panel discussion

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?

The speakers

Dávid J. Szabó

Dávid J. Szabó is the director of Research at the Századvég Foundation.

DEMOS HELSINKI

Demos Helsinki is an independent think tank specialised on societal problems and challenges.

CHIARA SARACENO

Chiara Saraceno is an Italian sociologist and philosopher specialised on Welfare States studies.


The moderator

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.


Practical Information

Where?

At the House of European History, rue Belliard 135, 1000 Brussels

On Tuesday, February 26th at 6pm

Discussions in original languages, with English interpretation.

Free entrance

Entrance upon registration only. Thank you for confirming your attendance by clicking on the link below.

Contact: culture(at)alliancefr.be



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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.

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