Call for Papers | The 14th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Sport and the European Union | Valletta, Malta, June 27–28, 2019. Call ends January 20, 2019


Next year’s conference coincides with the 10th anniversary of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty and, therefore, the first decade of a direct sport competence for the European Union. In our annual gathering we would like to critically analyse the extent to which EU sport policy has achieved its objectives during these first ten years.

The conference will also be the perfect forum to reflect on the future development of EU sport policy and law in the present environment of rising populism, Euroscepticism and the first months of Brexit.

We invite Sport&EU members to submit paper and panel proposals that analyse the latest developments of EU sport policy and law, but we also would like to encourage papers that consider the role of sport in the future development of the EU as a whole and mainstream EU policies.

We would encourage submissions in the following areas, although proposals in other topics will also be considered.

    • EU Sport policy post-Lisbon: Critical analysis of Erasmus+ actions and projects (we encourage comparative papers both of an academic ad practitioner nature, papers with a policy analysis or policy implementation conceptual framework are specially welcome)
    • Institutional dynamics of EU Sport Policy: The distinctive roles of the Commission, Council and Parliament in setting-up the agenda
    • Competition policy and sport: What next after the ISU case?
    • Sport, populism and political movements
    • Brexit and sport
    • Theoretical and methodological approaches in the study of EU sport policy and law
    • Sport governance
    • The integrity of sport: Safeguarding of children, security and safety at sport venues, the ongoing fight against manipulation and match fixing
    • The integration of technology in sport: Esports, cryptocurrencies and blockchain in sport, the modernisation of sport.
    • Current legal issues in sport
    • Equality and equity in access to sport

Following our traditional policies of equality and diversity, Sport&EU encourages PhD students and young career academics to submit their proposals for this conference.

Equally, we encourage female academics to submit their proposals. Papers with a gender perspective are welcome.

Paper proposals should include a 250-words abstract, CV and contact details of the author. Panel proposals should include a 300-words panel abstract plus a 250-words abstract per paper, CV and contact details of each author and a nominated panel convenor. All male panel proposals should be avoided. Panel proposals should include both female and male paper givers.

Panel and paper proposals should be submitted by email to Deadline is 20 January 2019. Decisions on accepted papers will be made on a rolling basis and no later than 20thFebruary.

Dr. Borja Garcia Garcia

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