The conference "Social Policy in Germany" wants to show strenghts and weaknesses, provide new ideas and a basis for recognition as well as for the development of new perspectives.
Which is the social, economical and political use of social policy and which are its social, economical and political costs? How capable is the welfare state of Germany? It is prepared for future challenges: the demographic development, changes in age structure of the population and family structures, unemployment, the consequences of the Reunification, the European integrations as well as intensified international competition? Or is the welfare state going to be overstrained by these challenges?
The conference "Social Policy in Germany" organised by the ZeS on the occasion of the 10th anniversary, wants to give new impulses on the development of social policy and provide a basis for recognition as well as for the development of new perspectives.
Source: Conference programme "Sozialpolitik in Deutschland" on 28th/29th October 1999, Haus Schütting, Bremen
The conference lectures are published in: Leibfried, Stephan; Wagschal, Uwe (Hg.), 2000: Der deutsche Sozialstaat. Bilanzen - Reformen - Perspektiven, Schriften des Zentrums für Sozialpolitik/10, Frankfurt/M. Campus