Venice International University
October 11-12, 2018

“Sustainable Social Security: Past and Future Challenges in Social Security”
50 years celebration European Institute of Social Security

Thursday 11 October

14.00-14.30: Registration participants

14.30-15.00: Opening and welcome
President European Institute of Social Security - Prof. dr. Franz Marhold (WU Vienna)

15.00-15.30: Social security in the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Prof. dr. Tiziano Treu, Catholic University of Milan

15.30-17.00: Sustainability and social security from a

- Legal perspective
Prof. dr. Ulrich Becker, Max-Planck-Institute for social law - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

- Economic perspective 
Prof. dr. Robert Holzmann, University of New South Wales - Fellow Austrian Academy of Sciences 

- Sociological perspective
Prof. dr. Joakim Palme, University of Uppsala

17.00-17.30: Break

17.30-18.30: Discussant: Prof. dr. Bettina Kahil-Wolff Hummer - University of Lausanne, followed by round table and discussion

18.30-19.00: EISS General Assembly
(members EISS)

20.30: Dinner

Friday 12 October

9.30-10.00: Social security in 2068: changing drivers in social security, upcoming challenges for sustainability
Prof. dr. Danny Pieters, KU Leuven

10.00-11.30: Changing work and sustainable social security
Prof. dr. Ruud Muffels (Tilburg University): "Ongoing labour-market transformations and their impact on types of social protection"
Prof. dr. Nuna Zekic (Tilburg University): "Sustainable work? On the ambivalence of law to the meaning of work"
1 discussant Young Researcher

11.30-12.00: Break

12.00-13.30: Changing residence and sustainable social security
Prof. dr. Norma Mansor (University of Malaya): "Migration in Southeast Asia and the effects on social protection"
Essi Rentola (Director Co-ordination Unit Finnish Ministry Social Affairs and Health): "Is there a future for residence based Social Security in the EU"
1 discussant Young Researcher

13.30-15.00: Lunch

15.00-16.30: Changing income and sustainable social security
Prof. dr. Daniel Pérez del Prado (Carlos III University of Madrid): "The 'Reserve Fund' as a mechanism to improve the efficacy and sustainability of unemployment benefits"
Prof. dr. Jose Jesus De Val Arnal (University of Zaragoza): "The new border of the welfare state in Europe"
1 discussant Young Researcher

16.30: Final conclusions
Prof. dr. Paul Schoukens, KU Leuven
Young Researcher

Sustainable Social Security: Past and Future Challenges in Social Security

The European Institute of Social Security (EISS) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a special international conference.
Dates: October 11-12, 2018

Sustainability is often referred to as a major objective to be respected by social policy makers. Yet, what is to be understood by this principle? Is there something as a common understanding of the principle of sustainability, valid across various disciplines, in a cross-national setting and going beyond the mere economic-financial assessment of system sustainability (“i.e. financial and economic constraints to social security”), which is traditionally applied by international organizations such as IMF, OECD and the EU?

By merging the different views on sustainability (law, economics and social security), the ambition is to find out whether sustainability can be a guiding principle in designing a global model for social security, reaching in its turn to new global (legal) standards in the field of social security. The joint event is thus addressing an international (European) public and has the ambition to bring together established scholars in the field as well as the upcoming younger generation of social security scientists.

The conference will also be the occasion to celebrate the 50 years of the European Institute of Social Security; hence, we plan to bring together the past (founding generations of the Institute) and the future generations of social security scientists around the topic of sustainability (part of them being participants in the Young Research Event that will precede the conference).

