Stream convenors


Responsibilities of Stream Convenors 


Stream Themes

As organisers, we invite and give priority to suggestions for streams that fit the overall theme of the conference (see homepage for description). 

Over the years, ESPAnet Conferences have had many different streams, some with established continuity. A list for suggested themes for the 2016 Conference is presented 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. Diffusion of ideas 
  2. EU Social Policy 
  3. Globalisation and Social Policy 
  4. Environmental Concerns and Social Policy 
  5. Comparative Methodology 
  6. International Roots of Social Policy 
  7. Funding Welfare 
  8. Family policy 
  9. Gender and Gender Equality 
  10. Work and Welfare or employment policy 
  11. Migration and Social Policy 
  12. Generations and intergeneration relations 
  13. Pensions 
  14. Health Care 
  15. Social Care 
  16. Poverty and Social Exclusion 
  17. Education and social policy 
  18. Open stream 

Expression of interest

Individual expressions of interest should fit on one page. They should include: 
Expressions of interest can be submitted through this form before 27 November 2015.

Acceptance of proposals

The local organising committee will send out information about accepted proposals by 14 December 2015. We look forward to seeing you in Rotterdam!