Rotterdam City Council invited Welfare Conditionality Project Director Professor Peter Dwyer to speak at a national event about welfare conditionality in the Netherlands and more particularly ‘Tegenprestatie’. Roughly translated into English this refers to the ‘civic contribution’ that Dutch people are required to make when in receipt of social assistance benefits. View his presentation to ‘De zin en onzin van de Rotterdamse Tegenprestatie’, Rotterdam, January 18th 2017
Research team member Katy Jones, from the University of Salford, made a presentation on service users who are ‘just about managing’ in the labour market. This group includes those working variable hours, part-time, and self-employed. The presentation was made to the ‘Developing future agendas in welfare to work research’ conference, University of Leeds, 27 January 2017. View the presentation
Research team member Beth Watts from Heriot-Watt University presented our findings on social housing at HQN’s ‘Unconditional Support or Tough Love?’ event in Birmingham recently. Her presentation posed a number of questions for debate:
- Are we seeing increased levels of conditionality in the social housing sphere? How is this manifesting?
- To what extent is intensifying conditionality intended to bring about behavioural change on the part of tenants?
- What are the prime motivating factors lying behind any such behavioural change agenda?
View the slides
This report follows the event hosted by Glasgow Homelessness Network and Crisis, with the support of our Economic and Social Research Council-funded Welfare Conditionality project, at the Adelphi Centre, Glasgow, on Tuesday 25 October 2016.
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Our Glasgow event to present our first wave findings took place on 9 June 2016.
Overview: social security in Scotland
Our PhD students presented their work at an event in March 2016. View their presentation slides here.
The use of conditionality mechanisms in family-based interventions: Emily Ball
Welfare conditionality for disabled recipients: Joanne Brown
The impact of welfare conditionality on Roma migrants in the UK: Liviu Dinu
Punishment, powerlessness and partisanship: early reflections on research with ‘at risk’ women: Larissa Povey
Housing strategies of homeless migrants: Regina Serpa
The project team have delivered presentations to several conferences as part of the project. Our PhD students are also presenting their own work on related topics. Individual conference presentations can be downloaded here.
Prof John Flint, keynote presentation to Resolve ASB annual conference, November 2015
Prof Peter Dwyer, Sir Roland Wilson public lecture, Australian National University, September 2015
Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick and Dr Beth Watts, National Housing Federation management conference and Social Housing Research and Insight Conference, October 2015
The third expert panel event took place at Sheffield Hallam University on Monday 12 May 2014. Experts from a range of fields presented their research on behaviour change in relation to conditionality. The presentations are available to download here.
The second expert panel event took place at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 27 February 2014. Experts from a range of fields presented their research on conditionality in different contexts. The presentations are available to download here.
The first event of the project was an International Expert Panel, discussing the concept of conditionality and whether it was justified. You can download the presentations here.