Programme

One of the panel convenors, Professor Max Koch, Lund University, gave a lecture at Kela one day before the conference. The title was: Sustainable Welfare beyond Growth, more information (or the direct link to the presentation). 

14th March, Thursday

10:00 Registration, University of Helsinki, Main Building

Address: Fabianinkatu 33, 4th floor 

12:00-13:15 Plenary session I:

Chair: Professor Helena Blomberg-Kroll, Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan, University of Helsinki

Opening session:

Opening speech:

Professor Helena Blomberg-Kroll, Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan, University of Helsinki

Social Policy for 110 years:

Professor Liisa Häikiö, University of Tampere, chair of the Social Policy Association in Finland

Nordic Welfare Research: Where do we come from, Where are we going:

Professor Bjørn Hvinden, NOVA - Oslo Metropolitan University

Professor of Political History, Pauli Kettunen, University of Helsinki

13:30-15:00
Paper session I (Main Building)

Coffee (4th Floor)

15:30-17:00
Paper session II (Main Building)

17:30-18:30 Plenary Session II: 

Chair: Professor Liisa Häikiö, University of Tampere

European solidarity: Citizens' participation in ensuring welfare in our societies:

Professor Marta Soler-Gallart, University of Barcelona

19:30 Conference dinner: Restaurant Sunn (Senate Square)

15th March, Friday

9:15-10:45
Paper session III (Main Building & The House of Science and Letters)

11:00-12:30
Paper session IV (Main Building & The House of Science and Letters)

Lunch

13:30–15:00, Plenary III:

Chair: Docent, Head of Department Susan Kuivalainen, Finnish Centre for Pensions

Panel: The Nordic welfare states in the changing Europe – divergences and similarities         

Professor Guðný Björk Eydal, University of Iceland

Associate professor Rune Halvorsen, Oslo Metropolitan University

Professor Jon Kvist, Roskilde University

Professor Kenneth Nelson, Stockholm University                                

Closing the conference