Other events

– FReDA Autumn School 2024

The survey programme “FReDA – The German Family Demography Panel Study” at the Federal Institute for Population Studies (BiB) in Wiesbaden and the Research Unit “Interdisciplinary Public Policy” (IPP) at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are inviting to the FReDA Autumn School 2024.

It will take place from September, 30th to October, 2nd 2024 at JGU Mainz. Attendance is free of charge.

Further information: https://www.freda-panel.de/FReDA/EN/Data/Teaching/ar_autumn-school-2024-note_EN.html

– SHARE – Gateway User Conference 2024

To stimulate collaboration and discussion of research using data from SHARE and the broader international network of health and retirement studies supported by the Gateway, the SHARE Berlin Institute and Gateway to Global Aging Data are organizing an interdisciplinary SHARE-Gateway user conference. We welcome submissions from a range of research areas including disciplines in the social sciences, health, and public policy. A limited number of submissions will be selected. The conference will promote discussion between users on research evaluating a range of topics covered in the international network, especially cross-country work on health, aging, and retirement.

The conference will take place in Berlin, Germany from November 6-8, 2024, with a half-day workshop on November 6 featuring sessions on the Harmonized Cognitive Assessment Protocol (HCAP) and the Gateway’s cross-study harmonized datasets, followed by two full days of parallel sessions presenting work by SHARE users and Gateway users selected by the scientific committee.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2024
Conference website: https://g2aging.org/share-gateway-conference

– Call for papers – Special issue in Demographic Research

Title: Families’ resilience and the well-being of children and youth in contexts of global socioeconomic crises

Special collection co-editors: Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research, Umeå University; Pablo Gracia, Trinity College Dublin; Wiebke Schulz, SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen.

Submissions: can be made starting from 1st July 2024 via website www.demographic-research.org/authors/Submission indicating that the submission is a part of the Special Collection.

Further information is available here.

Deadline: 31st October 2024.

– Register now for Mapineq online seminar: Unlocking Social Mobility Across Generations. Challenges and Policy Options

The event will take place online on June 18, 15:00 – 16:00 CEST. In this online seminar, speakers will identify the most relevant points of divergence in social mobility trends, their causes and consequences for individuals and societies, and discuss policy options for the future. Speakers: Jo Blanden, Jani Erola, Markus Jäntti, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen and Lindsey Macmillan. Check out the agenda and register here: https://mapineq.eu/2nd-online-seminar/

– 11th annual Summer Methods School (June 25 – July 12, 2024; online and on-site)

The RECSM Summer Methods School is a three-week intensive program covering diverse topics on survey methodology and advanced statistical analysis of survey data. Participants choose from 14 courses covering different topics to create their own program. All courses are taught by leading experts around the world.

During the first week, we will offer introductory courses, including courses on quantitative methods and on software programming in R and STATA, while the second and third weeks focus on more advanced learning, such as survey experiments, computational analysis, causal inference and beyond!

Please find all the information about the RECSM Summer School here, including how to register, the courses’ schedules and programmes. Besides, students and researchers benefit from lower course fees. For further information on discounts for UPF and USAL students, WAPOR members,  and more, please consult the website.

– GESIS Fall Seminar in Computational Social Science 2024

Date: 30 August – 27 September 2024

Venue (depending on the course): GESIS Mannheim or Online via Zoom

Registration deadline: None (first come, first served).

Courses: Introduction to Computational Social Science with R/Python; Web Data Collection with Python and R; Introduction to Social Network Analysis with R; Introduction to Machine Learning for Text Analysis with Python; Agent-Based Computational Modeling; Advanced Social Network Analysis with R; From Embeddings to LLMs: Advanced Text Analysis with Python; Automated Image and Video Data Analysis Course descriptions and registration at www.gesis.org/fallseminar

– Conference on Mobility and the Life Course in Geneva, Switzerland:

The LIVES Centre and the nccr — on the move host an international conference on 5-6 November 2024 on Mobility and the Life course in Geneva. We particularly welcome contributions on migration and other forms of mobility (e.g. social mobility as well as family, professional and educational mobility). The keynote speakers are Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich), Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews) and Borja Martinovic (Utrecht University). There is no participation fee: presenters will be invited to lunches, drinks and dinner.

