|The organising committee of the ONLINE ESPAnet 2021 conference in Leuven invites you to send proposals for conference streams by 1 December 2020. |
NB: As you may know, the ESPAnet Annual Conference 2020 in Leuven was cancelled due to COVID-19. In case you had submitted a stream proposal to this conference, you may want to resubmit it to the ONLINE ESPAnet 2021 conference. When using this option, please bear in mind that your proposal will nevertheless be subject to a new selection procedure covering all stream submitted proposals. This means that if your proposal was selected earlier, there is no guarantee that it will be selected again, for instance for reasons of space and academic balance.
Before submitting, please read the following information very carefully! You can submit your stream proposal by sending an email using this link (or to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
For inspiration, we provide a list of suggestions for stream themes below. Proposals for stream themes may of course differ from these suggestions. Generally, we welcome streams that incorporate a gender and diversity perspective. Additionally, we particularly invite stream proposals on the topics that are central to the two keynotes speeches of the ONLINE ESPAnet 2021 conference:
The Automaton The application of Big Data, AI, algorithms and Automatic Decision Making (ADM) in social policy administration
Nature’s Conditions Social policy and social inequalities in the context of climate change and energy transition
Responsibilities of stream convenors
- Stream convenors are responsible for one or more paper sessions organised within a particular stream.
- Stream convenors are responsible for evaluating all abstracts submitted to their stream and to select and prioritize them for inclusion in their session(s).
- The number of sessions and accepted abstracts per stream is decided by the local organising committee.
- Stream convenors are not allowed to present a paper in their own stream, not even as a co-author.
- Stream convenors are not allowed to restrict their streams to papers from their own projects or networks.
- In the run-up to the conference, stream convenors will participate in an online training workshop to get acquainted with the online platform that is used for the conference
- Stream convenors are acting as moderators of their online sessions at the conference (in each session there will a technical supporter available, so that the moderator can concentrate on the contents of the session).
Suggestions for stream themes (all in relation to social policy)
- Climate change
- Energy transition
- Automatic Decision Making (big data, algorithms)
- Digitization of work
- Diversity (gender, ethnic,…)
- Labour market developments
- Old age
- Work-Care reconciliation
- Sickness and disability
- Activation, work-reinsertion
- Income protection
- Social investment
- Social administration
- Regional/local social policy
- European social policy
- Welfare states around the globe
- Cultural and social values
- Welfare attitudes
- Methodologies for (comparative) social policy analysis
- Open stream(s)
Format of the proposal
Stream proposals can be submitted as Word or PDF document. They should not exceed one page and need to include:
- A stream title with an indication to which stream theme they relate (see above) or whether a stream theme is proposed that differs from the list above.
- A short description of the stream theme, including a description of the topics and/or types of papers that are expected (max 300 words).
- Full contact details of the stream convenor/s (with a maximum of three convenors per stream): Name/s, affiliation, postal address, phone number, e-mail. If possible, please indicate a main contact person.
Acceptance of proposals: The local organising committee will send out information about accepted proposals by 25 January 2021.
We look forward to receiving many exciting stream proposals for next year’s ONLINE ESPAnet 2021 conference.