Call for Abstracts

European societies face enormous challenges in the coming decades, from climate change to gender equality or sedentary lifestyles and their associated health risks. In all these areas, sport presents itself as both a significant actor and a space of struggles and tensions in defining the future of the continent and the sociological profession has a duty to contribute to the public debate. As such, the sociology of sport must also reflect on the various forms of inequality that permeate sport and that are reflected in the emerging debates on sport for all, physical exercise, or the right to the city, and do so by reflecting on the various forms of exclusion that exist in our societies as part of the democratic debate. For all these reasons, the EASS annual conference is a meaningful space to discuss and advance our understanding of the issues affecting our societies, thereby enabling academics to contribute to social progress.

The debate will not be limited to this topic alone, but participants will find space to contribute to and discuss all issues affecting the sociology of sport, both established and emerging, allowing for the participation of scholars from all stages of the academic career.


⮕  Sport participation and sport for all

    • Trends in sport participation
    • Class, gender, and ethnicity in sport participation
    • Sport and disability
    • Transnational comparison in sport participation
    • Sports models
    • Sport policies

⮕ Professional sport

    • Olympism
    • Professional leagues
    • Sport, politics and elite sport
    • Sport, nation and identities
    • Professional athletes
    • Doping in elite sport
    • Commercialism in sport
    • Sport and the media
    • Sport and social media
    • Athletes’ wellbeing

⮕ Sport and the city

    • Urban renewal and sport
    • Commons and sport
    • Active mobility and sport

⮕ Sport and the body

    • Embodiment and sport
    • Emotions and sport
    • Violence and sport
    • Cyborg body and sport
    • Genetics and sport
    • Technology, body and sport
    • E-sports

⮕ Trends in sport

    • Fitness, exercise and sport
    • Action sports
    • New trends in sport

⮕  Sport and sustainability

    • Sport and climate change
    • Sport’s environmental footprint

⮕ Sport and development

    • Sport and the Millenium Objectives
    • Sport for development
    • Sport and peace
    • Sport and social inclusion

⮕ Sport and theory

    • Theoretical developments in sport sociology
    • Methodological approaches and innovations in sport sociology

1.- Oral Presentations

The presentations will have a 20/10 format, 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of questions.

Authors should submit a proposal with a title, an abstract of maximum 250 words and 3 keywords. It is also suggested that authors indicate the general theme to which they consider their contribution belongs. Any of the topics proposed in the call for abstracts as well as others not included may be addressed.

The structure to be followed will be:

  • Empirical papers: Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Findings, Discussion, Conclusion
  • Theoretical papers: Introduction, Aims/Objectives, Theoretical proposal/reflexion, Implications, Conclusion.
  • Methodological papers: State of the Art, Objectives, Methodological reflexion/experience, Implications, Conclusion.

2. Posters

Shorter, poster presentations will also be hold in a poster session. Presentations will last 10 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions.

Authors must also submit a proposal with a title, an abstract of maximum 250 words and 3 keywords.

For the session, poster should use a A0 portrait style.

In case there is a limited number of posters, and a posters session cannot be organized, poster authors will be suggested to adapt their poster into an oral communication.

3. Panel Session

Panel sessions on specific topics may be organized under the authors suggestion. Authors willing to organize on such session should write a proposal (max. 750 words) explaining its rationale, possible subtopics to be addressed, insights to be gained and impact on scholarly knowledge and social dissemination. The proposal will also include the participants and their contribution to the panel.

Panel proposals can be circulated through the EASS newsletter and EASS related networks such as MEASURE, POLIS and SORN or other national or international networks or projects.


Carlos García Martí
Chair EASS 2024 Scientific Committee