JESP 30th Anniversary: speaking during the ESPAnet 2021 conference

I was one of the speakers during the plenary session dedicated to the Journal fo European Social Policy, representing the group of researchers awarded the JESP/ESPAnet Doctoral Researcher Award that I, together with Michał Polakowski, received in 2007 for our paper comparing childcare policies in Central and Eastern Europe. The article’s title is Who cares? Changing patterns of childcare in Central and Eastern Europe and remains our most often cited work.

In 2020, the Journal of European Social Policy (JESP) issued its 30th volume.  To mark this major milestone, the Online ESPAnet conference in Leuven featured a roundtable panel that looks back at the past 30 years of comparative social policy research but, importantly, also looks forward to the future.


Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (University of Tübingen)


Graham Room (University of Bath, founding editor of JESP) 

Giuliano Bonoli (University of Lausanne)

Ana M. Guillén (University of Oviedo)

Jon Kvist (Roskilde University)

Dorota Szelewa (University College Dublin)


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