CiCea / CitizED Conference 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

20th CiCea International Conference 2018
and 2nd Joint Conference with CitizED

:::::::::: CALL FOR PAPERS :::::::::::

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Citizenship & Identity in a 'Post-Truth' World


Main Conference - Proposals for Main Conference - Conference General Information - Booking Information - Conference Key Dates



Hotel Ibis, Old Town, Warsaw, Poland

Thursday 10 - Saturday 12 May 2018


Main Conference


The ‘post truth’ world challenges dominant conceptions of citizenship. It has transformed political culture via emotionally-charged rhetoric that is disconnected from the realities of contemporary citizenship and governance. Factual and expert interventions into public debate are often marginalised in favour of the repetition of unsubstantiated or fabricated assertions, allowing previously ‘extreme’ beliefs and positions to enter the political mainstream. The ‘post-truth’ world has disrupted and discounted understandings of responsible civic participation and reasoned debate; appearance becomes more important than reality and the construction of division persistently erodes solidarity.

Despite these reservations, is it possible that the ‘post-truth’ world has re-engaged citizens with politics and public life in ways that could not have been anticipated? Or, are citizens being deceived by populists and new media? Wherever one stands, informal citizenship learning is being transformed with major implications for formal citizenship education.

The 2018 International CiCea is our 20th conference and 2nd with CitizED. The conference theme is ‘Citizenship & Identity in a ‘post-truth’ world’ and will focus on the discourse, research and praxis related to this theme.  With these and other challenges in mind, we invite innovative interpretations from any academic discipline with respect to practice and/or research concerned with citizenship, identities and the conference theme to submit a presentation proposal. We welcome papers, posters, symposiums and workshops presented in person or virtually.

If you wish to be considered for 2018 Conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the CiCea/CitizED proposal link [see below] on or before Friday 22nd December 2017. This conference accepts papers in English only.


Proposals for the Main Conference

Proposals are invited on the conference themes. We welcome proposals for papers, posters, symposia and workshops.



are presented as a standard presentation, for which you will have 20 minutes to present and answer questions. There is only limited space available for presentations and the Conference Scientific Committee will decide on the presentation format. All papers are eligible for inclusion in the Conference’s Selected Papers publication. Papers for publication are selected by the Conference Scientific Committee.



will group at least three linked papers, presented by a group together. The same rules apply as for papers (4,000 words etc), but you will provide your own chairperson and your time will be limited to one conference session. Therefore, if there are many papers in a symposium then each paper will have less than 20 minutes. Symposium papers are normally presented grouped together in the Selected Papers.



are interactive sessions lasting 60-90 minutes, in which participants are doing more than answering questions! You will normally need to limit the maximum number of people who might be able to participate. You may wish to provide a written account of your workshop for the Selected Papers publication, in the form of an article of 4,000 words (maximum).



proposals afford an opportunity to mount a standard poster (A1 size), explaining some research, projects or practices You will have the opportunity to stand by your poster and discuss it with members of the conference during a scheduled poster session. A paper based on the poster is eligible for publication in the Selected Papers.


Virtual Paper

allow those unable to attend the conference to submit a paper which will be presented at the conference in virtual format.



How to send your proposal

Proposals MUST be submitted via the CiCea Conference 2018 Proposal Link.

We cannot accept proposals that are submitted by any other means.

When making a proposal, we recommend that you read our How to make a Proposal Guidance notes.

Applicants wishing to submit more than one proposal must submit separate applications for each proposal. Furthermore, although they will be evaluated jointly, symposium proposals must be submitted as three separate proposals (one for each component presentation).

Please note the DEADLINE of 22 DECEMBER, 2017 has been EXTENDED for ALL proposals. 


Conference General Information

The Conference will be held at the ibis Warsawa Stare Miasto Hotel, in Warsaw's Old Town, at Muranowska 2, 00-209 Warszawa, Poland. Situated 12km from Warsaw Int and 35km from Modlin Airports, the ibis Hotel is also easily accessible by bus and tram from the city center (Busses: 174, 127, MURANOWSKA - Tramway: 18, 35, 36, MURANOWSKA) and old town (Busses: 116, 122, 195, MURANOWSKA).


Please note that you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to/from Warsaw and for booking your own accommodation. The conference office is unable to offer travel advice.


