SUBJECT 1: INTRODUCTION: CONCEPTUALIZATION ON SOCIAL POLICY AND WELFARE
What is Social Policy?: Objectives, criteria, achievements and limitations. Addressing concepts related to Social Policy and Welfare.
SUBJECT 2: PRECEDENTS AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE WELFARE STATE
Inception and historical development of the Welfare State: concepts, approaches, stages and models. Changes in social structure: threats and challenges for the Welfare State.
SUBJECT 3: SOCIAL POLICY IN SPAIN
Evolution and Development of Social Policy and Welfare State in Spain.
Old and new policies. Sectorial and transversal policies: scopes and limitations. Social policies in recent decades. Territorial decentralization of social policies. Actors involved in public policy.
SUBJECT 4: EMPLOYMENT POLICIES AND MAINTENANCE OF INCOME
Social policy, labor market and employment, public pensions system and benefits and income security policies.
SUBJECT 5: HEALTH POLICY AND SOCIAL SERVICES
National health system in Spain and its development.
Social services and social assistance in Spain.
SUBJECT 6: EDUCATION AND HOUSING POLICIES
The educational system in Spain: development and legislative changes.
The system of provision and access to houses in Spain.
SUBJECT 7: OTHER SOCIAL INCLUSION POLICIES AND EXTENSION OF RIGHTS
New approaches based on cross-cutting principles: equal opportunities, reconciliation, anti-discrimination, immigration ...
Governance and networking in the field of social policies and the fight against poverty and exclusion.
Regional and participatory policies: levels and actors. Participatory budgeting and Community Plans.
Work-life balance Policiy and Policies for family-support.
SUBJECT 8: SOCIAL POLICY IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
The European process and the multilevel system of European social protection: supranational, state and sub-state levels.
European guidelines and recommendations for social policies. The Lisbon Strategy and the European Strategy 2020.