We are pleased to announce that the Call for abstracts for the fourth European Conference on Domestic Violence is now open until 28th of February 2021.

The 4th European Conference on Domestic Violence (13 - 15 September 2021 Ljubljana, Slovenia).

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers, academics, students, professionals, practitioners and policy-makers from Europe and further afield to share and build knowledge and experience on a wide range of issues concerning domestic violence. The ECDV views domestic violence as encompassing a range of different types of gender-based violence and abuse, among others including intimate partner violence, stalking, honour-based violence and elderly abuse. The Conference is rooted in an ecological understanding of domestic violence while recognising the primary role of gender as a significant factor both causing and sustaining abuse and violence.

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We invite participants to send us abstracts/proposals for the different activities that we plan to include in the Conference Programme.

Oral presentations – up-to 15 minute opportunity for a presentation of research findings or a new practice development or a discussion of an issue. Oral presentations will be grouped together around a common theme within the parallel sessions (60-90 min, including time for discussion).

Workshops – these are longer opportunities (60 - 90 min) for an interactive session – such as skills building or discussion. Given that one workshop takes up so much time in the programme, we aim to have fewer, and facilitators should be focused on ensuring that the workshop is interactive, rather than just an extended talk.

Symposium/Panel – (60-90 min) a collection of presentations on the same theme/topic, whereby the presenters have asked to present together. We have in the past specified that there should be at least three different presenters.

Round tables – discussions (60 - 90 min) on a burning politically and societally important issue that has evolved recently and in which there is an interest to discuss it from different perspectives (political, legal, practical, etc.)

Posters – visual presentation of a chosen topic (issue) that is not yet developed to be presented as an oral presentation and is an opportunity for presenters who either don’t feel confident about speaking about their work to a larger audience or to the presenters that would like to exchange views on the chosen practical issue.

Each participant can only submit, as first author, two abstracts per presentation format. 
The official language of the Conference is English. 
Deadline for abstract submission is February 28th 2021.

Notice of acceptance will be sent by April 30th 2021.

Prof. Milica Antić Gaber and Prof. John Devaney on behalf Scientific Committee and Prof. Vesna Leskošek on behalf of the Organising Committee