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ESPAnet (The European Network for Social Policy Analysis) is a scientific network that aims to promote the exchange and cooperation of social policy researchers in Europe. In this context, an ESPAnet conference has been organized annually since 2003.

ESPAnet Austria

National offshoots of ESAPnet have developed in many European countries. ESPAnet Austria has also established itself as a regional network in Austria.

ESPAnet Austria follows the fundamental concerns of ESPAnet Europe and pursues the following goals in particular:

  • Promoting inter- and multidisciplinary exchange and cooperation in social policy research in Austria.

  • To support young researchers in the development of their skills and knowledge in social policy analysis.

  • Promoting the visibility of social policy research in Austria.

  • The focus is on Austrian social policy, Austrian social policy in a comparative European and global perspective as well as international and supranational social policy in its significance for social policy in Austria.

If you are interested in the activities of ESPAnet Austria or would like to subscribe to the ESPAnet Austria e-mail distribution list, please contact: espanet_at@wu.ac.at