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Save the date and call for session proposals: 3rd International ESS Conference 2016: Understanding key challenges for European societies in the 21st century

When: 13-15th July 2016
Where: Amphimax, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

The 3rd International ESS Conference will showcase research that uses data from the European Social Survey (ESS) to address a range of substantive issues highly relevant to European societies. These will include, but are not limited to: migration, family life, work and employment, wellbeing, health, welfare, and political engagement. Practical and policy implications of the research will be drawn out wherever possible.

The conference aims to show the depth and breadth of scientifically rigorous research made possible as a result of the high quality comparative data provided by the ESS.  It will bring together ESS data users from around the world and working across a range of disciplines to share ideas.

We are proud to confirm the attendance of the following keynote speakers:

Prof. Jan W. van Deth, Professor of Political Science and International Comparative Social Research, University of Mannheim
Prof. Bart Meuleman, Centre for Sociological Research, KU Leuven
Prof. Claudia Senik, University Paris – Sorbonne and Paris School of Economics

The Call for Session Proposals is now open (closing date 13th September 2015).

The conference will have parallel sessions organised around the following themes:

  • Immigration
  • Work and family
  • Wellbeing
  • Health
  • Welfare provision
  • Political evaluations and engagement
  • Social attitudes, norms and values
  • Other societal challenges

The conference committee would like to invite leading researchers who are using European Social Survey (ESS) data to carry out comparative research in any of these areas to submit a session proposal for the conference.

For full details of the call for session proposals:

ESS Conference 2016 – Call for session proposals

Please submit an abstract of up to 400 words outlining the focus of your proposed session to:

The closing date for session proposals is 13th September 2015.

Once sessions have been agreed, an open call for papers will be issued in October 2015

The conference organising committee:
Piet Bracke, Sarah Butt, Michèle Ernst Stähli, Peter Farago, Peter Grand, Nicolas Sauger and Angelika Scheuer

Key dates for your diary:

13th September 2015: Call for session proposals closes

October 2015: Call for papers opens

January 2016: Call for paper closes

1st April 2016: Conference registration opens

April 2016: Full conference programme available

For further information about the conference, please consult the conference webpage: