IX  Annual ESPAnet Conference 2011


8 – 10 September 2011
Valencia, Spain

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 14th March 2011

Conference theme and streams

ESPAnet conferences attempt to stimulate exchange among scholars in the field of European social policy analysis and to promote inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches.

The 9th Annual ESPAnet Conference 2011 focuses on sustainability and transformation of European Social Policy.

The conference focuses on factors related to the sustainability of European social policy. It aims to enhance our understanding of concepts such as governance and citizenship, as well as consider the sustainability of existing social benefits and their funding, in the context of shifting political ideas about the future of social protection systems in Europe. We encourage participants to addresses these topics from a range of methodological and comparative perspectives, as well as theoretical and interdisciplinary vantage points

The conference will be organized in 21 streams to which we invite abstracts.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts should fit on one page. They should include:

  1. An indication to which stream theme (see above) the paper fits.
  2. A summary of the paper´s theme and how the topic will be handled (max 300 words)
  3. Full contact details of the author(s): name(s), affiliation, postal address, phone number (including country and area dialing code) and e-mail address.

All abstracts have to be sent before 14th March 2011 to the following email address:

Acceptance of paper proposals

The Local Organizing Committee will send out information about the acceptance of paper proposals by 15th April 2011.

Important dates for paper proposers

Deadline for abstract submission:                      14th March 2011

Notification of acceptance:                                   15th April 2011

Deadline for registration:                                     01st June 2011

Deadline for payment of conference fee:            15th June 2011

Full papers are due by:                                          01st August 2011

Conference:                                                              8th-10th September 2011