INVEST Launch: Welfare Lottery or Welfare State?

04.11.2019 14:00 - 17:30


4.11.2019 14:00 – 18:00
Venue: Logomo, Logi 1, Köydenpunojankatu 14, 20100 Turku, Finland

Come and hear the INVEST researchers’ plan how the new welfare state will be built.
What are the ways to find out the benefit and service gaps, and
what can be done to ensure wellbeing and skill development among children and youth?

Finnish welfare state is a globally admired success story. However, due to low fertility, aging population and economic constrains, the welfare model is becoming both socially and economically unsustainable. Disadvantages are still concentrating on the same families and neighbourhoods and the welfare state seem to be poorly equipped to deal with these problems.

We need a new model for the welfare states!


14.00 Opening and welcome

Jukka Kola, Rector, University of Turku

14.10 Introducing the INVEST flagship

Jani Erola, Captain of the INVEST Flagship, Professor of Sociology

14.30 Sketching the #NewWelfareState – pathways to more equal and sustainable society

Marika Jalovaara,  NEFER project PI, INVEST Co-PI, Sociology, University of Turku
Christina Salmivalli, Professor of Psychology, University of Turku
Maria Vaalavuo, Researcher Manager, Health and Social Economics, Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL)
Mikko Niemelä, Professor of Sociology, University of Turku
Olli Kangas, Professor of Practice (Sociology), University of Turku
André Sourander, Professor of Child Psychiatry, University of Turku

Anna Sorainen, Ground Communications

15.30 Info-market

Get to know the INVEST research groups
Test your own Privilege level and get your lottery tickets

16.30 FRONT AND CENTRE – The youth and their right to a society that sees them

Jani Toivola

17.30 Closing and Welfare State Lottery

Anna Sorainen and Jani Erola 


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