16th ESA Conference, Porto 2024 | Call for Papers

The European Sociological Association announces its 16th Conference in Porto, Portugal, from 27 to 30 August 2024, under the theme “Tension, Trust and Transformation”.

ESA invites the submission of abstracts until January 15, 2024, via the following link – https://www.conftool.com/esa2024/.

Our Regional Network on Southern European Societies (ESA RN27) contributes to the ESA Conference theme with a series of sessions on how sociological approach and research, focusing on Southern European societies, can capture the unfolding of old and new tensions and profile some trends for social transformations. Specifying the trajectories of trust in the sociological debate we also question if a Southern perspective can offer a better understanding of our changing society and in doing sociology.

Participants are invited to discuss current challenges and dilemmas specifically linked to institutions, territories and communities in southern Europe but papers with a comparative focus between other parts of Europe, the Mediterranean area and beyond are especially encouraged, as well as specific studies at country and regional level that provide general implications for the whole region.

Authors can send their proposals to one of the main thematic tracks of RN27:
• Territories, communities and social spaces
• Nature, environments and ecologies
• Education, research and innovation
• Gender
• Social stratification
• Cultures and lifestyles
• Social policy
• Migration and mobility
• Work, firms and markets
• Theoretical and conceptual development on Southern European societies
• Societies and Polycrisis

ESA RN27 is also co-organizing the joint sessions “Tackling the housing crisis: a view on urban homelessness from the south of Europe” (with RN37 Urban Sociology) and “Resilient places and communities in times of turbulence: perspectives from Southern Europe (with RN38 Space, Society and Rurality), which are open to abstract submissions.
Applications for participation in the ESA PhD Summer School, which will take place in the days before the conference, are also open until January 15, 2024. Within ESA RN27, PhD students are also welcome to send their abstracts to our network and are encouraged to participate in the RN27 award and support for publication that would be assigned to the best-selected Paper.

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