Call for papers 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS for the fourth workshop of the Nordic Network for Health Policy, Health Management, and Health Services Research

18th – 20th May 2021 (online)

The Nordic network for Health Policy, Health Management, and Health Services Research now invites papers for its fourth workshop!

We invite papers that address topics related to health policy, health management, and health services research in the Nordic countries. The aim of the workshop is to provide a Nordic arena for researchers working on these topics to discuss, share their ideas and network.

A focus on Nordic health systems is particularly relevant due to the increasing importance of health to national and international politics, and the many recent policy initiatives and reforms changing the outline of the Nordic health systems. Through the Nordic network we can share experiences, broaden our knowledge base and find new ways to collaborate.

Deadline for abstracts is on 26th of February 2021. Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) to: Accepted papers will be announced by 20 March, and full papers are to be submitted 2 May. Each paper will be assigned 25-30 minutes during the workshop. This includes a short presentation and a group discussion led by an appointed discussant.

Because of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic the workshop will be held online by using Zoom. To avoid overly long online sessions, we have decided to extend the workshop to run over three afternoons. The workshop runs on 18th – 20th of May on 13-16 EET (12-15 CET, 11-14 GMT). On each of the three afternoon sessions we will have 60 min plenary session and 90 min paper sessions organized into parallel sessions in Zoom’s breakout rooms. The detailed program will follow soon.

Registration will open in March. You may register to the workshop without presenting a paper. Updated information on the workshop will be published at:

The workshop is organized by Tampere University’s Sustainable Welfare Systems research program in collaboration with Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The program committee for the Nordic meeting is: Liina-Kaisa Tynkkynen, Faculty of Social Sciences and Sustainable Welfare Systems -research program, Tampere University; Ilmo Keskimäki, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare; Pål E. Martinussen, Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, Department of Social and Human Sciences, University of Iceland; Karsten Vrangbæk, Department of Political Science / Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen; Ulrika Winblad, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University.