ארכיון עבורr אוקטובר, 2010

CALL FOR STREAM CONVENORS — ESPANET 2011

יום ראשון, 31 באוקטובר, 2010

 

The organising committee for the 2011 ESPAnet Annual Conference invites expressions of interest from colleagues willing to act as stream convenors.

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 address these topics from a range of methodological and comparative perspectives, as well as theoretical and interdisciplinary vantage points.

Responsibilities of Stream Convenors

  • Stream convenors are responsible for one or more sessions organised within a particular stream. The total number of sessions per stream will depend on the number of abstracts accepted. In total, we anticipate a maximum of 21 streams.
  • Stream convenors participate in the selection of abstracts, ranking all abstracts submitted for their respective stream. The review of abstracts will be organised after the closure of the call for abstracts (14th March 2011). The deadline for abstracts review will be 4th of April 2011.
  • Final decisions on the number of sessions per stream and the acceptance of abstracts will be made by the local organising committee after full information concerning streams is available.
  • In the run-up to the Conference, stream convenors together with local organisers supervise the deadlines for paper submission and review the situation concerning contributed papers in case deadlines are not met.
  • In the Conference, stream convenors chair their respective session(s). To guarantee coherence across sessions, they are also asked to give:
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    • either an introductory presentation on the theme of their stream and how the papers chosen for presentation fit the research in this area, or
    • synthesize the stream’s output after paper presentations.

 Important deadlines and dates to be considered by stream convenors

18th October: Call for stream convenors.
15th November: Deadline for stream convenors expression of interest.
10th December: Notification of successful stream convenors.
7th January: Call for abstracts.
14th March: Deadline for abstract submission.
14th March: Instructions for abstracts selection will be sent to stream convenors.
4th April: Abstracts review deadline.
8th April: Confirmation to stream convenors of selected abstracts
15th April: Deadline to notify to selected authors and give instructions for submission of final papers.
 
Stream Themes

As organisers, we invite and give priority to suggestions for streams that fit the overall theme of the conference.
Over the years, ESPAnet Conferences have had many different streams, some with established continuity. A list for suggested themes for the 2011 Conference is listed below.
Proposals for stream titles may differ from the stream themes listed below, but suggestions should bear in mind that topics should appeal to a large number of researchers, allow submissions from different disciplinary backgrounds and countries and that all streams and sessions have to be organised as open streams and sessions (no closed research/interest networks).
Stream convenors themselves shall not submit abstracts to their respective stream.
Only one abstract submission per researcher is allowed.

Suggestions for Stream Themes:

  1. EU Social Policy
  2. Comparative Methodology
  3. Governance and Citizenship
  4. Ideology and Social Protection
  5. Sustainability, Environmental Concerns and Social Policy
  6. Globalisation and Social Policy
  7. The Economic Crisis and Public Service Reforms
  8. Ageing in European Member States
  9. Minimum Income and Social Assistance
  10. Family Policy
  11. Social and Health Care
  12. Labour Market Policy
  13. Inequalities, Poverty and Social Exclusion
  14. Migration, Mobility and Citizenship
  15. Gender and Social Policy
  16. Pension Reforms and Social Policy
  17. Tourism, Leisure Time and Social Welfare
  18. Fiscal welfare and taxation
  19. Entrepreneurship and Social Policy,
  20. Innovation, Transfer of knowledge and Social Policy
  21. Open stream (at the end)

Expression of interest

Individual expressions of interest should fit on one page. They should include:

  • A stream title with an indication which stream theme it is directed at (see above) or whether the suggestion arises outside of the list.
  • A short description of the stream’s theme, including a description of the topics and/or types of papers that would be expected (max 300 words). We encourage descriptions of proposed themes which make explicit links to the theme of the conference ESPAnet 2011 (see www.espanet2011.wordpress.com).
  • Full contact details of the stream convenor/s (with a maximum of two convenors per stream): Name/s, affiliation, postal address, phone number, e-mail.

Please send your expression of interest by November 15th to the ESPAnet 2011 e-mail address espanet2011@uv.es or to Irene Monsonís (Technical Secretariat) irene.monsonis@uv.es
 
Acceptance of proposals

The local organising committee will send out information about accepted proposals by December 10th.

 (A pdf version of the call is available at the conference website http://espanet2011.net/)