On 18 June, the Jacques Delors Institute, in close partnership with the Bertelsmann Stiftung, organizes a Working Group meeting on the Social Aspects of welfare state in Europe.
The meeting will take place in Brussels, at the Bertelsmann Stiftung Office, from 9 am to 15 am and invited experts will discuss innovative policy options for welfare state reforms in Europe.
The Working Group will be chaired by Professor Frank Vandenbroucke, special adviser on social affairs at the Jacques Delors Institute and leading researcher for the policy brief on Social Aspects of welfare state
The working group meets in the framework of a joint-project which the Jacques Delors Institute carries out in partnership with the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Chatham House, Bruegel, SITRA, La Compagnia di San Paolo and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
This consortium of think tanks gave birth to VISION EUROPE, a collaborative project to address key public policy challenges facing Europe, at both the EU and national level. The focus of the first year will be on the Future of Welfare States and the consortium will come up with three policy papers that analyze the economic, social and governance aspects of welfare states.
The policy briefs will be presented on the occasion of the Vision Europe Summit, which will take place in Berlin, 17 and 18 November 2015.
For more information about the project please refer to the project website.