Booking a place at the Conference

Bookings MUST be made via conference booking form on the CiCea website. Conference booking will open in January 2018. We will not be able to take any bookings before that date. You can complete your booking by accessing the following link which details all the information needed as well as how to pay your conference fees: https://www [dot] surveymonkey [dot] com/r/YK8WQVQ


Conference Booking Fees

The Conference fee includes attendance to all sessions, a conference pack, the Conference Reception on Thursday evening, Lunch on Friday and refreshments during the breaks. It does not include travel and accommodation, nor the Conference Dinner on Friday evening.




All delegates who are not members of CiCea/CitizED   




CiCea Association Members


All delegates who are members of CiCea/CitizED





Research Students


Please provide evidence of your student status    




Virtual Paper


Non - CiCea/CitizED members
CiCea/CitizED Members
[Research Students]


You can delay booking your place at the conference until after you receive notification of acceptance of your proposal. Please note that receiving an email with the acceptance of your proposal does not mean that we have automatically booked your place at the conference; YOU STILL NEED TO MAKE A BOOKING using the on-line booking form on the website to be able to attend the conference.


Conference Key Dates

  • 22 December 2017 - DEADLINE EXTENDED 
    Deadline for all conference proposal submissions via the CiCea / CitizED Conference 2018 Proposal LinkRegrettably we cannot consider proposals submitted after this date.
  • Early February 2018 : (confirmations of acceptances to begin)

    Conference Scientific Committee will give confirmation of proposal acceptances

  • 4 February 2018 [Details TBA]

    2018 Conference booking page opens. We will not be able to take bookings to the conference before this date.

  • 10-12 May 2018 

    Conference sessions from Thursday 10 May pm until Saturday 12 May midday.

More dates TBA as they become formalized!


For further information, or if you have any queries, please check the Conference page on the CiCea Website or e-mail us: 

Election Announcements

The next elections for the seat of CiCea President will be held in the February of 2018. 

The incoming President-elect will serve a 6 year tiered term in office from October 2018 through to September 2024; 2 years as President-elect, 2 years as President and a final 2 year term in office as Past-President.  Full details on the eligibility criteria, nomination papers and dates will be posted here with links on our FB page and Twitter accounts. These will be posted in the Fall of 2017. 


Coming Meetings


Each year we organize a large conference and a preceding small research student conference. Unfortunately, this year there will be no research student conference.  

Our conferences for next year are scheduled to take place in Warsaw, Poland on 09-12 May 2018:

Main Conference [09-12 May, 2018]

Association Members have a substantially reduced booking fee for the Conference.


Annual General Assembly (AGA)

The most recent Annual General Assembly of the Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association was held in Bruges/Brugges, Belgium on the morning of Saturday June 10th 2017. There was good attendance. Minutes will be available from the links farther down on the page.

Provisional minutesThis year's Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association Annual General Assembly (AGA) was in Bruges/Brugges, Belgium in June 2017 in the course of the 2017 CiCe/CiCea conference. A copy of the AGA Agenda was made available to the membership along with the Executive's Proposals for 2017-2018. During the AGA in Bruges/Brugges, Mr. Peter Cunningham was awarded the 2016 CiCea Outstanding Achievement award in recognition to his dedication to the precepts of the Association and his outstanding work in relation to Citizenship Education. Andri Savva and Nopi Telemachou were awarded the 2016 Best Publication Award for their publication: Savva A., Telemachou N. (2016) Voices and Positions. In: Gonçalves S., Majhanovich S. (eds) Art and Intercultural Dialogue. Comparative and International Education (A Diversity of Voices). SensePublishers, Rotterdam


CiCea's 12th Annual General Assembly will be held in Warsaw, Poland during the conference on Saturday May 11th 2018. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting in Bruges!


Dates of Executive Meetings

The Executive Committee has met in:

       May 2008 in Istanbul, Turkey

         October 2008 in Oradea, Romania

       January 2009 in Mechelen, Belgium

       May 2009 in Malmö, Sweden

       May 2010 in Barcelona, Spain

       June 2010 in Warsaw, Poland

       October 2010 in Berlin, Germany

       June 2011 in Paris, France

       January 2012 in London, United Kingdom

       May 2012 in York, United Kingdom

       October 2012 in Patras, Greece

February 2013 in Ayr, Scotland

October 2013 in Vienna, Austria

February 2014 in Budapest, Hungary

June 2015 in London, United Kingdom

September 2015 in Corinth, Greece

February 2016 in Augsburg, Germany

June 2016 in Madrid, Spain

June 2017 in Bruges/Brugges, Belgium

Fall 2017 - 2018, 4 Skype Meetings chaired by members of the Executive

The next face-to-face meeting is planned for May, 2018  - in Warsaw, Poland.

