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VIII Congress of the Spanish Social Policy Network

15/03/2021 to 17/03/2021
 Type: Congress
 Location: Bilbao

RESP 2021

On 15, 16 and 17 March 2021, Bilbao will host the eighth congress of the Spanish Social Policy Network, jointly organised by the University of the Basque Country and the University of Deusto, with the collaboration of Sareen Sarea and the SIIS Documentation and Studies Centre of the Eguía Careaga Foundation and within the framework of Espanet, the European Network for Social Policy Analysis, the meeting brings together various relevant agents in the construction, implementation and evaluation of public strategies for the protection and promotion of citizens' well-being.

The theme of the meeting is "Caring for life, guaranteeing inclusion, living together in diversity", dedicating space to these three aspects: care, inclusion and diversity, and which raises the following questions: What do we know that works with a sufficient evidence base; what shared values are we not going to give up; what conceptual consensus do we consider to have been achieved; what priority challenges do we need to address?

Scientific programme

Monday 15th march

10:00-13:00 Work groups

16:00-17:00. Opening session

  • Margarita León. Co-President of the Spanish Network of Social Policies (REPS).
  • Eva Ferreira. Rector of the University of the Basque Country-Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV-EHU)
  • José María Guibert. Rector of the University of Deusto
  • Mª Teresa Laespada. Provincial Councillor for Employment, Social Inclusion and Equality of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia
  • Lide Amilibia Bergaretxe. Representative of the Department of Justice, Equality and Social Policies of the Basque Government
    Representative of the Bilbao City Council

17:00-17:45. Inaugural conference. Daniel Innenarity (EHU-UPV / IKEBASQUE). A philosophy of the crisis.

17:45-19:30. Discussion Social policies in and after the COVID19 crisis. Moderator: Imanol Zubero (UPV/EHU)

  • Begoña Pérez Eránsus (UPNA)
  • Marga León (UAB)
  • Sara Buesa. Department of Social Policies, the Elderly and Children (Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council)
  • Joseba Zalakain (SIIS)

19:30-20:00 Tribute ceremony

  • Amaya Ituarte. Social worker
  • Fernando Fantova. Social consultant
  • Luis Sanzo. Head of the Statistics Department of the Department of Employment and Social Policies of the Basque Government.

Tuesday 16th march

10:00-13:00 Work groups

16:00-17:15. Lecture. Joan Tronto (University of Minnesota): Towards the democratisation of care in times of pandemic?

17:15-19:00. Discussion table. New models of care. Moderator: Felix Arrieta (University of Deusto)

  • Raquel Martínez Buján (University of A Coruña)
  • Fernando Fantova (Social consultor)
  • Penélope Castejón (Matia)
  • Maite Martín Palomo (University of Almería)

Wednesday 17th march

10:00-13:00 Work groups

16:00-17:45. Discussion table New challenges and new needs for inclusion and income guarantee policies. Moderator: Amaia Inza (UPV-EHU)

  • Miguel Laparra (UPNA)
  • Jose Antonio Noguera (UAB)
  • Nerea Kortajarena (EH Bildu Basque Parliament)
  • Francisco Lorenzo. Director de Acción Social. Confederación de Cáritas Española.

17:45-19:30. Discussion panel Welfare State, diversity and identities. Moderator: Ana Sofi Telletxea (University of Deusto / Caritas)

  • Amparo González (CSIC)
  • Andrea Ruiz de Balzola (University of Deusto)
  • Xabier Aierdi (UPV/EHU)
  • Eduardo Ruiz Vieytez (University ofDeusto)

19:30-20:00. Closing ceremony. Maria Silvestre (University of Deusto).


Penélope Castejón
Penélope Castejón Researcher
Maider Azurmendi Director of Home and Community Care
Fotografía de Pura Diaz-Veiga
Pura Diaz-Veiga Knowledge Dissemination Advisor