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ESPAnet Austria

ESPAnet (The European Network for Social Policy Analysis) is an association of academics involved or interested in the analysis of social policy in Europe. The Network encourages and fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of European social policy. It is therefore open to people from a range of disciplines, including social policy, sociology, political science, international relations, history, law and economics.

Not least through its annual conferences, ESPAnet aims to facilitate exchange and co-operation among social policy analysts in Europe. The ESPAnet Conference 2022 entitled „Social Policy Change Between Path Dependency and Innovation“ is organised by the University of Vienna.

ESPAnet Austria

In addition to the Europe wide ESPAnet-community, several countries and regions founded national ESPAnet associations. This also applies to Austria.

Just like ESPAnet, ESPAnet Austria encourages and fosters a multi-disciplinary approach to the academic analysis of European social policy.

Particularly, ESPAnet Austria aims to

  • encourage and foster a multi-disciplinary approach to the analysis of Austrian social policy,

  • support young researchers in developing and improving their skills and knowledge in analysing social policy,

  • enhance visibility of social policy research in Austria.

ESPAnet Austria focuses on social policy in Austria, on Austrian social policy in a comparative, European and global perspective as well as on international and supranational social policy and its role for Austrian social policy.

If you are interested in the activities of ESPAnet Austria, and/or if you want to be included in our mailing list, which informs of upcoming ESPAnet Austria events, please contact: