The Mission of ESA
The European Sociological Association (ESA) aims to facilitate sociological research, teaching and communication on European issues, and to give sociology a voice in European affairs.
ESA is an academic association of sociologists and a non-profit Europe-wide association made up of over 2000 members. It was established in 1992, following deliberations and consultations among sociologists from a diverse range of countries.
Europe is in the midst of massive changes, including the transformations in east and central Europe and the increasing integration of the European Union. Sociology has much to contribute to European level debates and developments. The ESA has an important role to play in organizing the European debate and setting the agenda.
REOPENING OF NOMINATIONS
Exceptional circumstances have led to the ESA reopening the candidacy process for President, which closed on 31 May. For personal/family reasons, the two female candidates, Catherine Delcroix (University of Strasbourg) and Sue Scott (University of York) have withdrawn their candidacy. In order to carry out the elections in line with the statutes of the association, guaranteeing an equal representation of men and women, and balance of geographical areas, nominations are now open until 15 August. As it stands, there are currently two nominations for President: Hans-Peter Müller (HU Berlin) and Frank Welz (University of Innsbruck).
Click here to read the new call for nominations
REDUCED MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR EARLY CAREER SCHOLARS
from countries with GDP less than 20000 USD
In the context of austerity measures many of our members and employing organisations are experiencing extraordinary financial difficulties. These are impacting especially on early career staff who struggle to find work in a context of increasingly scarce, precarious and poorly financeduniversity positions. In recognition of this state of affairs there will be a reduction of 50 Euro in the ESA membership fee for such scholars attending the Prague conference from poorer countries (see list here). The reduction is granted to those who are attending the conference and have had their abstracts accepted. Early career scholars are defined as people who were awarded their PhD within the last ten years (a scanned copy of the PhD certificate must be provided).Those who qualify and have already paid the higher fee will receive a refund by the end of the year.
ESA realises that there are other people who may not fall into this category who are also facing financial difficulty. To help with this we have ensured that there is low cost accommodation available. We also realise that some countries may be characterised by greater pressures than others. However, having considered a range of feasible options we think that this is the fairest and most practical response to these issues.
Ethical guidelines of the European Sociological Association. Draft proposal.
The ESA Executive Committee has worked on a proposal for a Statement of the Ethical Guidelines of the European Sociological Association. The statement can be downloaded on the link below and ESA members are invited to send comments to the following e-mail address:
Click here to download the proposal
ESA statement on the Charlie Hebdo attack
If you recently registered to ESA and didn't receive the confirmation with your ID number, please contact the ESA office:
ESA Executive Assistant
European Sociological Association
FMSH - 190, avenue de France
Bureau 622 Noyau A
75648 Paris cedex 13
Tel: +33 (0)1 49548343