The theme for our Annual Conference is ‘Civil Society and Participation’ and it promises to provide colleagues from across the academic, policy, public, private, and third sectors with the opportunity to network and discuss cutting edge inter-disciplinary research from Wales and beyond that focuses on approaches adopted in a wide range of policy areas. Possible themes for contributions include:


  • Civil Society, Participation and Governance
  • Language Participation, Culture and Identity
  • Wales’s Global Connections: Civil Society and Participation in Context
  • Participation and Civil Society through the Life Course
  • Participation in Education
  • Participation in the Labour Market
  • Working with Communities
  • Participatory Research in Housing, Health and Social Care
  • Activism and Civil Society Research
  • Doing Participatory and Action Research

Papers and posters on other topics within the theme of ‘Civil Society and Participation’ not covered by the above sub-themes are also welcome.


This year we would like to invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia in any discipline that engages with social sciences.


The abstract proforma is available here. Abstract submission guidelines can be found here Please return this to the email address below.


The deadline for abstract submission is 1700hrs on  Friday 25 January 2019.

Please submit your abstracts to