This year's ECER offered high quality sessions in the network, several participants in the network meeting commended the high level of theorisation in presentations and discussions, and emphasised the good quality of research presented. The rise in submission numbers from last year was not repeated, the network received a similar number of proposals as earlier years. The network had a special call out, which attracted much interest, half of the total number of submissions to the network was sent to the special call. The convenor team decided to form two special call sessions, to which 6 papers were selected. Papers not selected were programmed in ordinary network sessions. This year, the network had not joint sessions with other networks. The network had planned a collaboration day on the Monday before ECER, and applied for network project funding to cover extra costs for member participating in the collaboration day and seed funding for ideas that came up during the day. The funding was not approved, why the network could not realise these plans. However, since space could be created within the conference, we were able to include a shorter collaboration event, which provided network members with an opportunity to meet and discuss collaboration in a freer form. Although time was a bit tight, we were able to identify a couple of good ideas to take forward to future conference sessions, and initiate research collaboration among network members.