New forms of governance, across borders

The focus of this stream is the analysis of a wide range of strategies for ‘renewal’, developed in a European context, as part of a wider change of welfare policy. The stream examines strategies for development, inclusion and diversity, from the post-national to the national, regional and local level, initiated in a variety of policy areas, such as education, regional and urban development, entrepreneurship and the inclusion of migrants and refugees in the labour market. Of particular importance is the development of networked and deliberative forms of governance based on partnerships between actors across sector divisions, including public sector institutions, business, trade unions, employer agencies, NGOs and civil society.