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Kodate Feb 2022 ScandIre seminar 1 of 3

ScandIRE: Towards a Shared Future – Ireland and the Nordic Welfare Model

( Series: 3 Seminars)

SK Nordic Talks

Organiser: Dr. Stephan Köppe, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, Email: (opens in a new window)stephan.koeppe@ucd.ie

: Old Physics Theatre, MoLi – Museum of Literature Ireland. UCD Naughton Joyce Centre, 86 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

More info and tickets: Go to this link  (opens in a new window)www.scandire.eventbrite.com

Event outline: Ireland’s welfare state is at a crossroads . In the context of Brexit policy borrowing from the UK lost its appeal. Debates about a New Ireland envision different welfare futures and Covid has shown a massive expansion of social transfers. In this context, the ScandIRE Nordic Talk Series explores the Scandinavian welfare model and what it can offer for Ireland. In 2022, this seminar series discusses the pivotal challenges for Ireland as well as examining concrete steps towards a Nordic welfare model in conversation with academics, policy-makers and civil society.

The kick-off event for the ScandIRE Nordic Talks that explore the Scandinavian welfare model and what it can offer for Ireland.

Tuesday, 8 February, 17.30-19.30
Nordic Welfare: The Bumblebee Still Flies
(opens in a new window)Prof. Bent Greve, University of Roskilde (Denmark)
(opens in a new window)Lesley Riddoch, journalist, author and founder of Nordic Horizons (Scotland)
(opens in a new window)Gary Gannon TD, Social Democrats Spokesperson for Social Protection (Ireland)

This first seminar in the series will introduce the Nordic welfare model, its origins, development and challenges. Prof. Bent Greve (Roskilde University, DK) will break down the complexities of the Nordic model, while also debunking myths and stereotypes. Lesley Riddoch (UK/Scotland), journalist and founder of Nordic Horizon, joins the panel to talk about her campaigning for Nordic ideas in Scotland. Gary Gannon TD, Social Democrats spokesperson for social protection completes the panel and reflects on the Irish perspective. With the audience the panel will discuss the steps required towards a Nordic welfare state and which issues should be prioritised in the next budget.

The seminar is followed by a reception which will serve Danish pastries and tea/coffee.

Due to Covid-19 capacity restrictions tickets are limited and a waiting list is anticipated. Please cancel your ticket if you cannot attend to ensure no one is losing out. The ticket sale ends 5 days before the event to facilitate contact tracing.

Save the date for the remaining 2 seminars

Monday, 25 April, 17.30-19.30
Long Term Care: A Social Investment
(opens in a new window)Prof. Petra Ulmanen, University of Stockholm (Sweden)
(opens in a new window)Dr. Karen Anderson, University College Dublin (Ireland)
(opens in a new window)Tadhg Daly, CEO Nursing Homes Ireland

Monday, 9 May, 17.30-19.30
Towards Gender Equality: Parental Leave
(opens in a new window)Dr. Johanna Lammi-Taskula, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (Finland)
(opens in a new window)Dr. Ingela Naumann, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
(opens in a new window)Senator Regina Doherty, Leader of Seanad Éireann (Ireland)

Contact the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice

Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 8198 | E: sp-sw-sj@ucd.ie |