Call for Participation Pre-Conference for Young Scholars

«A Critical Assessment of the Faces of Inequality»

1 – 2 September 2020,

Pre-Conference will be held ONLINE

in advance of the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy

2 - 4 September 2020

The European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) seeks to institutionalize and deepen the involvement of and exchange with young scholars and student initiatives at the association’s annual conference. One of the key forums for young scholars at EAEPE is the annual pre-conference, a series of workshops by distinguished scholars, accompanied by social space to interact and network. Organised by a team of young scholars, pre-conference was first launched in Genova (2015). This year, we invite young scholars to join the 6th pre-conference that will be held in the afternoon of September 1 and the morning of September 2 in Bilbao, Spain. 

The workshops aim at generating interactive discussions and, therefore, the participants are expected to actively contribute to the discussions. This year we will have the honour to host the following invited speakers to discuss various faces of inequality:

  • Miriam Rehm (University of Duisburg-Essen) – “Income and Wealth Inequality”
  • Susan Himmelweit (Open University) – “Gender Inequalities and the Economy”
  • Franklin Obeng-Odoom (University of Helsinki) – “The Political Economy of Global Migration Crisis”
  • Giulia Zacchia (Sapienza University) – “Accounting for Diversity and Measuring the Faces of Inequality”

All pre-conference participants are warmly invited to participate at EAEPE main conference as well. Please see the Call for Papers for the main conference.

Registration to the Pre-Conference 2020: Please register for the pre-conference workshops through the EAEPE website by June 25, 2020. To register, you need to be a paid up EAEPE member. Membership for students and young researchers is €25/year. In order to avoid last minute cancellations and to cover part of the costs (catering, social dinner, conference material and rooms etc.), there is a registration fee of €90 payable upon web registration. This fee gives you access to both pre-conference and main conference. In case of attending only pre-conference (excluding main conference), the registration fee is €30.

Financial support: There is a fee waiver policy for a limited number of students and young researchers without other funding opportunities. Applicants must provide a written statement of their supervisor or a faculty member of their study or PhD program (or similar) confirming that they do not have financial support. In addition, participants with a paper presentation at the main conference need to upload their full paper. Fee waivers will be awarded according to the quality of the papers. Students without paper presentation need to submit a motivation letter, explaining how participation could potentially benefit their academic development. Fee waiver applications are submitted through EAEPE website where you will need to select ‘Young Scholar’ from a drop-down menu by June 25, 2020.

In addition, a limited amount of travel stipends will be granted based on a max 200 words motivation letter that indicates affiliation, place of residence, and the reason for lacking financial support from home institution. Please send the letter to before June 25, 2020.

Please note that application for pre-conference, fee waiver, and travel stipend imply three separate applications but with the same due date: June 25, 2020.

We are looking forward to your participation and lively discussions in Bilbao! Please check our website for more detailed information and updates about the conference. For any questions, please contact the pre-conference organizing team – Merve Burnazoglu, Izaskun Zuazu, Elisa Terragno Bogliacci, and Olga Mikheeva –at

Download CfP for the Pre-Conference at EAEPE2020!