2022 Call for Papers

We invite Sport&EU members to submit paper and/or panel proposals that analyse the three broad pillars of EU Sport Policy as defined in the current work plan: Economic impact of sport, social inclusion in and through sport, and sport integrity. 


Contributions from diverse disciplines (law, politics, social sciences, philosophy etc.) are accepted. Papers related to the EU and the Olympic Movement, as well as those with an interdisciplinary background are particularly encouraged. 


We have identified the following topic priority areas for your proposals, amongst which we would like to highlight our willingness to put together a session in tribute to the late Professor Stephane Kesenne:


  • Institutional dynamics in EU sport policy design and implementation

  • Competition policy and legal issues in sport

  • The integrity and governance of sport

  • Sport policy and politics in non-EU states

  • Equality and diversity in and through sport

  • COVID-19 and its impact on sports governance

  • Online and blended teaching and learning in sport related subjects

  • Olympic movement’s current challenges and opportunities

  • Tribute to Stephane Kesenne


Following the positive reception in our last conference, you will be able to propose either short (10 minutes) or full papers (20 minutes) for presentation. See more information in the full Call for Papers attached.


Following our traditional policies of equality and diversity, Sport&EU encourages PhD students and young career academics to submit their proposals for this conference. Equally, we specially encourage female and non-binary academics to submit their proposals. Papers with a gender perspective or a feminist/queer theoretical framework are welcome. For panel proposals, please note that all-male panels will not be accepted.


You can submit your paper or panel proposals by email to


Please follow the indications in the Call for Papers below to submit your proposal. Incomplete proposals, or those not following the guidelines will be returned.


Deadline for proposals is 31 January 2022.


Decisions on accepted papers will be made no later than the end of February 2022.

Download the Call for Papers