Our special call for the conference was titled 'Return of the nation? Sociologies of education in an era of rising nationalism and populism'. We received a good amount of high quality contributions, and once the conference was cancelled, the coordinators of the special call decided to submit a special issue proposal inviting the authors of the best submissions to the European Education Research Journal. The proposal was positively received by the editorial board. The planned date of publication for the special issue is early 2022.
We see the need to find ways to reconnect with network members. Therefore we plan to organize a series of webinars in cooperation with other European sociology of education research networks (e.g. Leading Education @ Democratic Schools network, the Privatopia network) with an emphasis on comparative sociological research in European education. We plan to have a virtual network meeting connected to one of these seminars. We also plan to lunch a bi-monthly newsletter for the network members.