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We are pleased to announce the upcoming international and interdisciplinary conference on “14 Years of pairfam – Résumé and Outlook of the German Family Panel”, to be held from May 11 to May 13, 2022 in Munich, Germany, and online. Save the dates and mark your calendar!

Since 2008 the pairfam project provides large representative longitudinal datasets to be used by the scientific community for analyzing close relationships and family dynamics in Germany from a multi-actor perspective. This official closing conference is part of the scientific program of the pairfam project, which has been funded by the German Research Foundation across 14 years. For further information see

Our final conference addresses all main themes of pairfam including

  • issues of partnership,
  • parenthood,
  • intergenerational relationships,
  • parenting and child development
  • current topics like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Invited presentations by internationally renowned scientists will focus on the scientific achievements of the pairfam project for interdisciplinary family research as well as the panel’s future as part of the FReDA data infrastructure. We invite submissions of papers and posters presenting research on the panel’s key themes. Contributions based on pairfam data are particularly welcome.



Please submit an abstract until November 1st, 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the final format of the conference will depend on government restrictions in May 2022. We are currently planning a hybrid event allowing for both on-site and online participation. Given limitations in the number of participants, we encourage early registration. We are looking forward to numerous submissions and an exciting conference.

Further information on the scientific program, conference organization and registration will be available shortly.

Abstract Submission:

Interested researchers as well as young scientists are invited to submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation. For abstract submission, please send a word document (in English), including the following information:

  • Title of the contribution
  • Full name, institutional affiliation, and contact details of the presenting author
  • Abstract of no more than 300 words, describing your topic and hypothesis, methods and main results (including a note on whether you used pairfam data, and if so, which data)
  • Complete address of the presenter, including e-mail address

Please submit your abstract until November 1st, 2021 to .

Notifications of acceptance will be mailed until December 1st, 2021.

Conference Venue:

Our Conference Center “Kardinal Wendel Haus” at the Catholic Academy Bavaria is nicely located in “Schwabing”, a culturally and socially lively famous quarter of Munich, next to the magnificent “English Garden”. For further information see

Important Dates:

November 1st, 2021: Deadline for abstract submission

December 1st, 2021: Notification of acceptance

January 31st, 2022: Deadline for registration

Conference Team:

Prof. Dr. Sabine Walper, Dr. Philipp Alt, Julia Reim, M.A. and Svenja Geissler, M.Sc.
University of Munich
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Leopoldstr. 13
80802 Munich/Germany

Abstract Submission, Registration and Questions:


Dr. Philipp Alt, Julia Reim, M.A. and Svenja Geissler, M.Sc.