HomeThe role of health and social welfare policies in European inclusion and exclusion processes

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Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by João Fernandes

Summary

Health risks created by population movement, and policy responses to them, have been an integral part of European history since the early modern period. They have helped to shape wider cultural ideas on economic risks, attitudes to integration, and enlargement of the EU. Twenty first century Europe is addressing new questions and challenges: how to live together, and include new territories and new populations and cultures without compromising our health, both personal and economic. These have contemporary policy implications. Our aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the cultural heritages and roots of the European welfare model.

Announcement

6-7 April 2017, University of Evora, Portugal

Argument

Health risks created by population movement, and policy responses to them, have been an integral part of European history since the early modern period. They have helped to shape wider cultural ideas on economic risks, attitudes to integration, and enlargement of the EU. Twenty first century Europe is addressing new questions and challenges: how to live together, and include new territories and new populations and cultures without compromising our health, both personal and economic. These have contemporary policy implications.

Our aim is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the cultural heritages and roots of the European welfare model. Proposals on the following research questions are particularly encouraged: how have European states historically succeeded in constructing secured space, from a health and social welfare perspective? What has been the role of frontiers in facilitating economic prosperity and social inclusion of migration and immigrants? How have past societies coped with population movements, epidemics and social and economic changes resulting from industrialisation and urbanisation? What is the role and potential of knowledge of the past within our new ‘knowledge society’? How can new knowledge of the past be used for building trust and solidarity in an integrated Europe?

Submission guidelines

We invite submission of 300 word paper abstracts (with your affiliation and contact details)

by February, 25, 2017.   

Scientific and organizing committee

  • Laurinda Abreu, Professora Auxiliar, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal
  • Sally Sheard, Professor of History of Medicine, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Francisco Javier Martinez, Investigador principal convidado, CIDEHUS, University of Évora, Portugal

Places

  • Colegio Espirito Santo - Largo dos Colegiais, 2
    Evora, Portugal (7000-809)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, February 25, 2017

Keywords

  • health, exclusion, inclusion, Europe

Contact(s)

  • Francisco Javier Martinez
    courriel : franciscojavier_martinez [at] yahoo [dot] com

Information source

  • Francisco Javier Martinez
    courriel : franciscojavier_martinez [at] yahoo [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« The role of health and social welfare policies in European inclusion and exclusion processes », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, https://calenda.org/394519

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