Past ECQI Editions

ECQI 2028

We are currently inviting applications for edition 2028 of ECQI. Applicants should have attended at least one previous edition of ECQI to familiarize them with the ethos of the congress as initiated by our colleagues from ICQI. To secure geographical diversity, we are particularly encouraging partners from East Europe to consider an application for a future edition.

Click here to download the 'expression of interest local host' document. A detailed list with host responsibilities and support offered by ENQI will be sent to eligible candidates. Modalities can be discussed.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please forward them to 

ECQI 2027

Edition 2027 will be organised in the South of Europe. We have a host but would like to keep it secret for now.

ECQI 2026

Edition 2026 will be organised in the South part of Europe. We have a host but will keep it secret for now.

ECQI 2025

Edition 2025 of the ECQI Congress will be hosted by the University of Edinburgh and chaired by Prof. Jonathan Wyatt and Dr. Fiona Murray. Keep your eyes open for more details on this edition in the upcoming weeks.

ECQI 2024

Edition 2024 was hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland and chaired by Prof. Satu Venäläinen and Prof. Meri Kulmala. It ran from 9 to 12 January.  The congress theme was participation, collaboration and co-creation: Qualitative Inquiry across and beyond divides. The abstract book of this edition can be downloaded HERE.  The proceedings booklet can be found below.


ECQI 2023

The sixth edition of ECQI 2023 has taken place in the UK and was chaired by Prof. Nikki Fairchild and Emma Maynard, University of Portsmouth. It ran from Wednesday, 11th January 2023 to Friday 13th January 2023. The congress team was Qualitative Inquiry in the Anthropocene: Affirmative and generative possibilities for (Post)Anthropocentric futures. University of Portsmouth, Hampshire, U.K. Please find below the abstract book and the program from the online sister edition of this event. 

Abstract book

Proceedings booklet

Program Online Sister Event

ECQI 2022

The 5th European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry was hosted as a virtual edition held from the 1st to the 4th of February 2022, by Prof. Karin Hannes and Prof. Fred Truyen from KU Leuven in a MIRO board, interactive environment. 

Abstract book

Proceedings edition 2022

ECQI 2021

Our apologies for potential cross-posting due to privacy regulations related to the maintaining, monitoring and sharing of mailing lists across ECQI events. We are working on this.

Dear Members of the European Network Qualitative Inquiry,

The Norway ECQI2021 team has consistently and carefully monitored the situation with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), paying close attention to any developments, and following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO), national and local public health authorities. We are globally facing unique circumstances due to the pandemic, a situation of limited predictability of how the situation will evolve in the following months. In the framework, however, of this existing fluidity in several sectors worldwide, impacting the realization of any meeting/conference (ex. international travelling, national restrictions for incoming visitors, measures for any group meeting, financial insecurity for participants), we have decided to cancel the realization of the ECQI 2021 in Tromsø. Given that our absolute priority is the health of colleagues, associates and event participants at such unprecedented and challenging times. Prof. Karin Hannes will collaborate with the ENQI steering group for the realization of a virtual congress edition in February 2022. The dates will be 2nd to 4th of February 2022.The preconference day is planned for the 1st of February.

Stay Safe,Stay Healthy and Stay Positive! Thank you for your understanding. 

On behalf of
ECQI team Dr Rita Sørly, NORCE and Dr Marcela Douglas, The Arctic university of Norway
 and Co-steering group members Angelo Benozzo, Marco Gemignano, Philia Issari, Carol Taylor & Jonathan Wyatt 

Prof. Dr. Karin Hannes

ECQI 2020

4th European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Chaired by Prof. Ruth Falzon
University of Malta

Download the book of abstracts

Download the proceedings

ECQI 2019

3rd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Chaired by Prof. Jonathan Wyatt
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Download the book of abstracts

Download the proceedings

ECQI 2018

2nd European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

chaired by Prof. Karin Hannes
KU Leuven, Belgium

Download the book of abstracts

Download the proceedings

Poster ECQI 2018

ECQI 2017

1st European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry

Chaired by Prof. Karin Hannes, Prof. Dimitri Mortelmans, Prof. Peter Stevens, Prof. Ann Heylighen, Prof. Bernadette Dierckx-deCasterlé & Prof. Liesbeth Huybrechts, interuniversity consortium hosted at KU Leuven.

Download the book of abstracts

Download the proceedings

Poster ECQI 2017

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