Applications are now open

  • September 30-October 6, 2018
    Nunataryuk YR Workshop
    Polar Conference

  • 3-6 October 2018
    Biology Retreat

  • 11-15 October 2018
    Perception and cognition divide in Philosophy and Neuroscience

  • 11-12 October 2018
    European Institute of Social Security (EISS)
    EISS 2018 Conference on Sustainable Social Security: Past and Future Challenges in Social Security

  • 14-20 October 2018
    MAL-ED Workshop

  • 23-25 October 2018

  • 26-27 October 2018
    Judges Forum

  • 12-15 November 2018
    Rational Choice Sociology

  • 6-7 December 2018
    Coimbra Group
  • 10-17 March 2018
    Purdue University
    Purdue March Break Program

  • 28 February - 2 March 2018
    4th International Symposium on Sustainability
    In collaboration with Alcantara

  • 26-28 March 2018
    University of Padua
    ES1306 COST Action - Final Meeting

  • 26-28 March 2018
    LMU Klinikum
    Medical Education Workshop

  • 24-26 March 2018
    Council of Europe
    Third Training Seminar for Language Teachers Coming from Both Banks of the Nistru/Dniester River

  • 27-28 March 2018
    ISNV - International School of Neurological Sciences in Venice
    Neurologia Cognitiva: Primo Corso di Perfezionamento

  • 1-6 May 2018
    Technische Universitaet Muenchen - TUM
    SFB 1035 Conference
    Control of Protein Function by Conformational Switching

  • 9-11 May 2018
    University of Padova
    Department of Industrial Engineering
    Euromech Colloquium 596
    Numerical simulations of flows with particles, bubbles and droplets
  • 11-13 May 2018
    VeUMEU 2018

  • 21-25 May 2018
    Council of Europe
    2nd Module of the Pompidou Group Executive Training

  • 22 - 25 May 2018
    Max Plank Institute
    Q-Mac Symposium

  • 4-7 June 2018
    Università di Padova
    Venice Cosmology Workshop 2018

  • 4-9 June 2018
    CESifo GmbH
    CESifo Venice Summer Institute 2018

  • 13-15 June 2018
    LMU Cardiology

  • 19-20 June 2018
    University of Padova - Dafnae
    Improving Cooperation among Actors Involved in Conservation and Utilization of Beta Genetic Resources

  • 22-23 June 2018
    Cà Foscari University - Exside
    Network-Wide Meeting in Venice

  • 28 June 2018
    ICPESS Meeting

  • 3-6 July 2018
    Helmholtz Pioneer Campus
    Helmholtz Zentrum München
    Helmholtz Diabetes Center
    Engineering Biomedical Breakthroughs

  • 9-14 July 2018
    Politecnico di Milano
    6th School on Laser-Materials Interactions

  • 11-12 September 2018
    Politecnico di Milano
    Marie Curie Conference

  • 12-15 September 2018
    Università di Trento

  • 14-16 September 2018
    PPW Conference

  • 16-18 September 2018
    Conference on Epilepsy

  • 22 September - 4 October 2018
    Palladio Program

  • 24-28 September 2018
    CeNS Workshop 2018 "Celebrating NanoScience"
    20 years of CeNS

  • 25-28 September 2018
    LMU Informatics 

Venice International University offers its organizational support to its Associated Members and other Research Centers or Academic Institutions who wish to organize academic and scientific Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools in cooperation with VIU.

What VIU offers

  • a unique location in the heart of the Venice Lagoon, just 10 minutes by water-bus from St. Mark's Square;
  • conference and seminar rooms of varying capacity (from 20 to 240 seats), catering lobbies, staff offices etc.
  • all the necessary technological equipment (video projectors, PCs connected to the Internet, audio systems, conference calls etc.)
  • WiFi connection for all participants
  • access to a self-service cafeteria and bar
  • support in finding accommodation with third party providers (either on the island of San Servolo or in hotels in Venice)
  • support in finding catering services for coffee breaks, welcome receptions and buffet lunches with third party providers
  • support in finding audio-video technical assistance, interpreting etc. for special requirements

For further information, please contact the VIU Conferences Office:

direct line: +39 041 2719-581


Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venice,

phone: +39 041 2719511
fax:+39 041 2719510

VAT: 02928970272