CiCea / CitizED Conference 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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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: