At its conferences, the European Sociological Association usually offers Plenary, Semi-Plenary and Midday sessions, each with two selected speakers. ESA's 37 Research Networks and a number of Research Streams offer so-called regular sessions with four paper presentations per session. Below, you can find the list of RNs and RS.

The Call for Papers for the ESA 2021 conference is planned to be issued by the end of the year 2020.

List of Research Streams

  • RS01 - After Weber: Making Alternative Ethical Rationalities ‘Knowable’
    Pedro Jorge Caetano, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
    Maria Manuela Mendes, CIES-ISCTE, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
    Stefania Toma, Romanian Institute for Research on National Minorities, Romania and University of Trento, Italy
  • RS02 - A New Normality For a New Europe? - ¿Una nueva normalidad para una nueva Europa?
    Carmen Elboj, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    Luis Baptista, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • RS03 - Current Sociologies of Architecture
    Eveline Althaus, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Marilena Prisco, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
    Tino Schlinzig, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
  • RS04 - Institutional Ethnography
    May-Linda Magnussen, University of Agder, Norway
    Morena Tartari, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • RS05 - Maritime Sociology
    Agnieszka Kołodziej-Durnaś, University of Szczecin, Poland
    Frank Sowa, Nuremberg Tech, Germany
    Marie C. Grasmeier, University of Bremen, Germany
  • RS06 - Politics of Engagement
    Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Veikko Eranti, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Anders Blok, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • RS07 - Precariousness in a Post-Covid-19 World: Labour, Daily Life and Subjectivities
    Mireia Bolibar, University of Barcelona, Spain
    Renato Miguel do Carmo, CIES, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
    Annalisa Murgia, University of Milan, Italy
  • RS08 - Researching Social Futures
    Giuliana Mandich, University of Cagliari, Italy
    Daniel Welch, University of Manchester, UK
  • RS09 - "Second-Generation” Youth: Acts and Lived Experiences of Citizenship
    Veronica Riniolo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
    Mari Toivanen, University of Helsinki, Finland
    Giulia Mezzetti, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan and ISMU Foundation, Italy
  • RS10 - Sociology of Celebration
    Ismo Kantola, University of Turku, Finland
    Ozana Cucu-Oancea, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy, Romania
    Sabina Hadzibulic, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • RS11 - Sociology of Knowledge: Ways of Knowing the Future in Action
    Silke Steets, FAU Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany
    Honorata Jakubowska, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Poland
    René Tuma, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands and TU Berlin, Germany
  • RS12 - Sociology of Law: Law in Action in the Covid-19 Crisis
    Eleni Nina-Pazarzi, University of Piraeus, Greece
    Jacek Kurczewski, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Mavis Maclean, University of Oxford, UK
  • RS13 - Sociology of Spatial Mobilities
    Knut Petzold, Zittau-Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    Heiko Rüger, Federal Institute for Population Research, Germany
    Gil Viry, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • RS14 - Sociology of the Commons: Refiguring Social Life Through Education
    Yannis Pechtelidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
    Carles Feixa, University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • RS15 - Teaching, Learning and Training under Covid-19 Lockdown Conditions
    Vasiliki Kantzara, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece
    Martina Loos, Independent Researcher, Germany
    Birgit Behrensen, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Germany
  • RS16 - Theorising Men and Masculinities: European Insights
    Katarzyna Suwada, Nicolaus Copernicus University Torun, Poland
    Katarzyna Wojnicka, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • RS17 - The Role of Co-Creation in Current Societies
    Fidel Molina Luque, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
    Mar Joanpere Foraster, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
  • RS18 - The State, Organisations, and Established-Outsider Relations
    John Connolly, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Paddy Dolan, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
    Stephen Vertigans, Robert Gordon University, UK
  • RS19 - Transformative Rural-Urban Connections
    Maria Jesus Rivera, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain
    Apostolos G. Papadopoulos, Harokopio University, Greece

Subject to change.