The submission deadline is 31 May 2024. Please visit the conference website here:https://centre-lives.ch/en/lives-international-conference-2024


– 46th International Association of Time Use Research Conference in Corfu, 7-9 October 2024

The 46th International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) conference will held in Corfu, Greece from 7 to 9 October 2024.

The conference theme is Novel Perspectives in Time Use Inequalities.

The conference will host time-use researchers, professionals, and students from around the world in order to gain collective insights on themes related to methodological and substantive issues in the study of time allocation.

Early Abstract Submission: 20.05.2024

For more information and call for abstracts visit the conference website

– Call for Papers for the IAB Workshop “Training, Education and the Labor Market” might be of interest to the ECSR-members.

The labor market is subject to constant change. To meet the challenges of developments such as technological and ecological transformation, the shortage of skilled workers, or demographic change, education and training are becoming increasingly important. The workshop ‘Training, Education and the Labor Market’ focuses on education and training in the context of such societal challenges. We invite researchers to submit papers that study these developments with respect to educational decisions before and during working life, transitions out of and into education, returns to education, the role of institutional settings, as well as the relationship between occupations and education.

The keynote speakers are:

Professor Lindsey Macmillan (University College London)

Professor Herman G. van de Werfhorst (European University Institute)

For more see: https://iab.de/en/iab-veranstaltungen/training-education-and-the-labor-market/

– Annual Summer Method School in Pompeu Fabra

Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (RECSM) based in Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. We are organising the eleventh annual Summer Methods School (June 25 – July 12, 2024; online and on-site), for which registration is now open until June 14th. We feel that the courses may be of interest to you and your colleagues.

The RECSM Summer Methods School is a three-week intensive program covering diverse topics on survey methodology and advanced statistical analysis of survey data. Participants choose from 14 courses covering different topics to create their own program. All courses are taught by leading experts around the world.

– Conference on Mobility and the Life Course in Geneva, Switzerland:

The LIVES Centre and the NCCR – on the move host an international conference on 5-6 November 2024 on Mobility and the Life course. We particularly welcome contributions on migration and other forms of mobility (e.g. social mobility as well as family, professional and educational mobility). The keynote speakers are Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich), Hill Kulu (University of St Andrews) and Borja Martinovic (Utrecht University). There is no participation fee: presenters will be invited to lunches, drinks and dinner.

The submission deadline is 31 May 2024. Please visit the conference website here:https://centre-lives.ch/en/lives-international-conference-2024

– The 2024 UL Summer School in Social Science Research Methods

The Summer School will take place from June 10 to June 14, 2024, at the University of Limerick. The School provides training in qualitative and quantitative research methods for PhD and other early-stage social researchers, in parallel streams. It is possible to register for credit (10 ECTS, subject to assessment), or to audit.

Qualitative stream:The Qualitative Stream covers a range of topics such as the ontological and epistemological foundations of qualitative research, interviewing and focus groups, ethnography, data analysis and interpretation, and research ethics.

Quantitative stream: The Quantitative Stream begins with an intensive refresher session, moves on to regression modelling, and then analysis of categorical data. The final sessions are reserved for special topics. The Stream makes no assumption about prior exposure to quantitative methods, but moves quickly.

Credits: The Summer School can be taken for credit. This requires submission of written work for assessment, in the month after the school ends.

For more info contact Anne McCarthy (Anne.McCarthy@ul.ie) for further information.

See also https://www.ul.ie/artsoc/sociology/programmes-0/methods-summer-school-2024

To register: https://ulevents.eventsair.com/ssssrm2024/ssssrmreg24/Site/Register

– GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology 2024

Date: 24 July – 16 August 2024 
Venue (depending on the course): Online or Onsite at GESIS Cologne, Germany
Registration deadline: None (first come, first served)

Scholarships (fee waivers) & ECTS credit option available!

Course topics: Intro to Survey Design, Intro to Questionnaire Design, Web Surveys, Questionnaires for Cross-Cultural Surveys, Survey Sampling and Weighting, Small Area Estimation, Factorial Survey Design, Causal Inference Using Survey Data, DAGs, Longitudinal Surveys, Multiple Imputation, Data Science Techniques, Mixed-Mode Surveys, and Intros to Stata and R.

