Inaugural workshop of the UACES CRN on the European Energy Policy

Norwich, United Kingdom

25-26 June 2015

The newly created UACES Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on the 'European Energy Policy' invites abstracts for its inaugural workshop, which will take place at the Norwich Business School of the University of East Anglia in June 2015.

The two-day workshop aims to investigate energy policy in the EU from a multi-disciplinary perspective. We intend to explore the following related issues:

  • The complexity of the European energy policy given its cross-cutting nature. The relation and tension between the different goals of the European energy policy (competitiveness, environmental protection and fight against climate change, and energy security).
  • The challenges for multi-level governance in the EU policy making and implementation considering the spectrum of public, private and third sector actors involved in these processes.
  • The internal-external nexus of all the dimensions of EU energy policy, often requiring the coordination of internal policies with relevant external actors and an EU's active role in the institutions of global energy governance. 

We invite research papers (maximum of 6,000 words) from doctoral students, early-career as well as more established academics, and practitioners from across a range of disciplines of social sciences such as environmental studies, public policy analysis, international relations scholars, economic perspectives, management studies, history, geography and legal studies.

In addition to debating the issues above, we also plan to spend time developing a number of collaborative publication projects.

Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words to Dr Jenny Fairbrass ( by Friday 20th March 2015.  Please state clearly which of the CRN's main themes above your paper addresses. You will be notified if your application has been successful by 15th April 2015.  

Limited funding will be available to assist with expenses for doctoral and early career academics.

Please contact any of the CRN coordinators if you require further information about the research workshop:

Dr. Jenny Fairbrass, University of East Anglia:

Dr. Anna Herranz-Surrall├ęs, Maastricht University:

Dr. Israel Solorio, Freie Universit├Ąt

Co-convenors of the UACES CRN on the European Energy Policy, 2015 to 2018 

Further information about the University Association for Contemporary European Studies can be found at 

Further information about the UACES-CRN on the 'European Energy Policy' can be found at

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