Besides paper sessions organized by Research Networks and Research Streams, the Conference programme includes nine semi-plenaries, opening and closing lectures, and several meet-the-author sessions.

The participants can submit papers to the following Research Networks:

1. Ageing in Europe
2. Sociology of the Arts
3. Biographical Perspectives on European Societies
4. Sociology of Consumption
5. Disaster and Social Crisis
6. Economic Sociology
7. Sociology of Education
8. Environment and Society
9. Sociology of families and intimate lives
10. Gender Relations in the Labour Market and the Welfare State
11. Globalisation
12. Industrial Relations, Labour Market Institutions and Employment
13. RENCORE: Methods for Comparative Research on Europe
14. Sociology of Communications and Media Research
15. Sociology of Professions
16. Qualitative Methods
17. Regional Network on Southern European Societies
18. Science and Technology
19. Social Movements
20. Sociology of Social Policy
21. Social Theory
22. Youth and Generation in Europe
23. Medical Sociology and Health Policy

Research Networks in the Making:

24. Society and Sports
25. Sociology of Sexuality Research

Research Streams will be announced later.

In September 2002, the Provisional Conference Programme will be sent with the registration form and instructions for submitting abstracts. The deadline for submission of abstracts (maximum 250 words) is January 15th, 2003.

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