Program & registration: www.gesis.org/summerschool

– Call for Abstracts: DeZIM Conference 2024, Mannheim, October 09-11

This year’s DeZIM Conference “Migration – Conflict – Solidarity. A Contested Field Between Politics and Research“ will take place from October 09th to 11th 2024 in Mannheim. We invite researchers at all career stages, individuals from civil society and practice, as well as stakeholders from politics and administration (also in collaboration), to share their insights and experiences, engage in dialogue, and discuss political pathways for the complex realities of migration between conflict and solidarity. Please apply by April 15th, 2024 to tagung@dezim-institut.de.

For more information, please see the detailed call for abstracts here:


– Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology

Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, Topic: Crises, Justice, Democracy”, Date: Monday, July 8th – Friday, July 12th, 2024


This summer school offers a multidisciplinary perspective on crisis in the social sciences, drawing on sociology and insights from political science, International Relations, history, and anthropology. It will specifically explore why some processes are constructed as “crisis processes”, while others remain rather subtle, “under the radar”. We will also focus on the multiple actors shaping how crises are understood and addressed in current societies. We will highlight how some groups in society achieve to popularise their interpretation of the crisis, while others do not. We ask how different social groups understand crisis events by mobilising existing moral frameworks of justice, and what the implications are for democracy. We look at policy actors, media, social movements, and activists as well as at “polarisation entrepreneurs” who use crises to turn them into socially divisive outcomes. We will discuss which of these actors are perceived in the public debate as rational, democratic actors, and which are deemed irrational, and unreasonable, and with what consequences.

To apply to the summer school, please submit the following documents by 29th March 2024 via email to mariejahoda.summerschool@univie.ac.at.

The applicants will be informed of the faculty’s decision by 20th April 2024.

– Sixth Joint Doctoral Conference at University of Trento

We are pleased to announce that the Sixth Joint Doctoral Conference will be held at the University of Trento, November 28th-29th 2024.

The Conference is an opportunity for PhD students in the field of Sociology to present their work and discuss others’ contributions in a constructive environment.

Deadline Call for Papers: April 30th, 2024

Notification of acceptance: June 1st, 2024

Submission Email Address: phdconference2024@unitn.it

Further information: Extended Abstract Template – Sixth Joint Conference – Google Drive

– “Behind the data: quantitative approaches  to interdisciplinary racism research” organized by the WinRa Regional Network South: University of Bayreuth & University of Mannheim


October 23rd, 2pm to October 25th, 12pm 
University of Bayreuth

–  The 5th International CILS4EU User Conference Meet the Data Workshop 

The user conference will take place 26-27 September 2024. To participate, please submit your abstracts until 30 April 2024 to the local organisers via e-mail: cils4eu@mzes.uni-mannheim.de

On September 25th, 2024, a Meet the Data Workshop will take place independently of the conference. It introduces researchers to the CILS4EU data and its extensions and is aimed at both prospective users and current users interested in the latest data releases (like, e.g., CILS4NEPS).  To participate in the workshop, you do not need to submit an abstract, just sign up until August 31st, 2024, via this website: https://cils4eu.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/

(for further information, please

see: https://www.cils4.eu/images/Programme/CILS4EU_5th_user_conference_and_workshop_2024.pdf)

–  Transitions In Youth (TIY) 2024: Youth Transitions in Vulnerable Populations: New Challenges in Uncertain Times

The 31st annual workshop of the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth (TiY) will take place in Warsaw, Poland on 4-6 September 2024. The workshop will be hosted by the Faculty of Sociology, University of Warsaw.

Network Committee: Paolo Barbieri, Hans Dietrich (chair), Cristina Iannelli, Irena Kogan, Luis Ortiz, Emer Smyth, Dieter Verhaest, Maarten Wolbers. Local organising team: Anna Kiersztyn, Katarzyna Kopycka, Paweł Downarowicz, Stefan Bieńkowski.

If you wish to present a paper or poster at the workshop, please submit an abstract (500 words) by April 1, 2024.

For more information on the TIY 2024 workshop, please visit the conference website:

https://ws.uw.edu.pl/tiy2024/ or contact the organizers: tiy2024@is.uw.edu.pl.

