|Dear colleagues, 16th Conference of the European Sociological Association will take place in Porto, Portugal, on 27-30 August 2024 devoted to the theme “Tension, Trust and Transformation”. At this scientific meeting we seek to capture the experiences of recent times, crises and global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change debates and activism, social inequalities and violence, persisting levels of populism and the politics of instability. At the same time, it raises sociological concerns about perennial and new problems with a view to asserting the potential for sociological work to have a transformative societal impact in different social spheres. We invite you to read the conference abstract here. We will share more information about the conference soon but save the date! We take this opportunity to inform you about some changes in the Executive Committee. Due to personal matters, the team has reorganized its duties, accommodating the needs of its members while guaranteeing the same service that we have been offering to all the ESA members until now. You can see the current structure and duties here. You might want to know as well that the European Sociologist has an open call for contributions for the new upcoming 48th issue. In addition to the regular section of our e-magazine: Discussion (with contributions to topics and debates of general concern) and Doing Sociology (Spotlight, summaries of PhD; Public Sociology notes concerning research with direct public impact, and Interviews with prominent or emergent scholars); we are including a special section for this issue: The European crisis and the emergent world order. This section is thus open to “rapid response” short papers addressing the political, social and economic causes and consequences of the war, as well as the features of the war itself in its similarities and differences to both “traditional”, twentieth-century wars and new formats of military operations which have emerged with the global disorder following the breakdown of the post-WW2 world order. Contributions should be sent to the coordinators and representatives of the ESA Research Networks (RNs) and the National Associations (NAs) who then will propose two contributions each for the next issue. Authors should send their contributions by June 15th. The publication is expected by September 2022. We thank you for your participation and send all the best wishes for a good summer break. The ESA Executive Committee
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