Calls for Participations


Sustainable Care International Conference

CARE: challenges and solutions for a sustainable future

Hosted by the Sustainable Care programme

1-2 April 2020 in Sheffield, UK

Registration is now open.Early bird rates are available until 17 January 2020.

Around the world, arrangements for the care of people who need help to manage daily life are evolving. Care is needed ‘at home’ and ‘across continents’; it must meet the needs of individuals and of families and communities; it must be possible alongside paid work and connect with health services. It can occur at any life stage, is of incalculable value, yet comes at no small cost; its consequences for families and social relations truly matter.

Changing families, longer lives and shifting economic and policy contexts lie behind this evolution. Yet today, care arrangements are not sustainable; too often they fail to deliver wellbeing. Forms of care work are diversifying, yet care remains low status work. Users offered ‘choice’ face rationed services. Public systems are under strain, market actors struggle and the role of technologies remains unclear.

Organised by the Sustainable Care: connecting people and systems team based in the UK, this conference offers a space for critical analysis, constructive debate and forward thinking. It will provide ‘food for thought’ and a guide to action for researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and all who consider decent care a vital issue of our time. We hope you will join us.

For further information please see https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/sustainable_welfare_beyond_growth


Calls for Applications

New Master's Programme at the University of Tübingen

The Ministry of Education of the state of Baden-Württemberg has recently approved the introduction of a new degree programme, Master of Public Policy and Social change (MPPSC), at the University of Tübingen. MPPSC is an international programme, taught and examined in English and delivered by an international team of faculty members.The programme provides students with knowledge of the relevant sociological and political science theories and methodological skills enabling them to analyse and critically assess policies and social change. A core element of the programme is its international comparative focus. Students will critically assess the performance of countries and effectiveness of policies in dealing with social change and societal and economic challenges. The guiding principles of the course are research excellence, societal relevance, and ethical responsibility.

At its core, the MPPSC programme is based on three pillars: a) (comparative) public policy analysis; b) the analysis of social structures and social change; and c) advanced methods. In addition to the core obligatory courses within the three pillars, students can choose from various specialisation courses in comparative public policy, the analysis of social inequalities, and the effectiveness of interventions. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to choose from interdisciplinary electives in (a) comparative (European) politics, (b) ethics and sustainability, and (c) economics and econometrics.

MPPSC, a joint venture between the Institute of Political Science and the Department of Sociology, will be open for applications between 3 February and 31 May 2020.

For more information, visit the programme website at https://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/wirtschafts-und-sozialwissenschaftliche-fakultaet/faecher/fachbereich-sozialwissenschaften/ifp/studium/studium/master/master-of-public-policy-and-social-change-ma/ or contact MPPSC Program Lead Dr. Mikko Kuisma at mikko.kuisma@uni-tuebingen.de.



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