The European Divorce Network has been organizing annual conferences since 2002. The first conference took place in Florence, Italy, and was followed by a second conference in Tilburg, the Netherlands. We are delighted that twenty years later the conference will be back in the Netherlands! This year’s divorce conference will take place in Utrecht on 12-13th October, 2023.

The conference will be hosted by Utrecht University (UU) and the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW). It will take place on site to facilitate the exchange of ideas and the cohesion of the network. We invite all scholars working in the fields of sociology, demography, and related disciplines to contribute to the conference. The deadline for abstract submission has passed. We aim to make a decision by June 1st, 2023.

The format will consist of oral and poster presentations available to all attendees (i.e., no parallel sessions). As in previous years, the registration fee and conference dinner are covered by the network. Travel, lunch and accomodation are at your own expense.

Utrecht can be easily reached by train, as many international trains make a stop in Utrecht. There is also a connection to Schiphol Airport. For more information, see Travel. We are also pleased to let you know that we have made agreements with several hotels near the conference venue. For more information, see Accomodation.

We hope to see many of you,

The organizing committee
Vera de Bel
Anne Brons
Bram Hogendoorn
Matthijs Kalmijn
Aat Liefbroer
Anne-Rigt Poortman