CiCe Association Conference 2017

  • Print

CiCe Association Conference 2017
(incorporating the Cice Jean Monnet Network conference)
::::::::::::: CALL FOR PAPERS :::::::::::::

Reaffirming Citizenship Education in an Uncertain World



Main Conference - Research Student Conference - Proposals for Main Conference - Conference General Information - Booking Information - Updated Registration/Booking Fee Payment Information - Programme - Conference Key Dates

Brugge HDR

 Madrid by Night

VIVES, Bruges/Brugge, Belgium

08-10 June 2017


Main Conference


There is shared commitment across European countries to ensure young people acquire social, civic and intercultural competences, by promoting across the disciplines democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion and non-discrimination, as well as active citizenship. However, this raises many challenges, not least in an uncertain world characterized by economic crisis, increased inequality, environmental concern, high migration flows, and the rise of populist ‘post-truth’ politics. All these challenges raise questions of fairness and social justice and prompt reflection on notions related to identity, the development of capabilities, citizenship, belonging, otherness, recognition of diversity, inter-generational solidarity and active democratic participation at the personal, global and policy level.


In this context, proposals from across the disciplines concerned with democratic values, constructs of identity, human dignity and capacities, participation and/or citizenship education in relation to issues of social justice in formal, in-formal or non-formal contexts are invited. We welcome papers from all academic disciplines and from academics, practitioners and policy makers working both within and outside Europe.


Research Student Conference

The 2nd Jean Monnet CiCe Research Student Conference will precede the Main Conference will be held 06-08 June. This conference is designed to support doctoral students exploring issues concerning researching citizenship and identity. It also introduces students to multidisciplinary perspectives.


Past Research Student Conference papers can be found HERE.


Interested parties can find more information on the Research Student Conference HERE.


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 CiCe Association Conference 2017 Proposal Link.

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

When making a proposal, we recommend that you read in advance the accompanying documents: How to make a Proposal Guidance notes.

You will need to have all necessary information at hand as you will not be able to save draft forms. We also regret that all the information entered on the page will be lost if you move back to the previous page.

Please note the EXTENDED DEADLINE OF 3 APRIL 2017 for all proposals. Regrettably we cannot consider proposals submitted after this date.


Conference General Information

The Conference will be held at the Grootseminarie, Brugge/Bruges. Then venue is easy to reach by public transport: Line 4 (Market, St. Joseph, Koolkerke) or line 14 (Market, St. Joseph) Get off at J & M Sabbestraat. Then cross the bridge dunes to reach the Major Seminary. Or by car: Drive to Bruges via the Dampoort and follow Potterierei to the Major Seminary.


Please note that you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to/from Bruges 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 the conference booking form on the CiCea website. Booking to the conference will open in February 2017. We will not be able to take any bookings before that date.


Conference Booking Fees

The Conference fee includes attendance to all sessions, a conference pack, the Conference Reception on Thursday evening, lunch on Friday and Saturday 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




CiCea Association Members


All delegates who are members of CiCea





Research Students


Please provide evidence of your student status (Please see the Student Conference call for papers if you also want to be considered for the Research Student Conference)




Virtual Paper


Non-CiCea members
CiCea 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.



Once you have made your booking, you can pay the booking fee via PayPal, following the simple instructions below: 

  1. Log into PayPal
  2. Go to send money
  3. Enter the email address ciceassociation @ gmail [dot] com
  4. You will then be taken to a payment page where you must enter the payment amounta and referenceb
  5. Double check your details, confirm and you're done!
  6. (We know we said you were done, but it's always a good idea to save a copy of the receipt for your records!)

a. The amount you enter depends on your status (member/non-member/research student, and whether you're presenting onsite or via virtual paper), according to the table above. This is the same amount you have noted on your booking.

b. As a reference please enter "2017 CiCea Conference - [YOUR NAME]"


Conference Programme (Including Timetable)*

To download the Conference Programme and Abstract Book, please click on the link below:

CiCea Association 2017 Bruges Conference Programme


*Updates, including details of the Keynote lectures and other conference events will be made available on the Association website. You can also follow us on our Facebook page ‘CiCea’ and our Twitter account @CiCeaNews to receive regular updates prior to the conference and daily updates during the conference. 


Conference Key Dates

  • 1 February 2017
    The conference booking page opens. We will not be able to take bookings to the conference before that date.
  • 3 April 2017 [extended]
    Deadline for all proposals to be submitted via the [forthcoming] CiCe Association Conference 2016 Proposal LinkRegrettably we cannot consider proposals submitted after this date.
  • 21 March 2017
    By this date the Scientific Committee will consider all proposals and notify proposers for submissions received by the original deadline of 28 Feb 2017.
  • 10 April 2017
    By this date the Scientific Committee will consider all proposals and notify proposers for submissions received by the 3 April 2017 deadline.
  • 15 May 2017
    Deadline for all conference bookings, you will not be able to book a place at the conference after this date.
  • 31 May 2017
    Cancellations after this date will be subject to an administration fee of 50€
  • 08 - 10 June 2017
    Conference sessions from Thursday 16 June pm until Saturday 18 June midday.
  • 21 July 2017
    Deadline for submission of papers for Conference Selected Papers.

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


Erasmus Plus

The CiCe Jean Monnet Network has been funded with support from the European Commission