2024 Global Conference on Transparency Research Holds in Belgium


The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Brussels, in collaboration with the Université de Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland, will host the 8th Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR) from May 15 to 17, 2024 in Brussels, Belgium.

The GCTR stands as a beacon for leading scholars worldwide, uniting them in a collective pursuit to deepen our comprehension of the far-reaching impact and intricate implications of transparency policies in governmental affairs, whether through direct or indirect channels. An interdisciplinary endeavor, the GCTR serves as a convergence for scholars from diverse fields, spanning sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, communication sciences, business, history, philosophy, and law, all in pursuit of the profound intricacies of governmental transparency.

The call for panels has opened and ideas for panels can be proposed to Vincent Mabillard (vincent.mabillard@ulb.be).

Proposals should be concise, not exceeding a page, and must encapsulate the core themes and topics that will be explored by the panel’s presenters. Ideally, panel chairs should already have a curated list of five to six presenters committed to this intellectual journey, as they will play a crucial role in assessing and selecting the abstracts received.

As part of this academic celebration, the conference organizers are committed to supporting three or four passionate researchers who yearn to be a part of this transformative event. However, certain eligibility criteria are to be met such as: applicants must hold a PhD or an equivalent qualification; they should not be affiliated with a university located in EU member states, the UK, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, the United States, or Canada; their research endeavors should be primarily focused on transparency issues; prior attendance at this conference is not allowed and proficiency in English is a prerequisite.

Applications for this prestigious research grant can be submitted to Vincent Mabillard at vincent.mabillard@ulb.be between September 15 and November 1, 2023. The application package should encompass a comprehensive CV, a list of publications, three references, a succinct one-page letter of motivation, and an abstract, not exceeding one page in length, detailing the research work that will be presented at the conference. The selection process is scheduled for November, and the results will be conveyed in early December.

Interested persons should visit the Conference Website.