Hungary, Budapest

Welfare States of Eastern and Western Europe

when 27 June 2011 - 5 July 2011
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS

The school targets PhD-students who have started or are about to start a project related to welfare and social policy in Eastern and Western Europe. Topics that will be addressed are the comparative analysis of welfare state and social policy reform, role of social actors, policies for work and welfare reconciliation, social protection, welfare regimes and labor markets. The course also aims to address methodological issues of comparative research in East and West European welfare and social policy.

Course leader

Anil Duman, CEU, Political Science, Budapest, Hungary

Target group

This summer school encourages applications from graduate students and researchers at departments of political science, sociology, social policy, economics, and any related disciplines. Undergraduates without a university degree will not be considered.

Some familiarity with the topic is required, such as the completion of an undergraduate degree in the relevant fields. The course will be most suitable for participants who have pursued or intend to pursue independent research on some aspect of the subject.

Course aim

The Summer School offers lectures with discussion, assignments and workshops given by European scholars from various disciplines such as sociology, social policy, political science and economics. In addition, students will have the opportunity to present their PhD-projects and to discuss them in small groups with other participants and scholars

Credits info

The "Welfare States of Eastern and Western Europe" course offers 3 ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment. The Summer University Office will send a transcript to those who have fulfilled all the necessary course requirements and request one.

Fee info

EUR 0: No tuition fee is charged


Financial aid is available in the following categories:
- tuition waiver
- accommodation grant
- lunches also provided on weekdays (meal tickets)