Call for Papers

The School of Health (ESS) and the School of Business Administration (ESCE) of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (IPS), in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Center for History, Cultures and Societies (CIDEHUS), are pleased to announce the 6th International Seminar on Social Vulnerabilities and Health.
The seminar will focus on the complex and multifaceted phenomenon of migration in an increasingly globalized world. It will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by migrants, including discrimination, xenophobia, exploitation, and limited access to basic services. It will also discuss the concept of global citizenship and its importance for promoting social inclusion, sustainable development, and peace.
We invite researchers and other professionals from various fields of knowledge, national and international, to submit abstracts to be presented in the parallel sessions. Abstracts should be up to 300 words in Portuguese, English or Spanish and should clearly state the research question, methodology, and findings. Abstracts should be submitted using the official form, before the deadline (see below).
In addition to the participants' communications, the seminar will also feature thematic panels with national and international speakers. These panels will address a variety of topics related to migration and global citizenship. We encourage researchers and other professionals interested in participating in the seminar to submit their abstracts.

Submission rules

  • Participants are invited to submit an abstract via the abstract submission form.
  • The abstract cannot exceed 300 words; it must clearly present the research problem, methodology and main results / conclusions.
  • The works are identified by the title, author (s) and respective affiliation; can be submitted and presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish.
  • An author cannot subscribe to more than two works.
  • The rules for formatting complete articles are presented in another separator/menu item.

Important dates

Abstract submission: until september 8th, 2024.
Notification of acceptance: until september 30th, 2024.
Registration: until october 6th, 2024.
Event: october 10, 11 and 12, 2024.
Submission of complete papers: (to be defined).
Publication of e-book: (to be defined).

Thematic Areas

The seminar is divided into the following thematic areas, however, work in other areas may be accepted as long as they are framed with the theme of the seminar:

  • (Re)visit migratory routes
  • Migratory routes: Portugal and the world
  • Global citizenship: challenges and opportunities
  • Health and well-being of migrants

The organizing committee invites the submission of communication proposals for the parallel sessions (publication of proceedings with complete articles after the event).


Participation in the seminar requires registration. The registration is free. (Regristation form will be available after the abstracts evaluation results communication)