Pre-organised session proposals should include a choice of five papers, each lasting 20 minutes as stated in paragraph 1 above, or four papers of 20 minutes each and a final panel discussion. The pre-organised session will be under the responsibility of a nominated chair who will conduct the discussion and who will also be in charge of submitting the pre-organised session’s proposal. The chair of a pre-organised session may submit a paper proposal in the session they are conducting.
In view of the conference organisation’s aim to have as much diversity as possible, a pre-organised session proposal should meet the following criteria in order to be accepted:
- include at least a young researcher (i.e. who is a current PhD student; or who has defended his/her doctoral thesis within the last five years; or who is under 40 years of age);
- include representatives from at least two European countries or from one European country and one country outside Europe;
- relate to a specific analytical topic illustrated by each of the papers and, where appropriate, by the panel discussion included in the session.
Pre-organised session proposals should be accompanied by a written undertaking that these criteria have been met. The proposal will comprise a description of the session itself (400 words maximum) accompanied by the proposals of each paper making up the session and forming a single file. Each session participant should also submit their proposal separately.
Acceptance of a pre-organised session proposal is subject to the condition that each of the paper proposals it contains is accepted. Should this not be the case, the Programme Committee reserves the right either to reduce the total number of papers for the pre-organised session or to incorporate certain paper proposals in other conference sessions.