Frequently Asked Questions
Please follow the links below to find an answer to your question. If your question is not included, please do not hesitate to contact the conference team.
The programme will evolve. Please check back regularly.
For updates on confirmed speakers in the four big plenary sessions it is worth checking our news section and to follow us on Twitter @EADINORDIC2017.
For a general outlook of the programme structure please take a look below.
The conference is a joint partnership between EADI (European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes), NFU (Norwegian Association of Development Research) and the University of Bergen (UiB).
The EADI NORDIC 2017 provides a public forum for academic exchange, reflection and debate on pressing global and developmental questions. We invite scholars, policymakers and practitioners to engage in new approaches to understand global challenges and reflect on paths forward.
In order to keep yourself updated on all issues concerning the EADI NORDIC 2017, we recommend you to subscribe to our conference eNewsletter. This website will be updated regularly, too.
The submission process is a three stage process:
1. Submission and review of abstract
2. Upload of paper, review of the paper
3. Upload of final paper for accepted papers.
16 January 2014: deadline for abstracts
28 February 2017: notification of abstract acceptance
31 May 2017: deadline for full papers
30 June 2017: notification of paper acceptance
17 July 2017: deadline for final papers
Conference: 21 – 23 August 2017
Create a new Account: You have to create a user account in order to use any facilities of the Online Submission Tool. Go to the Online Submission Tool and follow the “Register New” link. After filling in the required fields of the web form, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with your account details. You do not have to create a new user account for each paper you submit. The same user account can be used for multiple submissions.
Login to the Online Submission System: Depending on the phase of the submission and review process you will see different options after logging in. If you have already submitted papers, you can always access the list with your submissions and see their status. If you have forgotten your password a new one can be obtained through the “Forgotten your password?” link.
Submit a New Contribution: Select “Your Submissions” and select the Working Group Session or Panel where you want to submit your abstract. You will also have the possibility to update your submission and upload newer versions until the submission deadline. A paper upload facility will be available after acceptance of your abstract. A number will be assigned to your submission, please use this number for further reference.
Paper Upload: Login to your Conftool account, then go to “Your submissions”, select the submission where you would like to upload a paper. On the right navigation, click on “Upload”. Then you can upload your paper.
Update Contribution Details: Until the submission deadline, you can update your contribution details, upload new versions of the contribution, or withdraw the contribution. The last uploaded version at the time of the submission deadline will be considered for review, unless the contribution is withdrawn.
The Conference Team has set formatting standards for the submission of final papers. They are:
Font Size 11
Line Spacing 1.5
Margins 2.54 (top, bottom, left and right)
New Paragraph indented
Reference Style you can choose your own reference style as long as it is coherent and clear
Bibliography placed at the end of the paper; footnotes should appear at the bottom of the relevant page; bibliographical references should be checked for accuracy
Abstract not more than 500 words
Number of Words not more than 8000 words
Yes. You have to register in advance if you wish to participate at all sessions and panels of the conference. Registration will open in spring 2017. Please check back for detailed information on registration packages.
Unfortunately we are not in a position to reimburse travel costs, unless you are applying for one of our limited number of bursaries with specific criteria for eligibility. One criterion is that the paper of the applicant is accepted by the conference committee. Information on procedure will be published in early 2017.
There will be no collected volume of conference proceedings edited by EADI. However, if you are interested to publish your paper we encourage you to submit it to the
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. It is published five times a year by Palgrave/McMillan on behalf of EADI. The EDJR is recognized by the International Social Science Citation Index. Chief Editor is Spencer Henson, University of Guelph, Canada and Institute of Development Studies, UK.
EADI offers two publication possibilities:
The series seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. Editors are Maja Bucar, Vice-Dean and Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia / Andy Mold
Senior Economic Affairs Officer at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
The European Journal of Development Research (EJDR) is a multi-disciplinary journal that seeks to broaden our understanding of the processes that advance or impede human development, whether from a political, economic, sociological or anthropological perspective. It is published five times a year by Palgrave/McMillan on behalf of EADI. The EDJR is recognized by the International Social Science Citation Index. Chief Editor is Spencer Henson, University of Guelph, Canada and Institute of Development Studies, UK
We cordially invite individual paper presenters and panel organisers to consider these products as a possibility to publish conference papers, as an outcome of panels and working group sessions. The editors of both publications are happy to answer your questions.
Travel to/from/in Bergen
Yes, if your are a registered and confirmed presenter.
In order to receive a letter to apply for a visa, you need to make sure to create an account on ConfTool. As an author of a paper or as a presenter you will already have an account.
When creating an account you will be asked to enter your name, contact data and passport number. Only if all this information is provided, we will be able to issue a letter for you!
While a flight from Oslo takes less than an hour, going by train or by car you will need more than 6 hours.
Mind that for cars there is an electronic toll paying system (Autopass) used on Norwegian highways.
Let’s assume you are somewhere else than in Norway. Most probably, you will first arrive by airplane. There is a Bergen Airport Bus shuttling every 10 (15 on Saturdays; different frequency on Sundays) minutes between airport and city centre. You can purchase a return ticket online (students are granted discounts!).
Another option is to take a taxi. The stand is located just outside the terminal. If you prefer renting a car, please have a look on the official website for Bergen and the region, where they provide information and recommendations for transport alternatives.
Once in the city centre, you can use the public transport (see How do I get around in Bergen below) to get to the converence venue, at
Scandic Bergen City
Bergen is one of the smallest European cities to have both tram and trolleybus (electric urban transport system) simultaneously. Hence, you will benefit a lot from using the public transport. Consider purchasing a Bergen Card in order to travel for free with Skyss’ busses and Bergen Light Railway in the city centre and the entire Bergen region. Mind, that Bergen Card does NOT include transportation from or to the airport!
There are also several taxi companies you can take advantage of:
- Bergen Taxi – Dial: 07000
- Norges Taxi – Dial: 08000
In Bergen, benefiting from the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, you will find mild weather compared to the rest of Norway. Temperatures can reach up to 17°C/ 63°F in August.
However, don’t miss to bring your umbrella and a rain jacket: Due to rain clouds regularly being trapped by the surrounding mountains, Bergen is wetter than other areas.
The currency used is named Norwegian Krone (NOK). Foreign currency is not accepted everywhere, but credit cards are widely accepted. To roughly estimate the exchange rate, it could help to divide prices by 10 (for EUR/GDP/USD).
That’s basically up to you! As restaurants, hotels and taxi drivers charge with a service fee already included, no tip is expected. In restaurants and bars, you can optionally tip an extra 5-10% if you wish to express your satisfaction. If you’re overwhelmed by the service, you can of course tip more or express it by other measures.
Hopefully, you won’t find yourself in such a situation but in case you do:
- Police – Dial 112
- Ambulance – Dial 113
- Fire Brigade – Dial 110
Bergen provides plenty of information for visitors on its official tourism website.
If you wonder what other things you can do, since you have made it so far, the website lists up quite a few activities, among which you should definitely try the sightseeing by boat. Don’t miss on Hardangerfjord with its waterfall Vøringsfossen or the glacier Folgefonna.
You can also check out our photo gallery of Bergen.