Call for papers

Important dates

15 October 2021: Call for Papers published on the website
31 January 2022: Deadline for Extended Abstract submissions
11 March 2022: Notification of acceptance
13 May April 2022: Deadline for Full Paper submission
21 June 2022: Doctoral Consortium
22-24 June 2022: CSSI 2022 Symposium
27 June 2022: Paper Development Workshop for BAS Special Issue

For the upcoming Cross-Sector Social Interactions Symposium in 2022 at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, we propose “Partnering for Resilience and Transformation” as the central topic. How do partnerships perform in times of crisis? Are they able to respond quickly enough, and to flexibly adjust course where necessary? What makes partnerships resilient? What makes partnerships transformative? These are pertinent questions that have been catapulted to the top of the agenda and require our attention as a scholarly community.

Based on the experience of the online CSSI 2020 Symposium, we will organize the conference online, with a number of live plenaries and in-person dialogues broadcasted from the Wageningen Dialogue Center. Apart from a variety of panel sessions, open to contributions from research and practice, the conference will include keynote speakers and panels on the conference theme of Resilience and Transformation. At the conference, we will award the Routledge/Taylor and Francis Best Paper Award, and the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award will hold a keynote lecture.

To underscore the importance of exchange between research and practice, the conference will hold professionally moderated Dialogues between researchers and practitioners/stakeholders on a focused topic, broadcasted live from Wageningen Dialogue Center. Provisional topics for these Dialogues are: Public-Private Dialogue on Due Diligence partnerships for global commodities, and Policy dialogue on the role of partnerships in addressing SDG trade-offs and synergies in Africa.

PhD students can apply for participation in the Doctoral Consortium to discuss their research papers, in an online session the day before the conference, facilitated by Prof. Oana Branzei. If you are a PhD student and want to participate with your paper in the Doctoral Consortium, please indicate this when submitting the Extended Abstract.

Apart from a special issue connected to the general conference theme, several panels are connected to special issues in international scientific journals. The Guest Editors of these special issues are involved in the conference as panel conveners. When submitting a contribution, you will be able to indicate whether you would like your contribution to be considered for inclusion in the special issue.

Each of the panels mentioned below is open for research and practice contributions. Research contributions consist of extended abstracts, reporting on empirical or theoretical research and specifying the research problem, question, methods and results and their practical relevance. Practice contributions consist of extended abstracts containing reflections by practitioners active in cross-sector social interactions, specifying the practice(s) you are involved in, the central question, your reflections and lessons learned.

When a research contribution is accepted, the authors will be invited to submit a full paper (5000-7000 words, including reference list) – this is required for the Doctoral Consortium and to be considered for the Best Paper Award.

How to submit a contribution?

More information on how to submit a research or practice contribution can be found on the Submit an Abstract page.

Have a look at the different panels: