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    Sports in the face of the global health crisis of COVID-19. Great social challenges Andalucía (Spain), September 7th-10th, 2021
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The theme of the Congress is “Sports in the face of the global health crisis of COVID-19. Great social challenges”.

The current context of sport requires an in-depth analysis to deal with the various difficulties that have arisen as a result of this epidemiological crisis, as well as the development of proposals to face such difficulties. Aspects such as the management of sports facilities, the organization of sports events and competitions, the health of athletes, the financing of clubs and federations, among many others, require thinking about sport from a completely unprecedented situation.

For the first time in the history of the EASS, Spain will be a country in which the celebration of this Congress is repeated, since in 2013 the 10th EASS Congress was also organized in Córdoba (Andalusia) which a real honour for us.

EASS President's Welcome

On behalf of the European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS) I am pleased to welcome you to the congress website of the online EASS2021 conference. Our 17th annual conference is held from 7 to 10 September 2021. Our first online conference is organized by an outstanding organizing committee from Andalucia (Spain) from Universidad de Cordoba, Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide. I still have vivid memories of the EASS2013 conference they organized in Cordoba.

2021 unfortunately does not offer possibilities to meet each other in person in Cordoba or Sevilla and enjoy the social gatherings and beautiful surroundings. Nevertheless, this conference has a lot to offer. After missing our 2020 conference due to COVID-19 we are thankful to the organizers for providing the framework and strong building blocks, with amongst others appealing keynotes, for an inspiring conference. In addition the EASS networks on sport participation research (MEASURE), sport organization research (SORN), sport policy and politics (POLIS), and on sport events are preparing to host sessions, workshops and thematic symposia. All it needs now is for you to submit your abstract and register for our conference. Our conferences are known to facilitate discussions and build networks and international research collaborations. With your engagement I am certain the EASS2021 online conference will be no exception!

The theme of the conference links strongly to the current debates within the sociology of sport: “Sports in the face of the global health crisis of COVID-19. Great social challenges”. This offers us the opportunity to think about our current and future roles as scholars and engaged citizens in a changing environment. Please note that the call for abstracts welcomes a broad range of topics. I am certain there is a topic that can accommodate your sport sociological or interdisciplinary work.

On behalf of the EASS board I am looking forward to welcome you in September online on our EASS2021 conference!

Remco Hoekman

President EASS


Dear colleagues

We hope you enjoy a new edition of the EASS Annual Congress. On this occasion, and in fair logic, the theme will have to do with the great social and sporting challenges in the current context of a pandemic.

We hope that this theme inspires us and leads us to reflect on the responses that sport and physical activity require in this historical moment, in which social structures have suffered and relational dynamics have been transformed. A situation in which we have to reflect on the relationship between sport and society in a creative and innovative way.

Without further ado, we send you our best wishes for health and happiness, waiting to be able to share online the 17th EASS Congress 2021 between September 7 and 10.

An affectionate greeting

David Moscoso and Jesús Fernández


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