Social Services in the EU – University of Copenhagen

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Social Services in the EU

Peter Hermann: Social Services in the EU: Quality, Standards and Privatisation

Tirsdag den 5. februar kl. 14.00 – 16.00 i CSS lokale 30.0.02 (ambulancehuset, bygning 30)

Social services are since a long time debated within the EU though apparently there is a paradox: As more the debate is opened, it is at the same time to a lesser degree concerned with what actually social services are about. Rather, the debate is increasingly about trade systems and markets. Looking at the debate in terms of quality of social services we can speak of a shift from standards to standardisation. This means that especially social action in the widest sense, including pedagogical responsibility, is replaced: on the one hand it is about managerialisation. On the other hand – and somewhat paradoxically – we find a strategy of therapeutisation.

The lecture suggests following outline:

  • SOCIAL SERVICES – MARKETS AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS
  • SERVICES OF GENERAL INTEREST – PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL VERSUS PERSON AND SOCIETY – SOCIAL QUALITY VERSUS METHODOLOGICAL INDIVIDUALISM
  • WHAT HAS THE EU TO DO WITH SOCIAL SERVICES – SERVICE DIRECTIVE, FREEDOM OF THE MARKET AND SUBSIDIARITY

Peter Herrmann; Prof. Dr; studied sociology, political science, economics and philosophy. Over the years he researched and taught at different third level institutions within and outside of the EU. His focus had been theory of Organisation; social exclusion and Human Rights. He is especially interested in the development of methodology of social science, based on the Social Quality Approach.

Peter Hermann has most recently been working in University of Cork, Ireland, University of Koupio, Finland and within universities in Ankara, Turkey and Budapest, Hungary.

Peter Hermann præsenterer sin åbne forelæsning i et udvekslingssamarbejde med ERASMUS.

Efter et oplæg på ca. 45 minutter, vil der blive lagt op til diskussion og spørgsmål fra tilhørere.

Alle er velkomne, også studerende.

Torben Bechmann Jensen