SUB Goettingen Paulinerkirche smallThe U4 Social Sciences, Economics and Law (SSEL) Conference on 'Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future' is organized from 21 to 23 November 2018 in Göttingen in the congress center Pauliner Church and aims to bring together researchers and PhD students from the participating universities (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala).

The conference theme Current Challenges for a Sustainable Future operates on many levels in society. It involves challenges emerging from different aspects of the evolving patterns concerning institutions and governance, legal systems, sustainable policies, social inclusion, environmental innovations, jobs of the future, automation, migration, human rights, climate change, global value chains, among others.

The conference will host a number of sessions organized into panels focused on specific topics. The programme is available (SSEL_Programme_2018.pdf).


Researchers and PhD students are kindly invited to join the conference and the different panels.

1. Good Institutions for Sustainability Policies: How can institutions make a difference for reaching sustainable policies?

2. Gender Equality and Development

3. Current Challenges in European Medical Law

4. Current Challenges Related to Flight and Migration

5. New Pathways to Sustainability? The Governance of Circular and Sharing Economies

6. Interaction between legal and socio-legal empirical perspectives on migration

7. Neo-Constitutionalism, Populism, and the Sustainability of Democracy

8. The economic effects of automation

9. Towards Sustainable Credit Transactions: Responsible Lending as a Guiding Concept

10. Effects of private sustainability standards on different actors along the global food supply chain

Important dates

Extended deadline for abstract submission
31 May 2018

Deadline for notification of acceptance
30 June 2018

Definitive selection of panels
09 July 2018

Deadline for registration
21 October 2018

Start of conference
21 November 2018

End of conference
23 November 2018

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