FIS-Forum and Social Policy Biennale 2022, Bremen/online

5 to 7 October 2022

The annual FIS-Forum is our main event for bringing together research, politics and society. Every two years, we broaden the view with a Social Policy Biennale that includes international perspectives on social policy research.

The programme features keynotes from highly renown speakers: on 5 October, Prof. Dr. Astrid Wallrabenstein, a Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court, will talk about the Court's judgements on social statehood the in her keynote and discuss the topic with selected guests. On 6 October, Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch (University of Magdeburg) will delve into the topic of behavioural economics in social policy research. The Social Policy Biennale on 7 October includes two further keynotes: one by Prof. Dr. Silja Häusermann (University of Zurich) on the world politics of social investment and the second on on the social legitimacy of the welfare state by Prof. Dr. Wim van Oorschot (KU Leuven). Here, the programme will be structured according to comprehensive interdisciplinary topics: climate change, digitization and wealth. The keynotes are complemented by streams on specific topics, in which current research results with a national and international focus will be presented. Civil society representatives as well as researchers will deliver critical commentaries. Moreover, we offer you ample opportunities for networking and exchange.

Day 1: 5 October 2022

18:00-19:00: Keynote

Prof Dr. Astrid Wallrabenstein (Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court and Professor at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
Sozialstaatlichkeit in der Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts

19:00-20:00: Discussion
Prof. Dr. Astrid Wallrabenstein (Professor at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Prof. Dr. Aysel Yollu-Tok (Professor at the Berlin School of Economics and Law)
Markus Hofmann (Head of the Social Policy Department, German Trade Union Confederation)

Prof. Dr. Frank Nullmeier (DIFIS, Moderator)

Day 2: 6 October 2022

Keynote: 10:10-10:55

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg)
Chancen und Herausforderungen verhaltensökonomischer Sozialpolitikforschung

Thematical streams: 11:15-12:30
Stream 1: Inclusion in the workplace I
Stream 2: Working conditions in the healthcare
Stream 3: Interdisciplinary migration research

Thematical streams: 13:30-14:45
Stream 4: Inclusion in the workplace II
Stream 5: Non-uptake of welfare benefits
Stream 6 : Developments in the data infrastructure
for social policy research

15:00 – 16:00
Presentation of the DIFIS research programme
Networking with the representatives of the six DIFIS research fields (poster session)

17.00 – 18:00 Discussion
Vision und Realität des kooperativen Sozialstaates im Zeichen aktueller gesellschaftlicher

Dr. Andreas Audretsch (Member of the German Parliament, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) 
Dr. Birgit Fix (Head of Division, Deutscher Caritasverband) 
Astrid Neese (Councillor for Education, Labour and Social Affairs, City of Duisburg)
Prof. Dr. Sybille Stöbe-Blossey (Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen)

Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer (Moderator)

Day 3: 7 October 2022

Welcome address and introduction to the Social
Policy Biennale: 9:00-9:15

Prof. Dr. Traute Meyer (University of Southampton)

Keynote: 9:15-10:15

Prof. Dr. Silja Häusermann (University of Zurich)
The world politics of social investment: welfare states in the knowledge economy

Streams in English: 10:45-14:15

Stream 1: Climate change and social policy
Stream 2: Digitalisation and social policy
Stream 3: Wealth and social policy
Stream 4: Discussion on teaching social policy in higher education in Europe

Keynote: 14:25-15:25

Prof. Dr. Wim van Oorschot (KU Leuven)
The social legitimacy of the welfare state: Its theoretical basics, empirical understanding and future challenges

Organizational information

Further information on the venue, accommodation and online participation will be provided after your registration on the platform Eveeno.