Internationally visible publications, successful integration into international research networks, a presence at international congresses, and an impressive third party funding balance all document the ZeS success story. In 2009 the Centre for Social Policy Research celebrated its 20th anniversary.
On October 14, 2009, Mayor Jens Böhrnsen invited members to a commemorative event at Bremen’s City Hall. After his opening address, welcome messages came from Professor Barbara Riedmüller (FU Berlin) and Professor Rolf Drechsler, Vice President for Research at the University of Bremen.
The ceremonial address was given by Professor Franz-Xaver Kaufmann, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld and a dedicated and critical partner of the ZeS.