CETRO Summer School 2011: successful and enjoyable

During two intensive days with appealing presentations and fruitful debates, ten PhD students and young researchers had the chance to discuss their current work with lead researchers in the field of European employment and activation policies. Topics like „From Alimentation to Activation? Continuity and Change in Labour Market Policies in Europe”,  “The impact of activation policies on immigrants in France” or “The Governance of Employment in Romania. A governmental priority or a personal interest?” were presented and brought together a wide range of interesting research in the field of European Social and Employment Policies. CETRO’s 3rd international summer school took place in the framework of the EU research project LOCALISE (Local Worlds of Social Cohesion. The Local Dimension of Integrated Social and Employment Policies). The participants had the opportunity to meet LOCALISE consortium members as well as to get in-depth views in research and management of an European Research project.

On Sunday August 28 the Summer School started –  after an introduction by Martin Heidenreich on activation policies – with a Welcome Lecture by Ron McQuaid from Edinburgh Napier University on “Interagency co-operation in activation”, which focused on the role of partnership in activation policies. A barbecue in the evening opened the chance for socializing and making new contacts. The growing importance of partnerships was also reflected by several young researchers presenting their work on Monday August 29, while the lecture of Christina Garsten from the University of Stockholm on “Employability, agency and responsibilization in temporary agency work” gave an outstanding view on the situation of temporary agency workers.  In four different sessions, the participants presented their work and benefitted from comments by the discussants and the following debates. The Farewell Lecture by Paolo Graziano from Bocconi University in Milan on ”Converging Worlds of Activation? Activation Policies and Governance in Europe and the Role of the EU” closed the contentual part with focusing on the European impact on activation policies. In the evening the participants celebrated the successful ending of the 3rd CETRO Summer School at the farewell reception, which was also the official opening event for the LOCALISE project.





Garsten, Christina

University of Stockholm

Graziano, Paolo

Bocconi University, Milan

Heidenreich, Martin

University of Oldenburg

McQuaid, Ron

Edinburgh Napier University



Burgeois, Clara

Sciences Po Bordeaux

The impact of activation policies on immigrants in France

Rice, Deborah

VU University Amsterdam

The crafting of local activation landscapes in the Netherlands: a micro-institutionalist perspective

Zimmermann, Katharina

University of Oldenburg

The new governance mode of the EU-Lisbon Process in Social and Employment Policies

Spohr, Forian

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

From Alimentation to Activation? Continuity and Change in Labour Market Policies in Europe

Balan, Aliona

NSPSPS Bucharest

The Governance of Employment in Romania. A governmental priority or a personal interest?

Sztandar-Stzanderska, Karolina

Sciences Po de Paris and University of Warsaw

Governance of Activation of the unemployed in Poland: From policy design to policy in action

Kolomycew, Anna

Rzeszów University

Sectoral partnerships in the process of social and economic activation of rural areas. The case of Podkarpacie region.

Monticelli, Lara

University of Brescia

Occupational status and political participation among the young people in Turin

Van der Torre, Lieske

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Governance of employment and activation policies: the case of Dutch sheltered work companies

Osiander, Christopher

Institute for Employment Research at the Federal Labour Agency, Nürnberg

Street-level bureaucrats in Germany’s Federal Employment Agency – Recent Reforms from the Caseworkers’ Point of View

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