European Academy of Sociology - Introduction
The European Academy of Sociology is a fellowship of respected scholars with expertise in many different areas of sociology, united around the common concern to promote rigorous standards in sociology. The European integration necessitates the development of common standards of excellence, via various bodies of private and governmental evaluation and accreditation. The Academy provides a forum for the formulation of minimum requirements and its fellows are willing to offer their services for international bodies of accreditation and evaluation.
The yearly Academy Lecture is routinely published in the European Sociological Review. At times, this printed version is shortened. Pdf files of the original contribution can be found under "Academy lectures"