Call for Posters 2022

Call for Posters 2022

CIVICA – The European University of Social Sciences calls for posters to exhibit at the CIVICA Research Conference, taking place at Central European University on 1-2 September 2022 in Budapest (Hungary).

The posters should be related but not limited to CIVICA’s four research themes:

  • Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth
  • Democracy in the 21st Century
  • Europe Revisited
  • Data-Driven Technologies for the Social Sciences

Applications from disciplines in the humanities, and/or posters from the fields of economics and political economy are strongly encouraged.

The initiative aims to showcase some of their latest research in these fields, and to build the nodes of future cooperation between CIVICA's research teams and networks.

Eligibility and award

PhD and (post)doctoral researchers from the eight CIVICA member universities can submit a poster to share their findings with peers working in the social sciences from across Europe. Around 100 participants are expected to take part in the conference.

The posters should highlight research results of current projects. Individual PhD and (post)doctoral researchers are eligible to apply. One author per project of the selected posters will be invited to attend the conference in Budapest – travel costs and accommodation are covered by their home institutions.

The selected posters will be exhibited on both days of the conference in the foyer of CEU’s campus in Budapest, and the authors will have the chance to present their posters at a dedicated session. The best poster will receive a prize on the conference's second day. In addition, selected projects may also be featured on the CIVICA channels.


Interested PhD and (post)doctoral researchers must submit an abstract and a draft poster.

Abstracts cannot exceed one-page in length in single spacing formatting, and they must be submitted in PDF format.

Poster drafts must use an A0 format (118.9 cm x 84.1 cm), and they must be submitted in PDF format. Please use 20+ font for titles; 12+ font for text, using a sans serif font.

Both abstracts and posters must be written in English.

Details on submission materials

  • Abstract
  • Poster

The abstract on the research contributions included in the poster must contain the following details:

  • Title of project
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Project runtime
  • Goals of the research project
  • Background information on project
  • Explanation of the social relevance and the anticipated impact of the contribution

draft/mock-up of the actual poster to be displayed must contain the following aspects:

  • Title of project
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Project runtime
  • Main focus/goals of the research project
  • Outcomes/results to date
  • Societal relevance of project
  • Measures to maximise impact of research results



A maximum of two projects from each of the 8 CIVICA universities will be selected.

The decision will be based on academic excellence and made by the sending university.


The deadline for submission of abstracts and poster drafts/mock-up is 30 June 2022. Applicants need to submit their materials via email (see list below) to their home university, using the subject line "Call for posters." Finalists will be informed of their selection by 10 July 2022.

All posters selected for presentation will be required to submit a finalised version of their poster (in PDF format) by 15 August 2022. Posters submitted on time will be printed by the conference organisers.

For posters stemming from consortium projects, it is the responsibility of the applicant to receive permission from project members to submit the poster for exhibition during the conference.

For submission and questions related to this call, please contact your local CIVICA representative below:

Photo credit: Marta Nascimento (Sciences Po)