Social Protection Policy - MPP specialisation webinar




Presenter: Prof. Franziska Gassmann, UNU-MERIT

Is the Master's specialisation in Social Protection Policy the right specialisation for you? Join this live presentation and Q&A session to find out all you need to know about this specialisation!

During this webinar, Specialisation Coordinator Franziska Gassmann will deep-dive into the contents and specificities of the specialisation. With the support of our current master’s students and alumni, it will be a session dedicated to answering your questions and providing you with all of the information necessary to assist you in choosing your MPP specialisation. 

The specialisation in Social Protection Policy is one of the seven specialisations offered within the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, a one-year double-degree programme run by United Nations University-MERIT and Maastricht University in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

Social protection involves policies and programmes to reduce the incidence and severity of poverty and vulnerability. This specialisation provides an interdisciplinary and in-depth examination of social protection policies, frameworks, systems, interventions and instruments aimed at giving future policy analysts and practitioners a toolbox to tackling the relevant challenging issues in public policy. It consists of applied courses backed by traditional and emerging theories while incorporating local, regional and international contexts.

Register here.

For any questions, please contact Communications Officer Sueli Brodin.



About the speaker

Franziska Gassmann (PhD in Economics) is Professor of Social Protection and Development at Maastricht University and Professor Poverty and Social Protection at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Science. At UNU-MERIT, she is leading the research theme on Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development. Her own research studies social protection policies and the measurement of poverty and vulnerability using primarily empirical methods on the basis of large household surveys.



Venue: Online

Date: 30 March 2021

Time: 14:00 - 14:45


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