Social policy conference 2020 challenges participants to reflect ways to build an equal society during the times of rising inequality and ongoing renewal of social welfare state. Social security, healhtcare and social welfare services and disabilty services are under reforms whilst automation and digitalisation are rapidly changing society. Groundings of the finnish welfare state are threatened in additional by global questions with ecological, financial and social carrying capacity.
Is the finnish welfware system capable of reforming itself in socially equal and sustainable way, or will society diverge to winners and losers, success and fatigue? In the future, is social policy based on means testing, insurances, activation or state of living? Will the questions of inequality and social welfare system safety nets be buried by ethos of economical growth and competitivness? Is it even possible to build an equal society during the era of inequality?
Organized by Social Policy Association and University of Helsinki, social policy conference will tackle most urgent societal questions outlined by top researchers in the manner.
Social policy conference 2020 will be arranged via remote access due to COVID-19 epidemic situation. More detailed information coming soon.