ESS – European Social Survey Conference

Call for papers

We are delighted to announce ESS – European Social Survey conference in Romania, with confirmed participation of the ESS Director Dr Rory Fitzgerald from the ESS ERIC Headquarters, and the ESS Ambassador for Romania, Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman.

European Social Survey is an ERIC – European Research Infrastructure Consortium, the largest and one of the most important academic studies in Europe, declared as a Landmark Project by the ESFRI – European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures. It has been conducted every two years since 2002 monitoring social change in Europe and beyond. Over the course of the ESS, 36 countries have participated in the survey.

The aim of the conference is to discuss opportunities for Romanian membership in ESS ERIC. Romania participated in Rounds 3 and 4 of ESS and the conference will focus on advantages of re-joining ESS ERIC. Presentations (up to 15 minutes) and discussions at the conference should explore the contribution of ESS surveys to scientific research, university teaching and evidence-based policies. Speakers are invited to present papers that use data from ESS surveys, on a wide range of substantive topics, particularly comparing European countries and where possible, including Romanian data.

The invitation to the conference has been extended to representatives of the ANCSI – National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation, in trusting we are going to succeed to subscribe Romania to the European map of this important study.

The event will be organised on 20 – 21 October 2016, on a “noon to noon” format, at the new building of the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Bucharest, Soseaua Panduri nr. 90. The language of the conference will be English.

The Program Committee consists of:
Prof. Liviu Chelcea, University of Bucharest
Prof. Horațiu Rusu, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu
Prof. Gabriel Bădescu, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Prof. Augustin Stoica, National School of Political and Administrative Studies
Prof. Adrian Hatos, University of Oradea

There is no registration fee, but participants are expected to cover their own transportation and accommodation expenses. The event is supported by a  H2020 grant ESS-SUSTAIN.

Interested researchers are invited to send an abstract in English to:
Adrian Dusa <>

The abstract must include a title and must not exceed 500 words (including bibliography if relevant). The deadline for submission is 15 September.

The registration for participants will be open at a later date.

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