ESPAnet conferences attempt to stimulate exchange among scholars in the field of European social policy analysis and to promote inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches.

The 9th Annual ESPAnet Conference 2011 focuses on sustainability and transformation of European Social Policy.

The conference focuses on factors related to the sustainability of European social policy. It aims to enhance our understanding of concepts such as governance and citizenship, as well as consider the sustainability of existing social benefits and their funding, in the context of shifting political ideas about the future of social protection systems in Europe. We encourage participants to addresses these topics from a range of methodological and comparative perspectives, as well as theoretical and interdisciplinary vantage points.