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Pre-conference: Fair social security assessments and sustainable social security systems 


Wednesday 28 November, 09:00 - 17:00

Organised by:

EUPHA Section on Social security, work and health

 

Programme

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and information
Gunnel Hensing, President of the EUPHA Section on Social security, work and health

 

Welcome and introduction
Ute Bültmann, Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands and vice-president of the EUPHA Section on Social security, work and health

09:15 - 10:00

The rise and fall of disability benefit receipt in the United Kingdom: What are the consequences of reforms? 
Ben Barr
, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee/tea break with group discussions

10:30 - 11:15

Rejections of disability pension applications in Finland. Have changes in applicants or assessments contributed to increasing rejection rates?
Mikko Laaksonen, Senior Researcher, Finnish Centre for Pensions, Finland

11:15 - 12:30

Trouble-shooting seminar: group work and discussions

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

13:30 - 14:15

Fair assessment in social security: a pie in the sky or a piece of cake?
Sandra Brouwer, Professor, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

14:15 - 14:45

Trouble-shooting seminar: group work and discussions

14:45 - 15:30

Social Insurance Literacy – development of a questionnaire
Christian Stahl, Associate Professor, Linköping University, Sweden

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee/tea break with group discussions

16:00 - 16:30

Trouble-shooting seminar:group work and discussions 

16:30 - 16:45

Reports from group discussions

16:45 - 17:00

Summing up of the day: What did we learn and how can we improve our assessments?
Ute Bültmann

17:00

End of programme

18:00

Joint pre-conference dinner and continued discussions. The dinner is at one's own expense.

Registration fee
The registration fee is € 140 which includes networking lunch and refreshments.