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Call for abstracts - U4 SSEL Cluster Conference on 'Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future' (Göttingen, 21-23 November 2018)

26 February 2018

The U4 Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL) Conference on 'Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future' is organized from 21 to 23 November 2018 in Göttingen in the congress center Pauliner Church and aims to bring together researchers and PhD students from the participating universities (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala).

The conference theme Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future operates on many levels in society. It involves challenges emerging from different aspects of the evolving patterns concerning institutions and governance, legal systems, sustainable policies, social inclusion, environmental innovations, jobs of the future, automation, migration, human rights, climate change, global value chains, among others.

The conference will host a number of sessions organized into panels focused on specific topics:


Researchers and PhD students are kindly invited to send in abstracts to be included in one of the below panels of the conference.

1. Good Institutions for Sustainability Policies: How can institutions make a difference for reaching sustainable policies?

2. Social Sustainability at Work: Current pathways towards better living and working conditions

3. (Societal) impact of SSEL research: case studies and reflections on co-creation and transdisciplinarity

4. Neo-Constitutionalism, Populism, and the Sustainability of Democracy

5. New Pathways to Sustainability? The Governance of Circular and Sharing Economies

6. Sustained influence? The role of religious actors in politics

7. Sustainable Care (Net-)Work in Europe

8. Gender Equality and Development

9. The economic effects of automation

10. Current Challenges Related to Flight and Migration

11. Current Challenges in European Medical Law

12. Law, policy, and practice for women's health & sustainable development

13. #Metoo, consent and coercion - Discussing law and legal practice of sexual offences in Europe

14. "Sustainable" surveillance? - Framing a modern basis for control and supervision of surveillance practices

15. Towards Sustainable Credit Transactions: Responsible Lending as a Guiding Concept

16. Effects of private sustainability standards on different actors along the global food supply chain

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 30 April 2018. Please use the conference website (will be published soon) for uploading and submitting your abstract.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission
30 April 2018

Deadline for notification of acceptance
15 June 2018

Definitive selection of panels
15 June 2018

Deadline for registration
10 September 2018

Start of conference
21 November 2018

End of conference
23 November 2018

Last modified:26 February 2018 1.51 p.m.

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