Conference Invitation & Call for Papers

Final scientific conference of the project "RESCuE" 

Topic

Since 2008, Europe has been shaken by an ongoing economic crisis that has exposed the weaknesses of poverty research, antipoverty policies and the activation paradigm. The crisis has then led to increasing poverty in several European countries significantly threatening social cohesion in the most directly affected countries and solidarity within the European Union. Nevertheless, it has become apparent that when populations are exposed to critical social, economic and cultural changes, some individuals or families are able to survive better than others – even though they experience the same living conditions – developing forms of resilience which protect them better from suffering and harm, and support sustainable patterns of coping and adaption. The interest in crisis, hardship and resilience is currently even more important under the new conditions of increased refugee flows, alongside forces of political disintegration within the EU.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote presentations will be given by the following renowned scientists:

  • Jutta Allmendinger, President of the Berlin Social Science Centre
  • Mary Corcoran, Professor of Sociology at the University of Ireland Maynooth
  • Joachim Möller, Director of the Institute of Employment Research (IAB)
  • Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, Torrey Little Professor of Sociology, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Markus Promberger, Coordinator of the RESCuE-project

Conference Fee, Registration and Submission

The conference is open to scholars from all academic disciplines interested in the topic. For participation, please register for the conference at IAB.rescue@iab.de until the December 20th. There is no conference fee.

Links

Website of the RESCuE-project: http://www.rescueproject.eu/index.html
Website of the Institute for Employment Research: http://iab.de/en/iab-aktuell.aspx
Website of the Berlin Social Science Centre: https://www.wzb.eu/en

Practical Information

Venue

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
Berlin Social Science Center

Reichpietschufer 50  
10785 Berlin

How to get to the Social Science Research Center Berlin

For a detailed description, please follow the link below:

https://www.wzb.eu/en/about-the-wzb/wzb-architecture/road-map

For a location plan, please follow the link below:

https://www.wzb.eu/sites/default/files/u9/21-05-13_wzb_lageplan_eng.pdf

Catering

At the conference, light snacks and beverages will be provided. Lunch will be provided from 1-2pm in the local canteen. A conference dinner will be provided. Lunch and Dinner is on own expenses. Please register for both at IAB.rescue@iab.de

Registration& Conference fees

The conference is open to scholars from all academic disciplines interested in the topic. For participation, please register for the conference at IAB.rescue@iab.de until the December 20th. There is no conference fee.

 

Programme & Performers

Venue

Preliminary Programme

“Household Resilience and Crisis in Europe” Final scientific conference of the project "RESCuE" is a one-day conference that consists of keynote speeches, intensive workshops on topics related to the RESCuE project, such as resilience of vulnerable households, resilience and nature-related practices, research on welfare states, poverty research as well as migration an refuge. Bringing together different qualitative and quantitative research findings.

PDF version of the Programme

Keynote Speakers

Keynote presentations will be given by the following renowned scientists:

  • Jutta Allmendinger, President of the Berlin Social Science Centre
  • Mary Corcoran, Professor of Sociology at the University of Ireland Maynooth
  • Joachim Möller, Director of the Institute of Employment Research (IAB)
  • Katherine Newman, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, Torrey Little Professor of Sociology, at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Markus Promberger, Coordinator of the RESCuE-project

WEDNESDAY 18.01.2017

09:00-09:30 "European Crisis from an Economic Perspective"  by Joachim Möller
09:30-10:00 Introduction, Statement of EU-founded project RESCuE by Markus Promberger
10:00-10:30 Welcome remarks of Jutta Allmendinger
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Parallel thematic sessions
12:15-13:00 Midday speech of Katherine Newman
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
14:00-17:30 Parallel thematic sessions, including coffee breaks
17:30-18:30 Final speech of Mary Corcoran
19:30 Dinner