Welcome to the website of ESPAnet Israel, the Forum for Social Policy Research in Israel. ESPAnet Israel is the only academic forum in Israel devoted to the discussion, and encouragement, of research on the welfare state and social policy in Israel and in a cross-national comparative perspective. The forum, which operates under the auspices of the Israel Council on Social Welfare, consists of researchers from diverse academic institutions in Israel in addition to policy-makers, students and professionals engaged in social policy research and formulation. It is the Israeli affiliate of the European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet).

The establishment of ESPAnet Israel seven years ago, and its growth since, are evidence of the growing interest in social policy on the part of policy-makers, researchers and the general public in Israel. The members of ESPAnet Israel seek to contribute to efforts to deal with social problems in Israel through a better understanding of these problems and the policies adopted to deal with them. The forum seeks to further this goal through academic conferences, workshops and meetings. If you would like to join us, please contact our offices.