Call for Proposals for invited/plenary symposia for ECSS Malmö 2015


The Department of Sport Sciences, Malmö University, the Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, and the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports (NEXS), University of Copenhagen, and World Village of Women Sports, will be organizing the 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science. The congress will take place between June 24 and 27, 2015 in the multicultural city of Malmö, Sweden, a mere 15-minute train ride from Copenhagen Airport, Denmark.

ecss-logo300In 2015, the multidisciplinary ECSS Congress will be celebrating its 20th anniversary. The overall congress theme “Sustainable Sports” will permeate the academic and all other programmes – the three universities co-hosting the event all emphasise sustainability in education and research, and will work together with the Fairtrade City of Malmö to make ECSS 2015 a truly sustainable sports congress. The Öresund Region (Malmö, Copenhagen and Lund) is an academically vital area with 150 000 university students and more than 12 000 researchers, among them top-level scholars within the many different fields of Sport Sciences and Sport Studies. The ECSS congress offers exchanges of knowledge through oral, mini-oral and eposter presentations, and we are convinced that all attendees will find plenty of topics to interest them. ECSS Malmö 2015 has three main objectives, apart from the general aims of the ECSS.

  1. To increase the number of presentations in the general area of social science and the humanities;
  2. To increase the number of presentations dealing with issues around women and sports, sport and technology, and sustainable sports; and
  3. To increase the number of female presenters at the congress.

On these points, previous congresses have been found to be wanting, and it is the stated ambition of the local organizing committee for ECSS Malmö 2015 to change the course of this particular part of history in those particular respects.

Announcing, here and now, the Call for Proposals for invited/plenary symposia, the organizers therefore particularly welcome proposals that are firmly grounded in social science, the humanities, cultural studies, and gender studies.

Please note that deadline for submissions of symposia proposals is November 15, 2013.

Please proceed to the proposal submission page and log in. If you are not a member, you need to open an account via the ECSS account page. The account set up is very simple and is free of charge. We will then allow submission of proposals via the ECSS account. Instructions:

  1. Create your ECSS account
  2. Receive your login via email
  3. Enter your ECSS account
  4. Submit your proposal following the link “submit my proposal” (myMembership administration section)

By this procedure we can identify people behind proposal submissions and be able to contact the right person afterwards.

ecss-malmo-2015-presidents200For queries regarding the symposia proposal submission, please contact the ECSS Malmö 2015 Congress Presidents,

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