ESS conference Budapest 2022. Call for Papers

European societies in times of turmoil. Snapshots from the European Social Survey


The Centre for Social Sciences, Budapest, together with ESS ERIC is announcing a Call for Papers for the ESS Budapest Conference entitled ‘European societies in times of turmoil. Snapshots from the European Social Survey’. The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers, analysts, and policymakers to share and discuss scholarly research and analyses based on data of the European Social Survey, especially but not exclusively to topics covered by its last, 9th survey round. The conference aims to provide a forum for papers that analyze the state of and changes in societies in Europe. Organizers welcome abstracts:

  • that address topics covered by the R9 rotating modules (Timing of Life, and Social Justice and Fairness) of ESS comparatively across Europe;
  • reflects on the most recent challenges of Europe including the rise of populism and polarization, migration and refugee flows, health-related attitudes.
  • that offer regional comparisons and demonstrate diverging or converging trends in Europe;
  • that investigate methodological challenges that survey research in Europe face, ones that initiate scholarly debate.

The conference is envisaged as a step towards better dissemination and impact of ESS findings. For this end, we plan to invite the best presentations to be submitted to a special issue of the journal Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (IEEJSP) (indexed by Scimago and ranked as a Q2 journal).

The ESS Budapest Conference will be held on following the ESS NC Forum on 7 July 2022 in Budapest and will be hosted by the Center for Social Sciences in a hybrid format (allowing for personal and online presence).

Deadline for abstract submission: 24 April, 2022. Please send your abstract through EasyChair.

Notifications will be sent by 30 April. For abstracts to be considered, please submit an extended abstract of up to 300 words as well as 3 to 5 keywords, outlining your research and stating the ESS data the paper is based on. Presentations do not need to be final pre-published papers.

Contact of the organizers: Vera Messing and or Bence Ságvári