Joint FP7 Policy Conference “Building Inclusive Welfare Systems: A Dialogue Between Research and Practice”

On 5 June 2014, four international research projects funded by the European Commission under the call “Local welfare systems favouring social cohesion” – COPE, FLOWS, LOCALISE and WILCO – will present their policy-relevant findings to an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and interested others in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to fuel a constructive dialogue between practitioners and researchers on the following issues:

How do local active inclusion policies shape the life courses of beneficiaries? (COPE)
How do local welfare systems support women’s labour market participation? (FLOWS)
How do different institutional contexts influence local activation policies? (LOCALISE)
How do local welfare systems favour cohesion through social innovation? (WILCO)

The conference programme and more information on the conference venue etc. can be found here.

Participation in the conference is free of charge, but registration is required. To register for the conference, please e-mail Kerstin Zemke ( until 15 May 2014.

Please note: A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the conference venue at a special rate of 140 € per night. Participants wishing to stay at the conference hotel should send an e-mail to by 4 April 2014 at the latest, mentioning the booking reference OLDE0506. Travel and accommodation costs can unfortunately not be reimbursed.

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