GKA SOCIAL 2022 |  July, 14-15 | Madrid, Spain

10th International Conference on Social Sciences in collaboration with Universidad Autónoma de Madrid 

Highlighted theme
Scientific Coordination
Key Dates
Proposal submission

Highlighted Theme

Environmental policy: sustainability, consumption, waste, and the effects on human and environmental equity

Environmental policy, especially that which is related to sustainability and sustainable development, is a broad, controversial and even elastic concept in its meanings and connotations. Therefore, this year, the X International Conference of Social Sciences focuses on examining this topic from a systemic perspective, trying to extract its fundamental elements and generating conclusions about the human and environmental effects of sustainability or that genuine interest in satisfying current needs without compromising the capacity of future generations. There is no doubt that the search for sustainability, from economic, social, cultural, political and ecological perspectives, demands the articulation of the criteria that approach development from official authorities together with grassroots initiatives. It also calls for considering the symbiosis between local and global aspects, with the purpose of approaching intergenerational and intragenerational equity. Ultimately, this event aims to reflect on this theme, in terms of connections, relationships and contexts.

Main themes:

  1. Public management and governance of sustainability
  2. Equity and principles of distributive justice
  3. Citizenship and intercultural education
  4. Local communities and sustainable development
  5. Law and legislation
  6. Policies and projects to address inequalities
  7. Sustainable tourism
  8. Urban planning and land use planning
  9. Innovation, infrastructure and technologies
  10. Migratory movements and international cooperation
  11. Biodiversity and water resources
  12. Climate action
  13. Renewable energies
  14. Moral and ethical duties of sustainability

Other themes:

  • Cultural studies.
  • History, geography, human beings and the environment.
  • Development and transformation of social structures.
  • Ideals and practices of civil society.
  • Power, authority and governance.
  • Global connections and exchanges.
  • Creation, expansion and interaction of economic systems.
  • Science, technology and innovation.

Scientific Coordination

Permanent Scientific Director

Prof. Rafael Cabrera Collazo, PhD
Inter-American University of Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico)

Rafael L. Cabrera Collazo has a PhD in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He is Full Professor of History in this same institution. He has been a visiting professor at universities in Cuba, Mexico, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Colombia, where he has given seminars on semiotics and visual culture – these being his areas of expertise and research. He currently participates in several academic research networks related to studies into representations of mass media.

He is a member of scientific editorial committees at universities in Spain, Colombia, Argentina a­­nd the Dominican Republic. These integrate national and international professional associations of historians and scholars of social sciences and visual culture – one being the Puerto Rican Association of Historians (of which he was a founding partner and President between 2001 and 2004) and the other, the International Society of Visual Culture, based in Madrid (where he is currently the Scientific Director on its executive committee).

He has written one book himself, entitled The drawings of progress: the caricature of Filardi and the criticism of Munocist developmentalism, 1950-1960,  and has co-authored three others. He has collaborated with others published in specialised journals and articles in arbitrated books in Mexico and Spain concerning the cultural history of cinema, and the sociability and manipulation of mass media.

Article publication

Speakers may submit an article for FREE publication, according to the evaluation of the scientific committee, in the journal:

Cover of VISUAL REVIEW. International Visual Culture Review

SOCIAL REVIEW. International Social Sciences Review

SOCIAL REVIEW. International Social Sciences Review publishes articles written in rigorous academic approach. The focus of the articles can range from empirical contributions and case studies to a wide range of research on multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary practices, as well as reflections on sociological knowledge and applicable methodologies. We welcome research articles, reflective articles, review articles, reviews, and also proposals for the publication of monographs (special issues). The journal has an anonymous peer review process (double-blind) and publishes texts written in Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Indexation: REDIB, EBSCO, Dialnet

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Key dates

1st Call for papers

April 27, 2022

Early Registration

May 9, 2022

FINAL Call for papers

June 27, 2022

FINAL Registration

July 8, 2022

How to participate


Submit your proposal

To fill in the submission form you will need the following information: title, short abstract (max. 300 words), long abstract (for the Proceedings Book), keywords, language of the paper, main author’s data and co-authors’ data.


Register for the conference

The scientific committee will review your proposal within 2-3 weeks and will send you an e-mail notification. Once your proposal has been accepted, you will need to make your registration payment for the conference.


Submit your paper

Speakers will be able to submit an article for FREE publication in a GKA Journal, as evaluated by the scientific committee. See the guidelines at this link.


Prepare your presentation

The conference program will be published a few weeks before the start of the event. Check the day, time and room where your paper has been scheduled. Download the template and review the guidelines for the type of presentation you have chosen.

Proposal submission

Final deadline:
June 27, 2022.

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Virtual presentations


Presentación en directo.
Duración: 15 min.


El ponente entrará en directo en una sala virtual de la plataforma ZOOM – junto a otros ponentes de la misma temática – y expondrá su trabajo durante un máximo de 15 minutos, con el apoyo de diapositivas (por ejemplo, PowerPoint). Cada sala contará con un moderador y al final de la sesión se abrirá un espacio de 20 minutos para preguntas de los asistentes virtuales.


Presentación grabada.
Duración: 5 min.


Esta opción es ideal para aquellos que no puedan participar en vivo en el congreso. Esta opción permite al autor adjuntar un vídeo de 5 minutos en el momento de enviar su propuesta. El vídeo será publicado en la videoteca del congreso y estará disponible para todos los asistentes del evento. Importante: es necesario que el video tenga una exposición oral.


Before registering, check the frequently asked questions and our cancellation policy.

Registration as a listener is free of charge, but it is necessary to register for the conference before July 8, 2022.


The program is provisional and will be updated shortly.

You can consult the program of the previous edition at the following link.

Thursday, July 14
Keynote Sessions
Poster Session
Thematic Parallel Sessions
Friday, July 15
Keynote Sessions
Poster Session
Thematic Parallel Sessions