Conference Organisers:

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Nicosia
Cyprus
22 - 24 June 2016

Conference theme:

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Times of Austerity

 

9th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference Nicosia, Cyprus.

 

Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs

Submissions to the conference can be in the form of long abstracts (5 pages minimum: length to be specified by stream and workshop chairs) and full papers by the deadline of May 15, 2016.

 

All submissions will be subjected to peer review organized by stream chairs with two referees for each paper. Deadline for reviews: May 30, 2016 (acceptance/rejection).

 

Best paper nominations and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter): 

June 6, 2016.

 

The review process of the best papers by partner journals remains under the complete supervision of the respective journals’ chief-editors and is independent from the conference dates.

 

The review process of the best papers by partner journals remains under the total supervision of the respective journal chief-editors and independent from the conference dates.

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University of Cyprus

 

  9th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference (EDI) 

22 - 24 June 2016, University of Cyprus, Cyprus 

Call for papers 

Conference theme 

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Human Rights in Times of Austerity 

Deadline for the submission of papers: 15th May 2016 

  

 The EDI Conference seeks to provide an international, inter- and transdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion in the world of work. The conference welcomes participation by academics, policy makers, and practitioners. In 2016, we wish to draw particular attention to human rights which, in accordance with the neoliberal agenda, are under attack by a plethora of governments worldwide, which in the past were promulgating human rights and particularly equality, diversity practices and legislation. The refugee crisis, however, reveals that EU –for example- has laid the groundwork for dismantling all past achievements in the field of equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. Governments appear to be increasingly sceptical on launching and supporting open borders policies, whereas the rise of Europe’s far-right voices threatens the Union’s fundamental value of democracy. In such times, various questions are arisen: how are equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights issues are dealt with during times of crisis and austerity; how does the wider global economic austerity affect employees’ lives; are human rights at risk nowadays; what is the role of equality, diversity and inclusion policies amidst financial crises? 

We invite academic papers which make empirical, theoretical or methodological contributions, to be presented in academic streams, as well as experiences of policy makers and practitioners, which can be presented in workshops or other formats (e.g. round table discussions) as well as – if the stream permits – in the relevant streams. Proposals concerning practitioner formats should be sent to a.georgiadouEDI2016@gmail.com  

Associated to this conference are: the British Journal of Management; Cross-Cultural Management: an International Journal; Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: an International Journal; the European Journal of Industrial Relations. Pre-selected best papers of the conference will be submitted to these journals, which will process them according to their usual standards.

Submission process

All submissions to the EDI conference are original pieces which have not been published in books or journals, or a paper presented in a past conference, not published elsewhere, and seeking additional comments prior to journal submission. Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published on a memory drive, which will be distributed to delegates on the first day of the conference. Unless authors express a written objection to publishing their papers, we will consider the submission of papers as consent for publication in this electronic form. Please note that stream chairs may also have other publication plans. Please consult them for further information. 

You need to register online before you can submit a paper or contribution to a workshop. Once registered, go to 'My Conference Area' and click on 'submit a paper'. Note that the payment of the conference fee is not necessary during the registration process, although it will have to be made before attending. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The EDI Conference Committee does not issue official invites to the conference. Stream chairs will send invites to the authors of accepted manuscripts and abstracts. Participants who do not have accepted papers in the programme, can also attend the conference subject to paying the respective conference fee. In order to access the conference fee information, please register through the registration section on the left pane of the web page.

Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs

Papers/ abstracts: May 15, 2016. Papers will be subjected to peer review organized by stream chairs with at least two referees for each paper. 

Final acceptance decision, best paper nominations and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter): May 30, 2016. The review process of the best papers by partner journals remains under the complete supervision of the respective journals’ chief-editors and is independent from the conference dates.

 

Doctoral Colloquium

If you are a doctoral student, who is currently working on a thesis on any aspect of equality, diversity and inclusion at work, this is a good place for your presentation. The purpose of the doctoral colloquium is to encourage doctoral students to present their work in a constructive environment and share their experiences of doing research in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion at work. The colloquium will be open to students at any level of study. The sessions will be open to all participants of the conference and plenty of feedback will be provided.

The papers should reflect your doctoral projects. We would encourage you to write papers which summarise your doctoral project in terms of: 1) key literature (main paradigms, conceptual frames, issues and theoretical argument); 2) methodological; 3) preliminary findings and 4) the original contribution (expected or real) of the thesis.

The doctoral colloquium is under the supervision of Dr Joana Vassilopoulou. You are invited to forward an abstract of your paper of 250 to 300 words (excluding references) to j.vassilopoulou@gmail.com no later than May 15, 2016.

If selected, you will be invited to present your doctoral research, in a session lasting not longer than 20 minutes, including questions and answers. Selected papers and abstracts will be presented in the conference web site.