The purpose of this web site is to provide students of any level interested in the European welfare state and in European social policy with an entry point. This web-site is meant to serve as an introduction, a point of departure and a portal to many other, much more detailed, resources on the subject of European welfare policy. We hope to provide a tool for both teachers and students who wish to learn more about European welfare states.

About Us and this Site Basic Concepts and Definitions
How to Conceptualize the Welfare State Country Case Studies and Links
European Integration and the Welfare State Course Materials
Selected Links and Resources Bibliographic Resources


This web-site was developed to enhance public access to information about European social policies and EU social policies. The content of this site in no way represents the views of the University of Pittsburgh and its Centers or its services. Our goal is to keep the information timely and accurate: if errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However we accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on this site. Some of the documents on this server might contain references, or pointers, to information maintained by other organizations. Please note that we do not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness or accuracy of these outside materials.

MAY, 2000