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FISS 2012 Conference - Call for Papers
The 19th International Research Seminar of the Foundation for International Studies on Social Security (FISS) will be devoted to the Challenges for social protection within a changing economic, social and political context. The conference will take place 18-20 June 2012 in Sigtuna, Sweden.
Trends in globalisation, socioeconomic and demographic transitions, the continuing impact of recent financial crises, and the need for cost containment and increasing budgetary efficiency raise issues for the future of social protection. Questions emerge with regard to the role and objectives of social protection, including which objectives should be primary goals, how should they be achieved and what is the impact of current efforts? How to strike an appropriate balance between solidarity, reciprocity and insurance and what does this imply for the institutional, political and financial architecture of social protection? Which instruments should be used to meet social protection challenges and to achieve its objectives and how can an appropriate balance between income protection, quality and accessibility of care and services and the investment in human capital be achieved?
FISS welcomes papers that address these and other relevant questions. Closing date for submissions is 31 January 2012. More information is available at the FISS website: http://www.fiss-socialsecurity.org.uk/metadot/index.pl
The contributed paper selected as best from among those presented at the conference will be awarded the FISS Best Paper Prize of 500 Euros and the paper will be published in The European Journal of Social Security (subject to satisfying the refereeing process).