Hosting the UACES Conference in 2020

UACES is looking for a host for our 50th Annual European Studies Conference in 2020.

The UACES Annual Conference reaches its landmark 50th year in 2020. The conference has a strong tradition as an interdisciplinary research conference which welcomes papers from all areas of contemporary European Studies including Political Science, Economics, Law, Geography, History and Sociology.

In recent years, the conference has grown in size and potential hosts for the 2020 conference will need to be able to accommodate at least 400 participants over three days. Recent hosts have included Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2017), Queen Mary University of London (2016), and University of Deusto, Bilbao (2015).

Download further information about our requirements for the conference

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How to Apply

Applying to host the UACES annual conference is a three-step process:

1. In the first instance, please complete the Expression of Interest form found below. The deadline is 30 September 2017.

2. Our Committee will then invite some of the Applicants to submit the more detailed Application form. The deadline is 31 January 2018.

3. Finally, for the applications that we are still considering, we will undertake site visits during Spring 2018.



Please find below, a summary of our schedule for selecting the venue for the 2020 conference.


30 September 2017 Deadline to submit the Expression of Interest form Download form
Mid-October 2017 Contact all applicants – invite some to submit the Application form  
31 January 2018 Deadline to submit the Application form Download form
Mid-March 2018 Contact all remaining applicants to let them know if the Committee would like to take their application forward, or not  
Spring 2018 Undertake evaluation site visits  
Late June 2018 Announce who will be hosting the 2020 Annual Conference  

Whilst only some applicants will be invited to submit the Application form, we have made it available in advance, as it provides some indication of what we are looking for, and allows you to prepare in anticipation of positive interest from the UACES Committee.

Please contact the UACES Office or the UACES Secretary if you have any questions.

Finally, please browse the website for the 2016 Annual Conference in London.