On 10 December 2021, EnTrust will hold an online expert meeting with selected stakeholders from public services, civil society and academia. Participants will discuss first findings from the EnTrust project on the mechanisms of building trust and distrust in relations between citizens and street-level bureaucracy in the area of support to disadvantaged families. In particular, they will address fresh insights from EnTrust research about how both public administration representatives and citizens who contact them when applying for family benefits or services establish their mutual attitudes of trust and distrust, and the reciprocal perceptions of un/trustworthiness at play. A special focus will be on practical and policy recommendations from the practitioners’ perspective. The debate will be opened with an introduction by the work package leader Maria Theiss, who will present key results from the analysis of individual in-depth interviews with frontline workers of social welfare institutions and citizens receiving social assistance in diverse countries such as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland and Serbia.

Maria Theiss, University of Warsaw,
Institute of Social Policy

On 30 November 2020, the University of Siegen and Civil Society Europe are organising an interactive online roundtable discussion with more than 30 participants (stakeholders from civil society, politicians, governance actors, journalists, media representatives and scientists) who discuss first findings from the EnTrust project and their implications, identify policy responses, ascertain remedial measures and practices, as well as potential implementation perspectives in the current policy context, including the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

The University of Siegen in Germany and Civil Society Europe have the pleasure to invite you to an online round table event on 15 June 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 to launch the project EnTrust – Enlightened Trust funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme . The event will be hosted by Vice President Dr. Katarina Barley and will include a high level panel with: the Director General of DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission, Jean Eric Paquet, and the following members of the European Parliament: Domenec Ruiz Devesa, Anna Donath, and Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky. The event will be moderated by Brikena Xhomaqi, Director of the Lifelong Learning Platform.

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