Here you will find information on events in the field of analytical-empirical social sciences. The events listed may be hosted by the Academy of Sociology, individual members or other people or organizations. We assume no liability for the accuracy of the information on third-party events.

10. ESRA Confrence: Call for Abstracts Out

ESRA hosts its main conference every two years to bring together applied survey researchers, methodologists and statisticians from Europe and beyond. The 2023 conference theme is “Survey research in times of crisis: Challenges, opportunities, and new directions”.

The conference showcases the latest survey research and offers a number of professional development opportunities, including short courses and awards. It is traditionally hosted in university buildings to keep registration fees to a minimum. ESRA aims to be as inclusive as possible, promoting in particular the participation of doctoral students and early career researchers.

The ESRA 2023 Conference will take place from 17 July to 21 July 2023 at the University of Milan-Bicocca in Milan, Italy. Call for Abstracts is open until 20t December, 2023.

For details click here.


2022 German Stata Users Group Meeting

The German Stata Users Group Meeting 2022 will be held on Friday, 10th June 2022 in Frankfurt at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main. On the day before the conference, there will be a workshop titled “Taking a page from Git: Reproducible research & dynamic documents with Stata” given by Sven Spieß.

Organzisers: Alexander Schmidt-Catran, Christian Czymara (both Goethe-University Frankfurt), Johannes Giesecke (Humboldt University Berlin), Ulrich Kohler (University of Potsdam).

The conference language will be English. The logistics of the conference are being organized by DPC Software GmbH, distributor of Stata in several countries including Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary (
For detailed program and registration information click here.

Introduction to pairfam

Online Workshop, September 23 and 24, 2021

In advance, participants can watch several short introductory videos on pairfam's design, samples, data structure, variables, missing values ​​and available documentation. On September 23, a 2-hour introduction to data preparation and multi-actor links (including an exercise) will be offered via zoom. The following day includes a 2-hour zoom session on weighting options, longitudinal data management and exemplary fixed effects regressions.

The workshop will be in English.

If you would like to take part in the workshop, please write an email to

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Methodological Innovations in Research on Spatial Mobility

Workshop at German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Sep 27-28, 2021


The past years have witnessed a surge of new data allowing researchers to more precisely examine the nature, determinants, and effects of spatial mobility. Sophisticated survey designs, geo-referenced data, the extension of bibliometric data-bases, social media data, and new ways of linking datasets have increased the possibilities of research on spatial mobility and integration in addressing previously hard-to-examine questions. These methodological developments highlight the pressing need for a discussion about the potentials and pitfalls of newly available data and methods in research on spatial mobility and integration. Relevant questions include:

  • How can data collection methods help to overcome problems of sample selection bias?
  • Which new methods have become available in these fields, and how can they be applied to improve the estimation of causal effects?
  • To what extent do new data collection techniques and empirical methods call into question established findings in research on spatial mobility and integration?
  • How do they pave new thematic avenues for these fields in the future, and what hinders theoretical and methodological progress?

For Call for Papers click here (submission deadline May 15, 2021)

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GESIS Research Data Management Workshop: Cancelled!

GESIS Research Data Management Workshop, April 23-24, 2020, Cologne

This workshop has been cancelled due to the Corona crisis.

The workshop helps researchers to ensure that their research data is usable within the project and can be safely made available to others - both for the purpose of research replication and for re-use in new contexts. Ideally, these tasks are implemented in the research process without major extra efforts for researchers. For this purpose the workshop focuses on legal issues of data collection and sharing, on basic concepts of data cleaning and data documentation, on the organization of research data within the research project of as well as on sharing the data beyond the research project of origin.

For further information click here.

Refugee Migration & Integration Revisited

IAB-ECSR conference, May 14-15, 2020, Nuremberg, Germany.

***Due to the global corona virus crisis, organizers have decided to postpone the IAB-ECSR interdisciplinary conference.***

Germany has emerged as the leading destination of refugees in the EU and among other high-income countries in absolute terms at 1.6 million asylum applications, which have been submitted there from 2015 to 2018. Almost five years after the surge in refugee migration to Germany and other European countries in 2015 we aim to draw first conclusions of what has been achieved regarding the integration of refugees into the economy and other areas of society in the leading destination countries of asylum-seekers in the EU and worldwide. The conference aims to bring together demographers, economists, sociologists and political scientists to discuss the most critical lessons on refugee integration in Europe and encourages contributions on the following topics:

  • refugee migration, family reunification and patterns of settlement
  • selection of refugees
  • asylum procedures and effectiveness of integration programs
  • refugee penalty and labor market integration
  • educational and training opportunities for refugees and their offspring
  • social integration and family dynamics
  • language and cultural integration
  • health and traumata
  • effects on host country economy and population

For Call for papers (ends February 15, 2020) and further information click here.

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