PERU's Chris Fox and Ashwin Kumar too part in the General Assembly of the UN affiliated European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research.

The meeting took place at the UN building in Vienna and showcased the range of social policy research the Centre delivers including welfare reform, decent work, gender equality, migration and sustainable development. Chris Fox is the UK National Liaison Official for the Centre. The General Assembly dinner was opened by Brigitte Zarfi, the Austrian Minister of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection. Ashwin Kumar gave the after dinner speech in which he discussed the challenge of bridging the gap between politics, policy and research.