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Solidus Panel: Welfare state in transition – co-production


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SOLIDUS PANEL: Welfare state in transition – learning from co-production

Date: 18 April, 2018
Venue: The Dome,
Snubbekorsvej 18
2630 Taastrup

In the wake of global financial crisis, European countries have experienced reduced public spending on welfare. Global conflicts have triggered migration to Europe. Both crises have deepened the polarization of society, but also triggered multiple actions of solidarity. How important is the collaboration between public administration and civil society organisations in this situation? What is the distribution of roles and tasks between the two types of actors in the delivery of social policy?

This event will present findings from the SOLIDUS project on acts of solidarity in the social sector after the economic crises. In particular we invite to debate on the role of third sector collaboration with the public sector in Denmark on the design and provision of social service. Do we see the emergence of new collaborative partnerships? How to combine the social with economic considerations in public policy? Danish experiences will be compared with insights from other EU countries

The aim is to initiate an important dialogue on how to pool and utilize ideas and capacities in challenging times. Sharing insights from Denmark with speakers from other political and institutional contexts will be a valuable experience for all participants alike.

9:30 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction to the SOLIDUS project: Findings in Denmark with contributions from other national contexts
Hanne Danielsen, Grennesminde
Lars Hulgård & Jenny Eschweiler, Roskilde University

10.00 – 11.00 Panel 1: Collaboration between third sector and public administration on social services – changing paradigms?
Ole Kassow, Cycling without Age, Denmark
Knud Aarup, Expert on welfare society in Denmark
Sara Svensson & Andrew Cartwright, Central European University, Hungary

11:30-12:00 Collaboration in meeting the needs of refugees
Andreas Kamm, former CEO Danish Refugee Council, Denmark
Noura Bittar Søborg, social entrepreneur and former refugee, Denmark

12:00-13:00 Lunch table discussions on collaborative refugee support

13.30 – 15.00 Panel 2: Social economy in the area of health, education and employment: social enterprises as the way forward?
Michael Roy, New Caledonian University, Glasgow
Hanne Danielsen, Grennesminde, Denmark
Wolfgang Grasnick, Union Social Institutions, Germany
Steen Christiansen, Mayor Albertslund Municipality

Coffee break

15.15-15.45 Solidarity and citizenship from an international perspective
Margaret Somers, University of Michigan, USA

Please email your participation confirmation to Jenny Eschweiler at Jennifer@ruc.dk. Please note that participation is limited to 50 people.