The Organising Committee of the 22nd ESPAnet Annual Conference that will take place in Tampere, Finland, 28-30 August 2024, is happy to announce the opening of the call stream proposals

The deadline for submitting streams is 1st December 2023.

Go to our website to learn about the conference, its theme, timeline and about conference organizers.

You will find our call for streams from our conference website and here

Below, we summarise the guidelines for the stream proposals.

The streams should be devoted to major research fields, social policy issues, and current dilemmas of social policy and the welfare state.

We also invite streams that focus on innovative topics, particularly issues of importance to the challenges that welfare states are currently facing. 

One of the main goals of the conference is to foster scientific cooperation, therefore the scope of proposed streamsshould be broad enough to encompass a variety of perspectives, approaches and research networks

Streams should broadly cover a particular theme; authors of proposals of themes considered too narrow may be asked to broaden their scope. Examples of themes include (but are not limited to):

·       employment and labour market policy,

·       family policy,

·       migration, integration, and social citizenship challenges,

·       education,

·       public health and wellbeing,

·       housing policy,

·       welfare attitudes and discourses,

·       ageing and elderly care,

·       poverty and social exclusion,

·       digitalisation and automation of welfare states,

·       consequences of international conflict to social policy and the welfare state,

·       research methodologies in social policy and politics of social policy.

We welcome stream proposals convened by 2-3 researchers, preferably affiliated with different academic institutions across different countries. Please notice that the streams must be open to abstract submissions from everyone (that is, no closed streams). Convenors may also be asked to work together, in the case of equally good, overlapping streams.

Proposals should be submitted by one of the convenors and should include an abstract of 500 words together with the names, affiliations and e-mail addresses of the other convenor(s).

Please also read what the responsibilities of stream convenors are here.  

You will find the submission site here and also from the website:

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Minna van Gerven

on behalf of the Organising Committee