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National Welfare, Federal Welfare19-10-2018

The comparison between Switzerland and Italy, and their different institutional set-up, is at the core of the congress organized by the University of Milan, the "Filippo Turati" Foundation for Historical Studies and the CRC for Swiss History "Bruno Caizzi". On October 23th, 10 a.m, Sala Napoleonica, via Sant'Antonio 12.

A nurse with a childThe comparison between Switzerland and Italy, and their different institutional set-up, is at the core of the congress organized by the University of Milan, the “Filippo Turati” Foundation for Historical Studies and the Coordinated Research Centre for Swiss History “Bruno Caizzi. On October 23th, 10 a.m, Sala Napoleonica, via Sant’Antonio 12.

The congress aims to continue the historical analysis of social policies started by the organizers (with the international congresses "Welfare Systems and Childhood Social Policies. Italy and Europe in the XX Century" in 2010 and "Welfare, Women and Youth in Italy and Europe. XIX-XX Centuries" in 2014).

The focus of the discussion is the comparison between two different institutional set-up: a federal republic and a centralized State characterized by a public Welfare system, which is an example of the so-called Mediterranean Welfare. How much the different institutional frameworks have contributed to shape the characteristics and objectives of Welfare policies of the two nations?

The congress tries to answer this question, focusing on specific Welfare policies implemented by the two countries during the XXth century: social care, family and maternity policies, labor protection.

The analysis of the European Welfare system is a topical question for both academic and policy circles. The consensus view is that the current re-calibration of social policies will contribute to determine the characteristics of the European democracy in the next decades.

 

For more information
The University of Milan
Department of Historical Studies
Prof. Michela Minesso
Phone +39 02 503 18930
michela.minesso@unimi.it