Last week CRIT hosted the organisation of the COST Action SOS Cohesion Open Seminar and WG2 Workshop, in which the results of different researches on welfare provision and social cohesion were presented. In the Open Seminar, Guillem LÓPEZ CASANOVAS (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Sebastià SARASA (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Manuel AGUILAR HENDRICKSON (Universitat de Barcelona) gave us different insights of the impact of the crisis on Spanish Welfare system, focusing on the economic performance, the relevance of households and the existence of informal practices respectively.

During the WG2 Seminar of the COST Action researchers presented results in different fields, including innovative responses to the crisis in Housing and immigrant policies, or the implication of users in social policies.

The organisation of the COST Action was in charge of the following team:

Management Committee representative: Marisol García

WG2 Leaders : Marisol García, Anna Escobedo, Cristina Rimbau

Local Workshop coordinator: Julie De Weerdt

WGSC Meeting Barcelona management support: Marc Pradel, Sergio Sanchez, Julie De Weerdt

Short Term Scientific Missions: Ana Belen Cano Hila, Santiago Eizaguirre, Sergio Sanchez, Cristina Rimbau