–   Winter Methods School at the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology(RECSM) based in Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona,

RECSM is organising the fifth annual Winter Methods School this March 11th – 19th, 2024. We encourage you to register before the 1st of March. Participation can be in person or online. The courses are:

  • Measuring Citizen’s Digital Behaviors Using Web Trackers and Data Donations, taught by Oriol Bosch from the University of Oxford (taught in English)
  • Going Beyond Conventional Web Surveys: Using new types of data within web surveys, taught by Melanie Revilla from the Institute of International Studies of Barcelona (taught in English)
  • Ecological Inference: Deciphering individual voting behavior from aggregated data, taught by Jose M Pavia from the University of Valencia (taught in Spanish)

All Winter School participants also have exclusive access to the WEB DATA OPP workshop, showcasing research about the use of new data types in online survey studies. Professor Mick Couper, University of Michigan, will be the keynote speaker.

–  6th Forum „Higher Education and the Labour Market“ (HELM), June 19 – June 20 2024

The 6th Forum „Higher Education and the Labour Market“ (HELM) of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), with a special focus on “The Bologna Process After 25 Years: Continuities, Changes, and Evaluations“ will take place on June 19th and 20th 2024 in Hanover. There will be keynotes by Nikki Shure (UCL) and Stephan Thomsen (University of Hanover).

We welcome contributions from various disciplines, particularly from Economics, Social Sciences, and Educational Sciences. Please submit a short outline (max. 500 words) by 8 April 2024 to HELM@dzhw.eu.

For more information, please compare the detailed call for papers here:https://www.dzhw.eu/pdf/veranstaltungen/helm/cfp_HELM_2024.pdf

–  Register now for the first Mapineq online seminar: Improving Accessibility, Harmonisation, and Data Linkage in Europe

The event will take place online on Thursday, 15 February, 14:00-16:00 CET. Explore cutting-edge insights from experts like Siri Eldevik Håberg, Thomas Emery, Jani Erola, Roxane Silberman, and Daunia Pavone. This event will also offer the possibility to dive into breakout sessions on creating datasets, linking administrative data, improving data accessibility, and addressing ethics and security challenges. Check out the agenda and register here: https://population-europe.eu/events/improving-accessibility-harmonisation-and-data-linkage-europe

–  Ph.D. course on the Organizational Foundations of Inequality, University of Oslo, Norway, June 10–13 2024

This PhD course will provide students with a broad introduction to key theories, concepts, and methodological issues related to the empirical study of the organizational foundations of inequality. Organizations play a key role in generating and sustaining inequality, but also in how to make change come about, as they both determine the matching of individuals to positions in the labor market and implement the evaluation and reward structures used to distribute power, wealth, and prestige. As such, organizational practices influence inequality at different stages of the employment process, given that employers manage hiring and job assignments, training and compensation, and promotion and termination processes. Consequently, the distribution of resources and opportunities in society cannot be fully understood without paying attention to the role that organizations, their practices and key members play in contemporary stratification processes and employment outcomes.

Lecturers: Roberto Fernandez (MIT Sloan School of Management), Trond Petersen (UC Berkeley), and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey (UMass, Amherst)

Application deadline: April 21, 2024

Application form and further information is available here. For additional questions, please contact Are Skeie Hermansen at a.s.hermansen@sosgeo.uio.no.

  Call for Abstracts Second International User Conference of the German Family Demography Panel Study FReDA 2024

The second international FReDA User Conference will be held in Mannheim, Germany, on 7 and 8 October 2024. We invite submissions from national and international researchers from all disciplines on any topic using data from the German Family Demography Panel Study FReDA, the German Family Panel pairfam, and/or the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS). The conference will be held in English.

Interested researchers are invited to submit an abstract for a presentation by email to

support.freda@gesis.org. Abstracts should be no longer than one DIN-4 page and must include the title of the presentation and the names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all authors. Please state the data used, the research question(s), the theoretical background, the method, and the results.

The submission deadline is 12 May 2024.

