Nordic Centre of Excellence:
Reassessing the Nordic
Bjørn Hvinden +4722541217
Viggo Nordvik +4722541269
Mi Ah Schøyen +4722541286
Call for interests - research strand 10
The idea of the workshop is to investigate the possibilities for research exchange and collaboration in the field of poverty and social exclusion. The workshop aims to bring together Nordic researchers involved in and/or interested in research within the issues of the strand. During the workshop, participants are asked to present their research interests and ongoing work in the field, as well as their suggestions for activities within the strand. In addition, the purpose is to set up a work schedule and targets of the strand for the next years.
The following themes may serve as a starting point for the discussion:
- cross Nordic comparisons and Nordic countries in cross European comparisons
- dynamics of poverty
- adequacy of basic benefits and minimum income schemes
- meaning of poverty in the Nordic countries in the 21st century
- life cycle and poverty
- urban segregation / poor neighbourhood
- ethnic dimension
- methodological issues
If you would like to participate in the workshop, please send an e-mail to Henna Isoniemi (email@example.com) no later than May 25, 2008. In order to facilitate the discussion at the workshop, please send a 1-3 page note about your research related to the strand. The organisers also welcome draft proposals of joint projects, collaboration and possible activities in the strand. In order that the material can be distributed to the participants before the workshop, please send your description to Henna Isoniemi at the latest June 1, 2008.
The workshop venue is University of Turku, Faculty of Social Sciences, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku, see http://www.utu.fi/kartta/indexen.html (Faculty of Social Sciences is located in the building T50, Publicum).
Travel and accommodation costs for participants will be reimbursed by REASSESS.
The workshop is organised by the strand leader Veli-Matti Ritakallio (firstname.lastname@example.org) and coordinator Henna Isoniemi, Department of Social Policy, University of Turku.