The European Social Dimension
The course seeks to consider the evolution and the future of European welfare states. It highlights the European citizenship, i.e. rights and obligations, from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Students will get insights in the diversity of European social policies and policy instruments, of current socio-economic developments and socio-demographic trends.
The course addresses and problematizes European social policy and explores the changing nature of the European social model. This provides the baseline for in-depth thematic elaborations on different social problems and future challenges for the EU in areas such as migration, work and social security.