FOR A NEW EUROPEAN SOCIAL CONTRACT
RETHINKING OUR WELFARE STATE
26 FEBRUARY 2019 at 6pm
at the House of European History
With the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, laws were progressively implemented to protect the labour class. Two centuries later, it
is reasonable to wonder about the future of our Welfare State system. Will our social rights be preserved in the future? What about our
growing elderly population: will they be treated with care and dignity? And what about the young generation? With the aging population in
Europe, who will finance the welfare states? What about innovative forms for providing care for the weakest, such as social enterprise?
Dávid J. Szabó
Dávid J. Szabó is the director of Research at the Századvég Foundation.
Demos Helsinki is an independent think tank specialised on societal problems and challenges.
Chiara Saraceno is an Italian sociologist and philosopher specialised on Welfare States studies.
KARL VAN DEN BROECK
Karl van den Broeck is a Belgian journalist and essayist. In charge of the Culture column for the Belgian daily De Morgen for
twenty years then editor-in-chief of Knack for six years, he is now the editor-in-chief of the news website Apache.be and
a conference and debate organiser at BOZAR.
At the House of European History, rue Belliard 135, 1000 Brussels
On Tuesday, February 26th at 6pm
Discussions in original languages, with English interpretation.
Entrance upon registration only. Thank you for confirming your attendance by clicking on the link below.
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"For a new European social contract" is an initiative led by EUNIC Brussels of which are part the Alliance Française Bruxelles-Europe, the Balassi Institute Brussels, the Yunus Emre Enstitüsü Brüksel, the British Council in Belgium, the Instituto Cervantes Bruselas, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Bruxelles and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux. In partnership with the House of European History and the Alumni Association of the College of Europe.