UACES Graduate Forum Conference 2018

Leuven, Belgium

12-13 July 2018

Call for Papers deadline: 8 April 2018

An Actor on Multiple Stages: the EU as a Local, Regional and Global Power

Since its inception, the EU has grown into a more complex political, legal and regulatory object that affects numerous aspects of its citizens' lives. The organisation has also grown into an actor that is relevant at the regional and even global level. The different stages on which the EU is present are reflected in the challenges it is facing: Brexit, Russia's awakening, the future of the eurozone etc.

UACES is more than ever embracing the complexity and the diversity of European studies; and this conference organised by the UACES Graduate Forum is no exception.

We invite submissions of abstracts from PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) in the field of European Studies, which includes disciplines such as Political Science, Law, International Relations, History, Economics, Sociology, Geography and Anthropology.

Some of the questions the conference will address include:

  • What is the impact of the EU on one or more of these "stages"?
  • Are there challenges to the EU's ability to bring about change?
  • Can the EU survive on multiple stages at once?
About the Conference

This annual two-day research conference provides a friendly environment for doctoral students and ECRs to present their work, receive feedback and dialogue with each other. Funding is available for participants.

Research presentations will be complemented by a keynote address and roundtable discussion. Speakers will be announced on this page. Last year saw a practitioner-led roundtable on the local implications of Brexit on the North-East of England, and a roundtable with leading European Studies scholars on the future of the discipline. (learn more).

As the flagship event of the UACES Graduate Forum (formerly: UACES Student Forum), the conference is a prime venue for networking with colleagues and presenting innovative research.

This conference is organised with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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