South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences |  Mikkeli, Finland 

18th-21st April, 2023


War, climate change and economic instability pose unpredictable security threats in today’s world. Are societies safe, and safe for whom? In the second World Convention of the network (In)Justice International taking place in Mikkeli, Finland, we tackle the question from the perspective of minorities and others with marginal positions in societies and mainstream cultures.

We ask in the convention, how does increased insecurity affect people in marginal positions due to their Indigenous backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality, disability and illness, socio-economic position and class? We also want the convention to inquire or examine if these insecure individuals are left to struggle by themselves and why. Are they excluded from existing security networks, or are there any networks at all? How do these global, dangerous developments affect their sense of safety, trust in society and abilities to use welfare services? And how are their needs met?

We call for abstracts for presentations in the conference by scholars, NGOs, barristers and practitioners in the fields of sociology and social policy, anthropology, geography, critical economics, political sciences and criminology, gender studies, youth studies and disability studies.  Abstracts or proposed talks from people who have ‘lived’ experience of this desperation or have reported upon it would also be welcome.


1 . Climate Change, Insecurity and Danger

2. War, Refugees and Migration: What Happens Next?

3. Indigenous People and Ethnic minorities at the Margins of Safety and Security

4. Disability, Illness and Safety Infringements in an ‘Ableist’ World

5. Gender and Sexuality in a Heteronormative Time of War

6. Global Crisis as a Generational Experience and the Insecure Futures of the Young


The Streams are organised into two sessions of four presentations (given online, in-person or pre-recorded).  Presentations are for 15 minutes only.  After a session of four talks, the audience (online or in-person) will be organised into workshop breakout rooms to conduct a discussion on what they have heard and what questions they have for the presenters.  After 10-15 minutes all will return for a Q&A session.


You can send an abstract to by December 15th 2022. Acceptance will be informed by January 31st 2023. As this is a hybrid Convention, you can present either onsite, on-line or pre-recorded (to primarily overcome time differentials).

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