The Executive from 2011

The Association's Executive consists of a President (2 years), a president-elect (2 years) and a past-president (2 years), plus a Secretary and Treasurer, each serving 4 years, and a number of elected executive members. There are elections for the presidential post every two years, the person elected serving for a total of six years (2 as elect, 2 as President, 2 as past). The Treasurer and Secretary and nominated by the Executive for approval by the General Assembly, and are chosen to ensure a wide regional representation.

Our Executive Committee was elected by members of the Association in 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2017.

The current Executive and officers are:

President - through September 2018 Past President - through September 2018
President Elect - President from October 2015 - Despina Karakatsani  Henry Maitles - President Elect from October 2012
Despina Karakatsani
(University of the Peloponnese, Greece)

Henry Maitles
(University of the West of Scotland, UK) 





President Elect - from October 2017 Secretary - to September 2017
Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz - Executive Member to September 2011  Susana Goncalves - Secretary to September 2013

Beata Krzywosz-Rynkiewicz 
(University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)

Susana Gonçalves 
(Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Portugal)





Treasurer  Executive Member: 
Scientific and Publications Officer

Christopher Gifford - Treasurer to October 2015 Marta Fulop - Executive Member - Scientific and Publications Officer
Christopher Gifford
(University of Huddersfield, UK)

Marta Fülöp
(Eötvös Loránd. University, Hungary)





Executive Member 
Peter Cunningham - Executive Member to September 2014  

Peter Cunningham
Coordinator of the CiCe Academic Network 
(London Metropolitan University, UK)






Former President Former President
 Christina Roland Levy - Former President Former President Alistair Ross

Christine Roland-Lévy 
(Universite de Reims, France)

Alistair Ross  
(London Metropoliton University, UK)




Former President  Former President
Julia Athena Spinthourakis - Past President Nanny Hartsmar - President from October 2012
Julia - Athena Spinthourakis 
(University of Patras, Greece)
Nanny Hartsmar 
(University of Malmö, Sweden)


Past Meetings

 Minutes of past meetings, etc are stored on the site's server and are available here for members to consult.

Further minutes, agendas and executive reports will be made available here as they migrate from draft phase to final format. 


Annual Assembly Documentation:

 Inaugural Meeting  Riga  May 2006       Minutes
 First Annual Assembly  Montpellier  May 2007   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Second Annual Assembly  Istanbul  May 2008   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Third Annual Assembly  Malmo  May 2009   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Fourth Annual Assembly  Barcelona  May 2010   Agenda   Executive Report   Minutes 
 Fifth Annual Assembly:  Dublin June 2011  Agenda  Executive Report


 Sixth Annual Assembly:  York May 2012  Agenda  Executive Report


 Seventh Annual Assembly:  Lisbon June 2013  Agenda  Executive Report



Executive Meetings (Minutes):

01  June 2006 - Gdansk     02  Oct 2006 - Athens     03  Feb 2007 - London     04  May 2007 - Montpellier 
05  June 2007 - Budapest     06  Oct 2007 - Malta     07  Jan 2008 - London     08  May 2008 - Istanbul 
09  July 2008 - London     10  Oct 2008 - Oradea     11  Jan 2009 - Mechelen     12  May 2009 - Malmo 
13  June 2009 - Coimbra     14  Nov 2009 - Reims     15  Feb 2010 - Athens     16  May 2010 - Barcelona 
17  June 2010 - Warsaw     18*  Oct 2010 - Berlin     19*  Feb 2011 - Helsinki     20  June 2011 - Dublin
21  June 2011 - Paris    22  Nov 2011 - Berlin  23  Jan 2012 - London    24   May 2012 - York
25*  Oct 2012 - Patras 26*   Feb 2013 - Ayr 27  June 2013 - Lisbon 28   Oct 2013 -Vienna 

*Minutes for the Executive Meetings 18, 19, 25 and 26 are offered in DRAFT format. Updated versions will be uploaded in due course.