Call for Participation Pre-Conference for Young Scholars

«A Critical Assessment of the Faces of Inequality»

1st 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 a social environment to interact and network. Organised by a team of young scholars, the pre-conference was first launched in Genova (2015). This year, we invite young scholars to join the 6th pre-conference that will have to be held online due to the pandemic.

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:

09:30 - 10:30 Welcome words and the introduction session on inequalities by the pre-conference team

10:30 – 11:30 Workshop I: Giulia Zacchia (Sapienza University) “Accounting for Diversity and Measuring the Faces of Inequality”

11:30 - 12:00 BREAK

12:00 – 13:00 Workshop II: Susan Himmelweit (Open University) “Gender Inequalities and the Economy”

13:00 - 14:00 BREAK

14:00-15:00 Workshop III: Miriam Rehm (University of Duisburg-Essen) “Income and Wealth Inequality”

15:00-15:30 BREAK

15:30-16:30 Workshop IV: Franklin Obeng-Odoom (University of Helsinki) “The Political Economy of Global Migration Crisis”

16:30-17:30 Closing roundtable on inequalities with all the lecturers

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 apply here for the workshops ( and register for the pre-conference through the EAEPE website ( by August 15, 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, such as the IT tools to run the pre-conference online, there is a discounted online registration fee of €25 payable upon web registration. This fee gives you access to both the pre-conference and the main conference. In case of only attending the pre-conference (excluding the main conference), the registration fee is €15.

Financial support

There is a main conference and pre-conference fee waiver policy for a 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 confirming that they do not have financial support. In addition, applicants with a paper presentation at the main conference need to upload their full paper for their consideration for the fee waiver. Those without a paper presentation at the main conference need to submit a motivation letter, explaining how participation could potentially benefit their academic development. Fee waiver applications are submitted through the EAEPE website (apply here: where you will need to select ‘Young Scholar’ from a drop-down menu by June 25, 2020.

Please note that the applications for pre-conference and fee waiver imply two separate applications with two different deadlines.

We are looking forward to your participation and lively discussions! 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 Bogliaccini, and Olga Mikheeva –at

Download CfP for the Pre-Conference at EAEPE2020!