Call for Papers

The call for paper proposals will open on the 20 January 2023, with deadline the 1 April 2023.
The general purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from the Nordic countries and beyond to debate and rethink contemporary issues in development research and policy.

This year’s conference theme is centred on what may be called Co-creation for a just transition towards a sustainable society.

Despite achievements in global development, authoritarian regimes as well as environmental degradation and inequality are on the rise, and we face continuous, and often interrelated, political, environmental and social challenges. We see the need for new global development approaches and processes. In addition, many of the sustainability and developmental challenges are complex and require co-creation and coordination of different actors and disciplines in order to deepen the understanding of those challenges and the possible actions to counter them.


Submission instructions

There are 12 themes for paper proposals. Please read the full description of the themes on the web page Panels before submitting the paper abstract proposal.

TITLE: Spell out words, do not use abbreviations. The title or text is not to indicate the country of origin, unless it is pertinent to the topic.

AUTHORS: Names and surnames for each author must be provided. Do not include degrees or titles. Presenting author’s name will be published in bold.

AFFILIATIONS: Each author should be listed by University/Organisation, Department, and Country. Please make sure to include this complete information in the Affiliation text box.

TEXT: The abstract must be in English and should be a maximum of 400 words, excluding the title.

FIGURE/TABLE: No figure/table/image is allowed.

CONDITIONS: You need to be prepared to present your contribution at the conference. You may send in maximum 3 paper proposals per person. You presentations might add up in the same time slot, and the scientific committee can’t guarantee that changes could be made. If you send in more than one contribution, you need to have co-authors who can step in and make the presentation in case you are “double-booked”. All presenters need to be registered to attend the conference.

It is the author’s responsibility to submit a correct abstract; any errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific fact will be published as typed by the author if accepted.

Only paper abstracts submitted through the submission system will be considered. Please use the below link to submit


Academic Conferences
NorDev 2023 administration
Phone +46 18 67 10 03


Important dates

31 May: Deadline to register for workshop leaders and research presenters
31 July: Deadline to register for conference attendees
21-23 August 2023
: Conference is going on

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