Plenary speakers announced for international conference

September 27, 2017     Leave a Comment

Two top academics are to guest at the Welfare Conditionality Project’s international conference next year.

Associate Professor Rik van Berkel from the Utrecht School of Governance, Netherlands, will discuss ‘From policy to practice: a street-level perspective of welfare-to-work,’ while Professor of Social Policy at the University of Bath Jane Millar will speak on ‘Women, work and welfare: how does conditionality change choice?’

Their plenary sessions will be highlights of the three-day conference being held on 26-28 June 2018 at the University of York. The Welfare Conditionality: Principles, Practices and Perspectives event marks the conclusion of five years’ research into the topic for the WelCond project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Other participants from around the world will present their own work on this controversial area of public policy.

WelCond Director Professor Peter Dwyer said: “I’m delighted that Professors van Berkel and Millar will be offering plenaries. I look forward to welcoming them and colleagues from around the world to York for our international conference on welfare conditionality.”

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