Porto • Portugal

2 - 5 September

Important Dates

Call for submissions opens: November 15, 2019

Deadline for abstract submission: January 15, 2020 February 9, 2020

Notification of acceptance or rejection: March 15, 2020

Deadline for early registration: May 1, 2020 May 31, 2020 June 7, 2020

Registration fees

EARA members will benefit from reduced fees for the 2020 conference. Become an EARA member here.

EARA will offer 50 conference grants (APPLICATION FORM) of €100 to junior participants. Details on criteria and application are available here.

Reduced participation fees are available for delegates from selected countries based on GDP by capita. For more information contact eara2020@fpce.up.pt (subject: reduced fees).




Early bird
June 7th 2020

Late registration
July 15th 2020

After July 16th 2020

EARA members

€ 190

€ 225

€ 260

Non EARA members

€ 280

€ 315

€ 350

EARA members

€ 95

€ 130

€ 165

Non EARA members

€ 145

€ 180

€ 215

With 'student' we mean those who are currently working on pre-doctorate levels or have obtained their doctoral degree within the last two years (i.e . 2018-2019).

Please note that the presentation of submissions implies the registration at the EARA full conference. There are no one-day fees.


Everyone is welcome to register to the pre-conference workshops. Some workshops may give precedence to students - that is, to those who are currently working at the pre-doctorate level or have obtained the doctoral degree in the last two years (i.e., 2018-2019) - if enough spots do not exist for all those interested. All pre-conference workshops will be held on September 2, during the morning. Registration fee for EARA members is 20€ and for non-EARA members is 30€. Information about the workshops is available HERE.

Cancellation policy

Registrations can be cancelled by email to eara2020@fpce.up.pt (subject "cancellation").
Written cancellation received until July 30th, 2020 is eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fee.
Registrations cancelled after this date, or any fail to attend the conference for any reason whatsoever, are no longer eligible for a refund.

EARA2020 terms & conditions HERE.



Guidelines for submissions

Submissions are welcome on the following themes:

  1. 1 - Close relationships, emotions and adjustment
  2. 2 - Identity and cultural diversity
  3. 3 - Health, sexuality, and demographic changes
  4. 4 - Education, and future work prospects
  5. 5 - Schools, communities, and inequalities
  6. 6 - Digital culture, ICT and adolescents development
  7. 7 - Citizenship and political participation
  8. 8 - Immigrant and refugee adolescents/families and ethnic relations
  9. 9 - Adolescents and environmental/climate changes
  10. 10 - Methodological developments and innovation
  11. 11 - Psychosocial intervention: Evidence-based practice and practice-base evidence

  12. Although the organization calls for contributions on these themes, other topics relevant to adolescent and youth development are welcome.

Presentation Formats and Guidelines for abstract submission

Authors are encouraged to submit proposals for presentation on the following formats.

Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.

Abstracts on individual papers and posters should report about well-designed research with clearly sustained research questions as well as preliminary, expected or final results. In the case of a research synthesis or review (systematic review, meta-analysis) focused on topics relevant for the conference, a well-developed aim, research questions and method should be presented.

Abstracts on symposia should be thematically coherent and integrate research presentations on important topics in the adolescent and youth research field, at least from three different countries.

Number of submissions is limited to 2 as first/presenting author. There are no limits for the presentations that one can co-author and no limits for the role of discussant.
At least one presenting author for each accepted submission must be registered for the conference.


Individual paper


How to submit your work?

1) To submit, go to the online submission and registration system;

2) Create your account, using your email address as your username. Please be aware that the information you enter when creating your account will be used for official communication and for emitting the attendance certificates. Please ensure correct spelling of names, affiliated institutions, and so forth.

3) Submit your abstract, choosing one of the following presentation formats: Poster, Individual paper, Symposium. For ease of organizing the program, authors are expected to choose the theme that most closely matches their presentations from the list above. Also they will be asked to indicate whether their presentation is appropriate for a practitioners audience.

4) Your submission will undergo double-blind peer review and the results will be returned to you until March 15, 2020. Please note that there will be a limited number of oral presentations. If your presentation is suited for graphic and visual presentation, please choose the Poster format.

5) If your abstract is accepted you will be invited to register for the conference. A notification email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at EARA2020@fpce.up.pt

6) To register use the online submission and registration system.