VELNET - The Danish National Network for Welfare State Studies

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Danish National Network for Welfare State Studies (VELNET) aims to contribute to the development of empirical and theoretical analysis of welfare states, with particular focus on the Nordic welfare model, and to disseminate this knowledge. The network facilitate national and international collaboration on research and teaching in broad themes of welfare research within the social sciences.

The members are primarily researchers from Danish universities and research institutes who share an interest in welfare research. This means that the network is open for all researchers with interest and insight into the Nordic welfare states. The research can have a national as well as an international and comparative focus, and be mono- or multidisciplinary, with foundation in social science theories and methods. A particular aim of the network is to develop and disseminate the comparative methodology and analysis.

The network activities are focused on the Danish research and teaching environment. Two network meetings are planned annually, in addition to a number of online research and dissemination seminars aimed at a broader audience. Other common activities include the organization of common research applications and Summer School courses. The network collaborates with the ESPANet - The European Network for Social Policy Analysis, and contribute to ESPAnet activities.

Publication network

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or