) and visiting professor at the University of Bremen, Lund, Växjö, Leuven and ARC distinguished fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a founding member of the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) and the immediate-past president of RC21, the Research Committee on Urban and Regional development of the International Sociological Association. His fields of interest are multilevel-governance, citizenship and urban quality of life, social policies in comparative perspective and the territorial dimension of policies. On these issues he has been carrying out extensive comparative research and evaluation activities for the European Commission. Among his current projects we have Young AduLLLt and COHSMO both funded within the Horizon 2020; Vienna in Transition: (dis)continuities in Urban change in a European city (FWF) and Balancing climate and social housing policies in the transformation to a low carbon society: Designing integrated policy mixes for Austria (BALANCE). Among his publications, we have (2005) Cities of Europe. Changing contexts, local arrangements and the challenge to social cohesion, Blackwell (ed.), (2010) Rescaling social policies towards multilevel governance in Europe, Ashgate (ed.); (2018) Capitalism in Transition. Global changes local challenges (editor with A. Andreotti and D. Benassi) Manchester University Press
born in 1956, is professor for social work with a focus on inclusion and social planning. He is the managing director of the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE) at the University of Siegen, Germany. He is engaged in local, national, European, and international research and development activities. Currently Prof. Schädler works on cross-sectoral local planning of disability, mental health and care services for the elderly in Germany. He is the coordinator of the European CISCOS-project that is developing training materials for local implementation of UN-CRPD.