The 15th ESA conference will take a hybrid format

Good news!! Delegates will be able to participate online or on-site, in Barcelona

Amid a third wave of this pandemic, while all citizens we are expectant of how the situation will evolve in the next months, we are also excited to see how sociologists across Europe have not stopped making relevant contributions to our academic institutions, research projects and society, moving the European sociology forward, and alongside the ESA. 

Based on the registration data this far and the excellent work that is being done by the LOC, the Executive Committee has decided that the 15th ESA conference will be celebrated in a hybrid mode, which means that all delegates will have the possibility to participate in the conference either online from their homelands or on-site in Barcelona, following all the sanitary measures of the moment. The LOC is doing a great job in offering beautiful spaces in the city centre, streaming for all plenaries and semi-plenaries, and an affordable way for ESA to guarantee both online and on-site participation. Furthermore, ESA Conference and Finance Committees have worked intensively to provide the diverse possibilities and flexibility that RN Chairs asked for due to uncertainty.  

For 2021, ESA proposes a fee structure that will allow delegates to have time to decide if they want to travel to Barcelona until June 10th. Furthermore, the conference fee has been reduced to the one ESA had in Athens, aware of the economic consequences of this pandemic for many delegates. The finance committee is doing a great job, with a clear commitment towards transparency and all details will be presented at the Conference Assembly. 

We are very happy to share this good news with you, and we will continue working towards the success of the ESA2021BCN conference!

Marta Soler

President of ESA