Justice in Social Policy and Social Work – Programme

Justice in Social Policy and Social Work – Programme

ESPAnetNL-VL Farewell conference prof. dr. Trudie Knijn, 14 May, 2020.

Location: Utrecht University Hall, Domplein 29, Utrecht

09:00 – 09:30Coffee and registration
09:30 – 10:45Parallel Sessions Stream A

A.1. Justice in balancing work and care. Rosanne Oomkens (Panteia) and Basak Akkan (Bogazici University, Istanbul).

Uzunaglioglu, O’Brien, Valentova, Aldrich and Connolly: Eligibility for parental leave in Luxembourg: a microsimulation with the capabilities approach.

Zamanbin, Yerkes and Javornik: Resources for whom? A comparative study of childcare policies for parents of disabled children in the UK and the Netherlands.

Brega, Yerkes and Leon : Flexible working arrangements for work-life balance in familialist countries: Tensions between national and organisational-level policies.

A.2. Social justice and security in Europe. Marcel Hoogenboom (UU) and Wim van Oorschot (KU Leuven).

Laenen en Gugushvili: Are universal welfare schemes more popular than selective ones? A critical review of empirical research.

Van Kraaij: The future of work: embracing uncertainty in policymaking.

Kerschbaumer and Boost: Better chances on the Job Market Thanks to the Employment Services? Employment Services as a redistributor of Opportunities and Chances.

A.3. Poverty as a matter of justice. Dorota Lepianka (UU) and Bea Cantillon (University of Antwerp).

Sebrechts and Kampen: Welfare clients’ competing discourses on the social justice of welfare Justice?

Laruffa: Social justice, the conceptualization of poverty and its policy implications: a capability perspective.

Vandekinderen, Verstraete, Brabandt, Van Vlem and Reynaert: The comeback of food support as an anti-poverty strategy.

10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30Parallel Sessions Stream B

B.1. Social work and justice. Jeroen Gradener (HvA) and Peter Raeymaeckers (University of Antwerp).

Boost, Mathys and Raeymakers: The democratic potential of realist evaluation: examples of social work research and interventions to overcome the non-take-up of rights. Justice?

Boxstaens and Gibens: The development of an Integrated-Rights Practice in the Flemish field of socio-juridical services to tackle non-take-up of rights.

Brummel: The grass is always greener in the other neighborhood: does public image hamper of neighborhoods social inclusion? Justice?

De Jong: Understanding the work of social work professionals with ‘hard-to-reach’ citizens: the meaning of a justice perspective.

B.2. Voluntary work as substitute for state responsibility. Marit Hopman (KinderOmbudsman) and Trudie Knijn (UU).

Greiss, Hermans and Delanghe: European support for food banks and the role of volunteers.

Schrooten and Welschen: Social work in the shadow: A reflection on the role of informal actors in social work. Justice?

Hopman and Knijn: Transforming the welfare state: the role of voluntary solidarity initiatives

B.3. Social work and homelessness. Nienke Boesveldt (UU) and Lia van Doorn (HU).

Schrooten, Deleu and Hermans: Hidden homelessness: a state of the art and avenues for additional inquiry.

Bochem and Van den Dries: Involving Peer-Researchers in Qualitative Research on Homelessness and Mental Health: Improved Data Quality? Justice?

Kuijpers: Returning Homeless. Exploring the influence of informal social network contacts on homeless persons’ capabilities to remain housed after transitioning from sheltered- to independent housing.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 14:30Lecture by Koen Hermans (KU Leuven)
‘Social work as a human rights and
social justice profession’
13:30 – 14:30Lecture by Leila Patel (University of Johannesburg)
‘How street level social workers are navigating
the pathways to human rights and social justice in
South Africa.’
14:30 – 15:45Parallel Sessions Stream C

C.1. The welfare state and social justice. Monique Kremer (UvA/WRR) and Frank Vandenbroucke (UvA).

Vonk en Brink: Post war universalism in the contemporary social security debate in the Netherlands.

Van Hootegem: Cross-national configurations of distributive justice preferences: an east-west divide?

Hiah: Tackling human trafficking for labour exploitation in the Netherlands: From criminal justice to social justice.

C.2. Capabilities, social policy and social work. Mara Yerkes (UU) and Erik Jansen (HAN).

Baillergeau and Duyvendak: Framing a life that they have reason to value. The capacity to aspire in context.

Haverkamp: Dilemmas in local health equity policies: can a capabilities approach to democratic equality help?

Wesseling: The Capability Approach and Disadvantaged Youth participating in a Welfare-to-Work Program: a Mixed-Methods Study.

Briones: Flexible working policies and work-life balance capabilities: a comparison between Slovenia and Sweden. Justice?

C.3. Local social policy and representative justice. Menno Fenger (EUR) and Babs Broekema (EUR).

Boesveldt: Client and Stakeholder Perspectives on Dutch Decentralizing Trends.

Visser: The contested content of customized care.

Bannink: Does decentralisation of social policies support integration of social policies?

15:45 – 16:15Coffee break
16:30 – 17:15Farewell lecture by Trudie Knijn:
Rechtvaardigheid en Rechtvaardiging. (Justice and Justification. English translation available)
17:30 – 19:00Reception