The EGPA permanent study group on “Civil Society, Citizens and Government” is organizing its annual meeting at the EGPA-conference in Milan, August 30 - September 1, 2017 ( http://www.egpa-conference2017.org ). We welcome two kinds of contributions: 'work in progress' and 'completed work'
Work in progress
We welcome papers/presentations that are still work in progress on the following themes, related to the focus of our study group:
(1) Government – civil society relations;
(2) Civil society – citizen relations;
(3) The internal functioning and organization of civil society initiatives;
(4) The co-production and co-creation of public services.
We will dedicate some sessions in which ongoing research can presented and discussed, with the aim of receiving feedback from peers. Short abstracts (200 words) should be uploaded through the submission-page of the EGPA website by April 15, 2017. Full papers/presentations should be provided by August 15, 2017.
We will also dedicate some sessions on completed research, for papers that are (almost) publishable, on the same four themes. We aim at selecting the best papers for a special issue in a journal (to be selected yet). For these sessions, we welcome empirical papers. Short abstracts (200 words) should be uploaded through the submission-page of the EGPA website by April 15, 2017. Full papers should be provided by July 15, 2017.
The full call for papers can be found on: