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.
You will get insights in the diversity of European social policies, 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, gender and social security.
The main format for the course is web-based distance learning, part-time, in English. The main forms of instruction are lectures, seminars, and assigned readings. This will be combined with assignments and peer feedback.