Hestia project started!

31 Mar Hestia project started!

The kick-off of Hestia took place in January 2015 in the Netherlands. This 3-year-long project has a total budget of €730,619 financed by NORFACE Welfare States Futures under the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme.

Hestia aims to discover the nature and impact of variations in child protection systems through a comparison of three different welfare states (the Netherlands, Germany and England). The project includes a comparative analysis of child protection policy and two empirical studies of child protection practice.

The two-day meeting hosted in Groningen gave room to very inspiring discussions and several key decisions regarding the structure of our framework for policy analysis (WP2) and the sampling strategy of our administrative data study (WP3).