For more information see: FReDA – FReDA User Conference (freda-panel.de)

– International Conference: “Migration as a multi-sited phenomenon: migrant selection and the outcomes of migration”

25-26 April 2024, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain The conference is jointly organized by members of four ECSR institutions: UC3M, LSE, UNED and WZB Berlin, and receives funding from Horizon 2020 and LSE. For more information and call for abstracts (deadline 20 January 2024) visit the  conference’s website.

– GESIS Spring seminar 2024: “Recent Developments in Longitudinal Data Analysis”, Cologne, Germany

The GESIS Spring Seminar 2024 will take place 26 February – 15 March 2024. In 2024, all courses will deal with “Recent Developments in Longitudinal Data Analysis” in the social sciences and beyond:

  • Modern Longitudinal Analysis Using R | A Cernat, N Shryane | 26 Feb – 01 March
  • Recent Developments in Difference-in-Differences Estimation | S Cunningham | 04 – 08 March
  • Causal Machine Learning for Cross-sectional and Panel Data | M Spindler, J Kück | 11 – 15 March

Lectures in each course are complemented by extensive hands-on exercises and tutorials.

Courses must be booked separately—whether you wish to attend one, two, or all three. There is no registration deadline, but places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For registration and detailed course descriptions, please visit www.gesis.org/springseminar

For workshops (onsite or online) on related and other social science research methods, please visit www.gesis.org/workshops.

– 16th Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociology

16th Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociology will be held on May 30–31, 2024 in Leipzig, Germany. Research in the analytical sociology tradition uses different modes of inquiry to identify the micro-level mechanisms that underlie macro-level phenomena. The organizers welcome submissions using any method (e.g., quantitative, qualitative, experimental, simulation-based) that allows for the study of social mechanisms and the social dynamics they give rise to. We especially encourage applications that examine, with new computational methods and digital data, how social phenomena emerge from large groups of interacting individuals. Please submit an abstract (up to 500 words) via email to inas2024@uni-leipzig.de. The deadline for submission is February 16, 2024. For more information, please visit the conference website

– 2024 Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods

Oxford Spring School in Advanced Research Methods is now open for applications. Applications must be made using the application form on the Oxford Spring School webpage: https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/spring-school.

Applications must be made using the application form on the Oxford Spring School webpage, and applications submitted before 12 midnight GMT on Sunday, 7 January 2024, will qualify for our Early Bird Discount!

–  11th European Conference on Positive Psychology – Call for Abstract – Deadline Extended:
14th January 2024

Embark on a captivating journey with us at the 11th European Conference on Positive Psychology! Share your valuable insights and contributions to the dynamic field of positive psychology. Whether you’re eager to lead an inspiring workshop, orchestrate a vibrant symposium, showcase your research through an engaging poster, or deliver an uplifting talk, we wholeheartedly invite you to be a part of this energizing opportunity.

Abstract submission: Abstract Submission – ECPP 2024

–  Kohli Prize for Sociology

The Kohli foundation welcomes nominations for the Kohli Prize for Sociology or the Infrastructure Prize for Sociology on an ongoing basis.

Further information: Kohli Foundation – for Sociology

–  5th annual RECSM Winter Methods School

The Winter School will happen in March 2024, focusing on innovative online survey methodologies, digital data tracking, and mapping voters’ behaviours using R. Please find the program below.

The 5th annual Methods School is being combined with the WEB DATA OPP workshop, sharing the latest research around the challenges of integrating new data types in online survey studies. Professor Mick Couper of the University of Michigan will be the keynote speaker.

For any queries or assistance on how to register, please contact Lucy Walmsley at recsm@upf.edu.

– Request for Unpublished Data on Income Inequality and Subjective Well-Being

Researchers from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) are conducting a preregistered systematic review and meta-analysis on the relationship between economic inequality and subjective well-being or mental health outcomes, and are looking for unpublished work and studies that align with the following criteria: (1) Economic inequality measured at a higher level using any relevant economic indicator (e.g., national Gini coefficient); (2) Psychological health measured at a lower level using a non-aggregated measure (e.g., individual happiness, life satisfaction, depression, anxiety, etc.); (3) The study uses an analytical tool that takes data dependency into account (e.g., multilevel modeling, fixed-effects modeling, cluster-adjusted modeling, etc.). For detailed methodological and statistical criteria, please refer to the longer version of this information note: https://tinyurl.com/meta-inequality