Research Network of Social Law and Social Policy (FoSS)

On the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of the Federal Social Court, renowned social scientists and representatives of the social courts take stock of social law and social policy research in the Federal Republic of Germany in a memorandum. They make it clear that research capacities and opportunities in this field are declining and even under threat, despite the fact that social law and social policy are of particular importance for social integration in (post-)modern societies.

In view of the changes and the increasing challenges facing the welfare state, and also in view of the associated challenges for social law on the one hand and social law and social policy research on the other, interdisciplinarity therefore plays an important role, albeit in different forms and with different focuses. In order to counteract these developments in social law and social policy research, researchers from Fulda University of Applied Sciences and the University of Kassel have been working together in the Research Network for Social Law and Social Policy (FoSS) since 2013.

Coordination
University of Kassel
Katharina Weyrich M.Sc.

Coordination
University of Applied Sciences Fulda
Nicola Diedrich M.A.