The Foundation for International Studies of Social Security (FISS)
The 30th FISS & 20th EASP
Joint International Conference in Kyoto, Japan
Best practices of Social Policy in Turbulent Times
June 13 and 14, 2024
The Foundation for International Studies of Social Security (FISS) is an independent, non-profit association that aims to promote international, multidisciplinary research on social security. It is overseen by an international board of established social policy scholars currently chaired by professor Bea Cantillon. The daily management of FISS is in the hands of the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy (University of Antwerp)
FISS is most known for its yearly International Research Seminars. The aim of these conferences is to bring together academics, researchers and policy-makers to discuss social security and related topics in an international or comparative context. The papers given at the seminars are based on research or scholarship and presented with an multi-discipllinary, international audience in mind.
Board of Governors
The Foundation for International Studies of Social Security is overseen by an international board of Governors.
FISS Secretary General
Professor of Sociology at the Herman Deleeck Centre for Social Policy, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
Barnett Professor of Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI), University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Aya K. Abe
Professor of Social Policy, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan.
Wim Van Lancker
Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at the Centre for Sociological Research, University of Leuven, Belgium.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.
Vice-Rector for Science and Director of the Institute of Statistics and Demography of the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland.
Professor of Empirical Analysis of Tax and Social Policy Law School at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Julia Shu-Huah Wang
Associate Professor Social Policy, Department of Social Work, National Taiwan University.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Political Sciences at Bocconi University in Milan and a Senior Fellow at Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy.
Sir Roland Wilson Foundation PhD Scholar
Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia.
Department of Social Welfare, Seoul National University, Korea.
Professor of Political Science and Sociology
Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA.
Associate Professor in Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University, Sweden.
Research Professor in Social Policy
Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.