EADI re-opened a number of the fifty conference panels of the EADI/ISS joint conference „Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice“ which was postponed to July 2021.
The convenors of four seed panels and seven harvest panels cordially invite you to submit your abstracts, bearing in mind that draft papers will be required at a later stage. Once the deadline of 15 February 2021 is over, panel convenors will review new submissions and inform applicants whether their contribution is accepted for the online conference in July 2021.
Reopened panels are highlighted with “OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS” in the list of harvest panels and seeds panels. Before submitting an abstract, you will need to create a user account on EADI’s conference managing tool „Conftool“, if you haven’t already done so for a previous submission.
About the Conference Theme
The central theme of the conference is “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice”. Together, these three concepts represent our aspirations for approaches to global development that address inequality, poverty and political marginalisation, also in connection with climate change and other environmental threats. Solidarity is essential for any process of social change. Based on mutually shared interests and human values, solidarity can be extremely powerful yet can also be easily undermined in an era of fake news and (electronically) manipulated elections. Peace and social justice are similarly important values in (as well as aspired outcomes of) struggles or transformation processes in which solidarity is key.
Why The Hague?
Discussing these themes from The Hague is particularly significant given that it profiles itself as the Global City of Peace and Justice. Indeed, The Hague has played a central role in global peace building via the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2013). We will actively involve these international institutions – as well as many other professional organizations and NGOs in the field of peace and justice – in our debates via key note speakers in plenaries and virtual visits to these institutions during the conference.
What makes the EADI ISS 2021 conference unique?
EADI and ISS will use a variety of innovative conference formats to enable participants to exchange ideas and engage in active discussions. These include special panels between practitioners and academics as well as a high number of participants from the Global South. We will provide space for early career scholars in our seed and harvest panels. Of course, we will follow the EADI principle of ’local, organic, and fair’ in the conference logistics. We look forward to an exciting and inspiring gathering of development researchers and practitioners from all over the world.
Source: European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), 10 December 2020