Education-ALMP complementarity in promoting employment: article in Social Policy & Administration by Ilze Plavgo

The article “Education and active labour market policy complementarities in promoting employment: Reinforcement, substitution and compensation” by Ilze Plavgo was published in Social Policy & Administration on 10 January 2023. This article follows up on the call to study policy complementarities, focusing on the education-ALMP interplay. The contribution of this article is both theoretical and […]

Resilient Welfare States in the EU: book presentation by Robin Huguenot-Noel

From 30 September to 2nd October 2022, Robin Huguenot-Noel attended the International Festival of Geography in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France, in the context of the release of the book Resilient Welfare States in the European Union co-authored with Prof. Anton Hemerijck and published with Agenda this year. The presentation of the book in Saint-Die-des-Vosges attracted an audience of both […]

SI as a framework for analysing well-being returns and reforms: Agenda-setting article in Socio-Economic Review

The article “Social investment as a conceptual framework for analysing well-being returns and reforms in 21st century welfare states” by Anton Hemerijck, Stefano Ronchi and Ilze Plavgo was recently published in Socio-Economic Review.  This agenda-setting journal article calls for a multi-disciplinary and multi-method re-engagement in welfare state research. It argues that a distributive approach does […]

The Influence of the European Semester on structural reforms: David Bokhorst’s article on JCMS

The article “The Influence of the European Semester: Case Study Analysis and Lessons for its Post-Pandemic Transformation” by David Bokhorst (Research Fellow, WellSIre, EUI) is now out on the Journal of Common Market Studies. Analysing the interaction between the Commission and the national bureaucratic and political levels, the piece examines whether and how the European […]

Investing in families to improve fiscal sustainability: responsibility and responsiveness after Covid-19

The Italian newspaper “Domani” recently published a contribution by Anton Hemerijck and Jan Karremans discussing family policy investments in the Italian context, pointing out some key lessons we may want to consider to promote growth and budget sustainability. We share below a short synthesis of the piece. After the Great Recession, Italian politics has been […]

Anton Hemerijck Joins the EC’s High-Level Group on the Future of Social Protection and of the Welfare State

EUI Professor and WellSIRe Principal Investigator Anton Hemerijck has been invited as a member of the newly formed European Commission’s High-Level Group on the Future of Social Protection and of the Welfare State. The group, chaired by the Former European Commissioner Anna Diamantoupolou, aims to stimulate the adaptation of modern welfare states to some of […]

Blog post: The COVID-19 welfare wake-up call

In September 2020, Anton Hemerijck and Robin Huguenot-Noel published a blog post in EUIdeas on the future of the welfare states during the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. The authors describe the crisis management tactics and discuss the capacity and strategies of the different European welfare states to absorb this new shock.

News Archive: ERC grant – Robust welfare states in knowledge economies and ageing societies

In March 2020, Professor Anton Hemerijck was awarded an Advanced Research Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. In his ERC project, Professor Hemerijck will explore what makes a robust welfare state in 21st century knowledge economies and ageing societies. The timing of Hemerijck’s research […]