• Waiver of registration fees and travel grants:

Early-stage scholars enrolled in a Master degree and/or Doctoral programme and who do not benefit of a scholarship of financial support are entitled to a full waiver of registration fees. A limited number of travel grants (around 10 grants) will be made available for early-stage scholars as well as for young professionals under the age of 35 at the time of the conference. Participants wishing to apply for such grant are required to submit a full-length original papers and to inform the organizing committee. Available travel grants are not likely to cover the full cost of travel. A preference will be granted to applicants residing or originary from African countries and the Global South.

Important dates:

15th January 2018  

  • Submission of proposals.


31th January 2018  

  • Extended deadline for the submission of proposals


17th/22th February 2018  

  • Authors of selected proposals (all formats) are invited by email to participate to the conference.

  • Participants can request official invitation letters to obtain travelling visas and/or financial support for travel.


30th April 2018  

  • Authors of selected "full-length original paper" submit their paper based on a revised abstract.

  • Selected participants of “full session” also submit their papers on the ConfTool platform.

  • Deadline for application for travel grants


1st June 2018  

  • Significant contributions are invited for publication, and authors of the selected "full-length original papers" receive final feedback from the scientific committee, including comments and suggestions for amendments.

  • Early-bird registration begins (early birds registration fees : 50 euros, see below for waivers).

  • Selected facilitators of “training workshops” proposals submit their final version of the programmed activities.

  • Scientific committee awards travel grants to selected applicants.


1st September 2018  

  • Regular registrations begins (regular-rate registration fees : 70 euros, see below for waivers).
  • Authors submit final revised "full-length original papers" for publication.


15th October 2018  

  • Closing of registrations (extended to the 22th October)

  • Authors of posters send their final version of the posters

29-31th October 2018  

  • Conference in Addis Ababa