Barcelona conference

Dear all,

Last week’s CPERN conference was very successful, and we would like to thank everyone who presented and/or attended. The programme was the most diverse since CPERN’s inception, yet there was nevertheless plenty of opportunities for an ongoing conversation – particularly regarding the issue of knowledge production in times of crisis – across the two days. This was particularly evident in the plenary session, when Vicenç Navarro gave a passionate and highly engaging presentation on the current attack against social Europe in the current period.

Personally, as Chair I’d like to thank Mònica Clua-Losada and her team at Universitet Pompeu Fabra for their excellent organisation of the conference, especially given the very difficult conditions that any part of the public sector of Spain is experiencing at the moment.

At the end of the conference we discussed what the network’s Call for Papers could contain for next year’s European Sociological Association conference – http://www.europeansociology.org/conferences.html – and the Board will work over the next couple of weeks to prepare a submission to the ESA. Expect more emails on this in the coming months.

Best wishes,

Ian

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