Conference | Presentation
Project presentations of 3 grand winning research projects within Social Citizenship & Migration
- Wednesday 1 June 2022
2311 BD Leiden
The interdisciplinary research program Social Citizenship and Migration has recently received three large research grants, awarded by both Dutch and European institutions (NWA and Horizon Europe), totaling up to about 10 million euros.
In this event on 1 June, the recipients of these grants will present the research and activities they plan to conduct within the framework of these awarded projects.
In addition, there will be the chance to ask questions about the projects and about the speakers’ experiences with such large consortium grant applications.
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Time & Location
Time: 1 June 2022 from 14:00 to 17:00 (followed by drinks in the Huizinga courtyard until 19:00)
Location: Lipsius Building, room 148
|14:00 to 14:10||Welcome by Olaf van Vliet|
|14:10 to 15:00||Marlou Schrover
Dilemmas of doing diversity (DIDI): diversity policies and practices in Dutch towns in the past, present, and future (NWA grant)
|15:00 to 15:10||Break|
|15:10 to 16:00||Olaf van Vliet
TransEuroWorkS - Transforming European Work and Social Protection (Horizon Europe grant)
|16:00 to 16:10||Break|
|16:10 to 17:00||Anouk de Koning and Maartje van der Woude
Social Work and the Art of Crafting Resilient Societies [Crafting Resilience] (NWA grant)
Marlou Schrover - Dilemmas of doing diversity (DIDI): diversity policies and practices in Dutch towns in the past, present, and future (NWA grant)
Policy makers, politicians, journalists and academic stress the importance of a cohesive society, with room for diversity (according to ethnicity/race, gender, class, religion and sexuality). Diversity policies are meant to enhance social cohesion, but in practice they oftentimes do not work as intended or planned. This is a severe problem because the idea that policies are ‘failing’, and that part of the people are excluded, undermines trust in and the resilience of democracy. The dilemma is that, in order to be able to address all citizens equally, they must be treated unequally. How does ‘doing diversity’ work best?
Olaf van Vliet - TransEuroWorkS - Transforming European Work and Social Protection (Horizon Europe grant)
Global challenges such as digitalization, decarbonization, and international mobility of workers have substantial effects on the functioning of European labour markets. Some sectors grow as a consequence of these phenomena, while in others the demand for labour is decreasing. This has important implications for regulation and for welfare states in particular. Within this newly awarded Horizon Europe project, a team of researchers from Leiden University, together with an international consortium (including researchers from TU Delft, the University of Barcelona, the University of Geneva, the University of Kent, the University of Copenhagen, University College Dublin, the Centre for European Policy Studies, and the Central European Labour Studies Institute), will investigate how welfare states can help mitigate the potential negative effects of these large transformations for workers, families, and businesses.
Anouk de Koning and Maartje van der Woude - Social Work and the Art of Crafting Resilient Societies [Crafting Resilience] (NWA grant)
Social resilience has become a buzzword in policy circles, where it is seen as the panacea for a host of societal challenges and a counterweight to an overly involved welfare state. At its simplest, social resilience is conceptualized as the ability of society to cope with adversity and adjust to future crises. But what does social resilience mean in practice? And how can it be created? This project answers these questions in an innovative and interdisciplinary way by involving partners from government, professional, and various knowledge institutions. It studies social interventions in eight Dutch cities that, by crafting new relations between the state and marginalized citizens, seek to bolster social resilience.
The project pays special attention to social professionals who are on the front lines of dealing with citizens in need. This project investigates how, in the pursuit of social resilience, social professionals work with policymakers and citizens to envision new state-citizen relations, how they navigate the politics that shape their profession, and resolve the dilemmas that result from the combinations of care and control that characterize their work. It thereby aims to theorise the potential for social professionals, policymakers and citizens to collectively craft a more resilient, democratic and just society, while, at the same time, providing methods for concrete policy and professional practice.