Call for Proposals


HDCA 2023 Conference
“Vulnerability, human development and cooperative re-building in turbulent times”

11-13 September, 2023
Sofia, Bulgaria

Organized by

the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPS-BAS), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Open Society Institute – Sofia (OSIS), Trust for Social Achievement (TSA), and Sustainable Cooperation (SCOOP).

The annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) brings together people from all over the world from different disciplines and fields interested in human development and the capabilities approach.

The hosts of the 2023 HDCA Conference cordially invite submissions of proposals. In addition to papers on the conference theme, papers on all core HDCA topics are welcome. The conference will also be a meeting place for the HDCA’s thematic groups and regional networks. The Call for Proposals is attached. The deadline for submitted abstracts is February 15, 2023.

The venue of the conference will be Sofia University (

More information about the conference is available on the conference webpage:

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