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Sport&EU 2020 Annual Conference


The Sport&EU 2020 Annual Conference has been CANCELLED. We hope to hold the 2021 conference in Rijeka and Opatija (Croatia), hosted by the Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka on 17 and 18 June. Please save the date in your diaries. 

We are now pleased to publicise the call for papers and panels for the conference. 

We invite academics and practitioners to submit paper and/or panel proposals that analyse issues in one of the three broad pillars of EU Sport Policy as defined in the current EU Work Plan for Sport: Economic impact of sport, social inclusion in and through sport, and sport integrity. 
Contributions from diverse disciplines (law, politics, social sciences, economics, management, philosophy etc.) are accepted, and interdisciplinary papers are encouraged. 

Papers related to the following topics are encouraged: 

  • Institutional dynamics in EU sport policy design and implementation 
  • Competition policy and legal issues in sport 
  • The integrity and governance of sport 
  • Sport policy and politics in Central and Eastern Europe 
  • Equality and diversity in and through 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 or a feminist theoretical framework are welcome. For panel proposals, please note that all-male panels will not be accepted. 

For the 2020 conference delegates will have the opportunity to present two types of papers: 

  1. Short 10' papers: presenting new ideas, comments on cases or early work. These papers might be fundamentally empirical, with authors seeking feedback on early analysis, possible follow up or theoretical contribution.
  2. Full 20' papers: These should be more elaborate papers and appropriate to an academic context. It is expected that authors include aims, methods, result and discussion.

Both short and full papers will be peer reviewed by a scientific committee. 

Please use this link to download the PDF file with the instructions to submit your paper/panel proposals.
Please note that abstracts not complying with the guidelines will be returned.  

Papers to be presented in next year's conference will be considered for publication in the International Sports Law Journal and the Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka. In both cases, please note that despite the name of the publications we are not seeking only law papers for the publications. 

Paper and panel submissions need to be sent no later than 1st November 2019 to: 

We look forward to receiving your proposals. 

Best regards 

Borja García on behalf of the local organising committee. 

17 - 18 Jun 2021 Rijeka, Croatia