For the past 20 years, the question of social inequality has been a dominant feature in descriptions of post-war societies by humanists and social scientists. Even during this short time span, working conditions have undergone further significant changes and new forms of insecurity have developed despite a smoothly functioning welfare state. At the same time, social ties in families and communities have shifted considerably and appear to be loosening. New forms and functions are emerging. Terms such as “solidarity”, “risk society”, “exclusion” and “vulnerability” are used to describe these changes. Are they still applicable? What role do social inequalities play in today’s society and the way it is perceived? How can they be defined within the framework of the welfare state? How can they be measured when personal outcomes are influenced by individual choices? This Forum Z aims to provide unorthodox solutions (developed by students) that will encourage thinking outside the box and reflection on the individual’s role in society.
Keynote by Professor Dr. em. Hartmut Kaelble
Round table moderated by David Angel (Woxx, OGBL)
with the participation of
Pierre-Henri Golly, Communication Manager at Fondation du Luxembourg
Antoine Fischbach, Université du Luxembourg, LUCET Acting Director
Nicolas Schmit, Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy
Charel Schmit, President of Caritas Accueil et Solidarité asbl and Vice-President of Caritas Luxembourg
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
18.00 - 20.00
at Maison du Peuple, 62, Boulevard J.F. Kennedy, L-4170 Esch-sur-Alzette.
Free entrance, registration via Eventbrite is appreciated for practical reasons
With the kind support of