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call for papers

The organising and scientific committee are pleased to announce and welcome you to the 19th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production – Circular Europe for Sustainability: Design, Production and Consumption (ERSCP 2019)

ERSCP 2019 will facilitate discussions on efforts to transition to a circular Europe and the opportunities to transform production and consumption in Europe and make it more sustainable. The thematic tracks of the conference, each covering a range of specific topics, are:

  • - Sustainable consumption
  • - Circular economy
  • - Sustainable industry and business
  • - Sustainability education

Specific topics for each of the tracks are listed in the programme section. In addition, proposed cross cutting topics, crucial to any transformation to a sustainable production and consumption society, are: transdisciplinarity, innovation, design and policy.

ERSCP 2019 will explore innovative and transformational conference formats. Along with traditional presentation sessions, the conference will offer spaces for discussions and debates, as well as for collaborative workshops and other non-traditional conference sessions. Next to regular paper and poster abstracts, proposals for dialogue sessions are welcomed. Each participant can do a maximum of two paper presentations.

Prospective authors are invited to submit up to two abstracts of maximum 500 words no later than January 31st 2019 through the conference website. The abstract must include a comprehensive title, the name of all authors, their complete affiliation (address, e-mail), and clear structure, methods and (expected) conclusions, to allow the scientific committee to judge on the quality of the work. Prior to abstract preparation and submission it is recommended reading carefully the specific requirements and consulting the template for abstract preparation in a standard format . The members of the scientific committee will review the abstracts. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full paper by August 1st, 2019.

conference formats

Paper Sessions

90 minute sessions with three to four full paper presentations and discussion.

Dialogue Sessions

90 minute sessions featuring paper presentations with a specific thematic focus, project presentations, panels, discussions or workshops related to the conference theme. We specifically invite session proposals that include non-academic participants and innovative formats. A dialogue session may be prepared and submitted by an external session organiser and does not require the submission of full papers.

Poster Sessions

Posters will be displayed throughout the conference at a central location. There will also be a time slot exclusively dedicated to poster presentations.

Requirements

A template for abstract preparation in the standard accepted format can be downloaded here. Please read carefully the instructions; the abstracts which do not adhere to these requirements and format will be returned for revision and resubmittal. Please carefully proofread the abstract before submission, and if necessary have it read by a native speaker of English. Abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted.

Deadlines

Deadline: 31 January 2019