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Sport & EU Conference 2017

Sport & EU Conference 2017

For the first time ever, the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union (Sport&EU) moves to Scandinavia for its 12th Annual Conference, which will be hosted on 29 and 30 June 2017 by the Faculty of Business Administration and Social Sciences in Molde University College, Norway.

Date

Thu, 06/29/2017 to Fri, 06/30/2017

Location

Molde
Norway

The conference will take place under our usual two-day format, starting in the morning of the 29 June and finishing in the afternoon of the 30 June. The organisers are already working hard to put together an attractive academic and social program that might feature (if the fixture list is kind to us) a game of the local team, FC Molde. The organisers are also working very hard to be able to offer very attractive packages of registration and accomodation for the conference. Information will be made public in due course.

Oskar Solenes, the chair of the local organising committee looks forward to meeting Sport & EU delegates:

“We are really happy to have the opportunity to organise the first Sport&EU conference in Norway. Molde is a beautiful city in the fiords and we are sure delegates will find it attractive. We have really good facilities in a compact environment, which will make attending the conference very easy. We are honoured to be given the opportunity and I really hope to see all of you in Molde next summer”.

Call for papers

The association would like to seize the occasion of this annual conference to look forward to the most pressing challenges for the study of sport in the European continent as a whole. Given the recent socio-economic-political instabilities in different parts of Europe, the ultimate aim of this conference is to discuss the challenges ahead for European sport, its role within the European integration process, and the prospects of academic research on these two subjects.

Against this backdrop, Sport&EU invites the submission of paper, poster and panel proposals that address one or more of the main thematic topics identified for the conference:

  • Sport and EU post-Brexit referendum: What will the implications be?
  • Migration crisis: Does sport have a role to play?
  • EU funding programs for research in sport: What’s the score?
  • Governance in European sport: Democracy, transparency, accountability and inclusivity in the representation of interested parties.
  • Corporate social responsibility in professional sports across Europe: What the best practices are? Is there any?
  • Sport (for) development: What’s more/different needed?
  • Social media platforms: is this the ‘new best player’ of the commercialised sport landscape?
  • Homophobia issues in European sport.
  • Minorities and sport in Europe.

Please note the submission deadline: 31 January 2017 - more information on submission.

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