Symposia present research on one topic or theme, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia sessions consist of three oral presentations and a discussant, led by a chairperson. In each symposium, the participants should come from at least two different countries.

Proposals for a symposium should consist of an abstract and an extended summary for the proposed symposium, as well as an abstract for each individual presentation. The extended summary (max. 500 words excluding references) of a symposium should address 1) A short theoretical framework, 2) The aims of the symposium, and 3) The contribution of each presentation in the symposium. The abstract (max. 200 words) of the symposium should concisely address points 1-3.

Abstracts of individual papers (max. 500 words) of the symposium should include: 1) A short theoretical framework, 2) Aims of the study and research questions, 3) Methodology (if empirical; including participants, context, material, and data analyses),4) Results, and 5) Discussion/conclusions (including theoretical and practical implications).

Length of the symposium session: Presentations (20 minutes per paper); Discussant (20 minutes); Interactive discussion with the audience (10 minutes). Please note that every participant must register individually.

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