Evaluation of Policies on Social Inclusion, Migration (in particular interventions related to integration)

2nd PROFEEDBACK Conference to be held in Maribor, Slovenia

Bereich: Institut

Datum: 12. - 13. September 2022

Social inclusion is a core policy area whose importance has been highlighted even further by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic recession. Any transition and recovery can only be carried out with keeping the inclusion and integration of the most vulnerable groups in mind, a notion that is reflected in various EU, national and regional policy documents. The aim of the conference is to discuss evaluation examples of integration and inclusion policies and transferable practices among evaluation professionals from COST member states.

As the conference is one of the activities of PROFEEDBACK, there is an overarching focus on evaluation of local, national or EU policies in the following themes:

  • Active inclusion (enabling all citizens, notably the most disadvantaged, to fully participate in society, including securing employment)
  • Socio-economic integration of third-country nationals,
  • Socio-economic integration of marginalised communities, such as Roma people,
  • Social integration of people at risk of poverty and social exclusion,
  • Promoting the social economy and social enterprises,
  • Breaking the intergenerational cycles of disadvantage,
  • Access to affordable housing,

During the conference, we aim to discuss evaluation results on social inclusion policies to understand

  • The factors influencing the effectiveness of these policies at the national or regional level
  • Strengths and challenges of the methodologies applied to measure the success of social inclusion policies
  • The challenges of policy evaluation in distinguishing between short-term versus long-term effects of social inclusion policies
  • The role and efficiency of social innovation and social enterprises in social integration policies

The main objective of the conference is to facilitate knowledge-sharing and the identification of good practices, in order to provide input to the policy evaluation community. The event will give space for important theory-based and practical/methodological focused discussions. Additionally, it will contribute to setting the research agenda and provide an overview on the most urging issues for the Action.

We encourage and highly welcome critical, multi and interdisciplinary abstracts and papers, related to the topic of Social Inclusion, Migration (in particular interventions related to integration/assimilation).
You can submit your abstract by email to: The deadline for submitting abstracts is July 20th.

Registration is required for the conference. You may register at the Action’s website .

Funded by COST, this event is free of charge for all participants. In-person, participants will pay for their own meals. Daily allowances and travel reimbursement is available as per COST regulations regulations, only for participants registered in the WGs/MC of PROFEEDBACK.
The deadline for registration is August 5th.

Typ: Veranstaltungen anderer Institutionen

Organisator: OPHIZ Research in cooperation with the University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business

Veranstaltungsort: Maribor

Kontakt: Dr. Noémia Bessa Vilela, OPHIZ Research

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