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The Welfare State in Portugal in the Age of Austerity

The conference "The Welfare State in Portugal in the Age of Austerity" will be held in Lisbon at ISEG (Lisboa School of Economics and Management) on May 9-10, 2014. The deadline for paper submission is December 15, 2013.


What is the role of the Welfare State in a time of economic crisis, fiscal austerity and social problems?
This conference, organized by the University of Lisbon, aims to stimulate academic discussion on the present and future of the welfare state in Portugal. It is expected to be a meeting of academics, who are dedicated to the study of social policy across of spectrum of different scientific disciplines.
It will promote interdisciplinary academic discussion on the transformation of the welfare state in Portugal, in a time of financial austerity, economic crisis and rising social risks. 

Conference themes

Ageing and the Welfare State
Citizenship, Governance and Political Rights
Data Sources and Methodologies
Economic Crisis and the Social Role of State
Entrepreneurship and Social Policy
Family Policy
Fiscal Welfare and Taxation
Gender and Social Policy
Globalization and Social Policy
Human Rights and Human Needs
Inequalities, Poverty and Social Exclusion
Labour Market Policy
Migration, Mobility and Citizenship
Minimum Income and Social Assistance
Pension Reforms and Social Policy
Social and Health Care
Social Innovation and Welfare State
Social Risks and Social Protection
Sustainability, Environmental Concerns and Social Policy
The "Local" Welfare State
Tourism, Leisure Time and Social Welfare
Welfare State and the Rising Agenda of Wellbeing
Welfare State vs. Welfare Society: the Role of the Third Sector
We encourage teachers, students and researchers involved in the studies of these topics to participate. We welcome contributions from different scientific areas, making use of diverse sources and addressing these themes from a range of methodological and comparative perspectives.
Official conference language: English

Call for Papers

The conference organizing committee invites expressions of interest from colleagues interested in presenting a paper at this conference.
Papers should contribute to one or more of the themes listed above. However, abstracts relating to other areas will be considered as long as they contribute towards the conference topic: The Welfare State in Portugal in the Age of Austerity.
Deadline: 15 th December 2013

Call for Streams
The organizing committee of the Conference invites expressions of interest from colleagues willing to act as stream convenors.
Deadline: 15 th October 2013


Registration for the Conference opens on 1 st March 2014.

Registration Fee
Before 31st March: 100€
After 1st April: 150€
Masters & PhD students are eligible for a 50% discount on price registration.


José António Pereirinha - ISEG
E-mail: [email protected]

Romana Xerez - ISCSP
E-mail: [email protected]

Conference Committee
Dália Costa (ISCSP)
Elvira Pereira (ISCSP)
Olivia Bina (ICS)
Paula Albuquerque (ISEG)
Paula Pinto (ISCSP)
Rafael Marques (ISEG)
Sofia Aboim (ICS)
Vitor Escária (ISEG)


Lisboa School of Economics and Management

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