CiCea Conference 2020

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22nd Annual CiCea / 16th Annual CitizED Annual and 3rd joint CiCea/CitizED Conference 2020

Children's Identity and Citizenship European Association and CitizED, in cooperation with the Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (University of York, UK)


Young People's Citizenship and Education: Building Collaborations in Communities

(map of key conference locations coming soon!)


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

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Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 May 2020


Main Conference


It is our great pleasure to invite abstract submissions for the joint CiCea/CitizED conference Young People’s Citizenship and Education: Building Collaborations in Communities that will be held at the University of York, England, Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th May 2020. The conference is organised by two of the leading organisations promoting the teaching and research of Citizenship Education in Europe and the rest of the world.

The principal conference theme will explore young people’s citizenship and citizenship education within the context of collaborative communities. We welcome papers examining how and in what ways citizenship education can encourage young people to relate to, engage with, and participate in their communities. We would also encourage contributions which seek to analyse how citizenship education and educators develop community-based youth identities and forms of active citizenship.

We are also keen to receive papers focusing on all other aspects of citizenship education from around the world exploring curriculum design, pedagogy, youth identities, history education, and policy-making. The conference is supported by the journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning. Conference papers of good quality will be referred to the journal for consideration for publication.

As with previous CiCea and CitizED conferences, our intention is to host an international conference with insights and perspectives from around the world. We welcome individuals and groups (academic associations, professional bodies, charities, NGOs etc.) that represent a wide range of commitment to youth activism, engagement and education.

The Conference has as its’ on the ground local chair and scientific committee member, Dr. Andrew Peterson from the CitizED Society will coordinate the local conference organization at the University of York, in York United Kingdom. Keep an eye on this space for updates!

We invite you to submit abstracts for research papers, posters, symposium, and workshops that relate to this year's conference theme: "Young people’s citizenship and education: Building collaborations in communities".  Once again, we will also be offering interested presenters who would like to participate, but cannot physically be present, the opportunity to do a 'virtual paper'.  Research students, local NGO representatives, education and policy stalk-holders are also welcome to take the opportunity to apply and participate in the conference. All accepted and actualized papers, symposium, workshops, virtual papers and posters are eligible for review for inclusion in the Conference General Proceedings and the Conference Selected Papers.

If you wish to be considered for 2020 Conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words via the CiCea proposal link [see below] on or before Saturday 13th December 2019. 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 2020 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).


Conference General Information

Please note that you are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to/from York 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 is now open.  You are asked to complete your conference registration at the following link: Conference Registration Portal by the deadline of March 27th 2020 and pay your conference fees by the April 2nd deadline.


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 CiCea

or CitizED members




CiCea or CitizED   



All delegates who are CiCea or CitizED









Please provide evidence of your student status    




Virtual Paper


Non - CiCea or CitizED members
CiCea or 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


  • 17 October 2019 - First Call for Abstracts
  • 17 November 2019 - Second Call for Abstracts
  • 13 December 2019 – Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 January 2020 - Abstract Submission Deadline EXTENDED
  • 10 MARCH 2020 - Scientific Committee decision – abstract acceptance [date revised]
  • 27 March 2020 - Participant registration DEADLINE and fee payment Deadline
  • 2 April 2020 fee payment Deadline AFTER this date there is a 10% surcharge on all fees [date revised]
  • 1 May 2020 – Conference program distribution
  • 14 – 16 May 2020 - Conference – University of York

    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: