From 24 to 26 August in Utrecht (Netherlands) will host the Annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA). Is now open the Call for Papers "Cross-sectoral coordination in health and social policy" promoted by the Permanent Study Group XX "Welfare State Governance & Professionalism"
The study group invites papers with new theoretical or empirical ― especially comparative ― insights on this development. Possible examples for empirical research are the coordination of different areas in the health policy sector, such as stationary care, outpatient care and prevention, but also health and employment policy with regard to a particular problem, such as immigration. Another possible example is the relationship between family policy and other policies, such as gender policy, employment policy, social security or education. Papers can address for instance “top down” policies to facilitate coordina-tion as well evidence for bottom-up coordination “on the ground” or assess the effects of collaborative arrangements.
The deadline for paper proposals is April, 15 2016. Please submit your paper proposal (of max. 400 words) via the EGPA annual conference 2016 website (http://egpa-conference2016.org). The deadline for the selection of the accepted papers by the co-chairs is May 5, 2016. Full papers of the accepted proposals are due by July 31, 2016.
Co-chairs of the PSG XX Welfare state governance and professionalism
Prof Dr Elio Borgonovi
Department of Policy Analysis and Public Ma-nagement
Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Prof Dr Mirko Noordegraaf
Utrecht School of Governance (USG)
Utrecht University, Netherlands
Prof Dr Tanja Klenk
Department of Social Work and
Unversity of Kassel, Germany
Prof Dr Karsten Vrangbæk
Department of Public Health
University of Copenhagen, Denmark