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Call for papers

Abstracts written in English, shall be submitted no later than 13th of December 2015. Individual abstracts include oral presentations and poster presentations (see instructions below). The length of the abstracts should not exceed 300 words. Notices of acceptance will be sent to all submitters 1th of February 2016.

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For each abstract submitted, the proponent must specify:

  • Name of authors. Participants are limited to 2 presenting roles as first author. This rule generally applies irrespective of the type of submission (oral or poster presentation).
  • Affiliation of authors
  • If the presentation is an oral presentation or a poster presentation
  • One thematic area which best describes the contents of the contribution (see below). The papers should be addressed directly to one of the sessions or to an open session if your presentation does not fit into one of the scheduled sessions. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to re-allocate the topic when necessary.
  1. Sport, health and bodies
  2. Youth Labour market and unemployment 
  3. School, Education and Segregation
  4. Transitions and Family
  5. Interpersonal violence
  6. Risks and risk-taking in everyday life
  7. Social movements and extremism
  8. Youth Cultures and Lifestyles
  9. Virtual Youth Cultures
  10. Youth migration and mobility
  11. Gender, sexuality and identity
  12. Physical, psychological and intellectual disabilities
  13. Methods and ethics rights in youth studies
  14. Social work with young people
  15. Youth work
  16. Technologies for habilitation and rehabilitation
  17. Ethnicity and racism
  18. Open session

Review process and criteria for all submission

All abstracts will be subjected to peer-review, coordinated by the Organizing Committee. Original work that has not been published or accepted for presentation elsewhere is preferred. The abstracts are reviewed and selected based on the relevance of the topic, scientific originality/contribution, format and completeness of the paper to ensure that the conference includes a wide variety of session topics, formats and speakers.

All presenters are expected to register and pay the registration fee to attend the conference in accordance with the general registration policy. The registration will open the 15th of February and close the 15th of May 2016.


The length of the each parallel session will be approximately two hours. The suggested number of presententations in a session consisting of traditional workshop papers is 4-5. Each presentation will last for approximately 20 minutes. A presentation should include a 15 minute talk and 5 minutes discussion. If a session includes fewer presentations than 5, each presentation will be assigned more time. Each session will have a coordinator. The coordinator will be designated by the Organizing Committee and will be responsible for time compliance.


All posters should be in the A0 vertical format. Posters should include a title, authors’ names and affiliations, a short theoretical background, hypotheses, method, results and conclusions. The title should reflect the content of the poster and match the abstract submission. The text should be brief throughout. Any description of methods should be simple and concise. Individual posters will be exhibited for one day. Each poster occupies one poster board for the entire day. The author will be asked to stand by the poster 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the afternoon (information about time-period will be announced at a later point).

The official language of the conference is English. Both oral presentations and posters shall be in English.

Call for papers