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 […]