Provisional Programme

'Looking Backwards to Go Forwards? Europe at a Crossroads'

UACES Student Forum Research Conference 2017, Newcastle University

This programme is subject to change.

Breakout sessions and lunch will take place in the Politics Building (37 on campus map available here). Plenary sessions will take place in the Law Building (38 on campus map). Rooms will be confirmed in due course.

Monday 3rd July 2017

08:30 09:00 Registration & morning tea and coffee
09:00 09:15

Welcome Address

09:15 10:45

Roundtable: 'Implications of Brexit from a Local Perspective'

Chair: Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley (Newcastle University)

10:45 11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15 12:45

Breakout Session 1

Panel A – Security and Defence Cooperation in Europe

  • Nele Marianne Ewers-Peter: 'EU-NATO Cooperation: Past, Present and Future for Inter-Organisational Relations'
  • Lee Turpin: 'UK-EU Security and Defence Cooperation: A Neoclassical Realist Approach'
  • Agata Mazurkiewicz: 'NATO and the EU towards Civil-Military Relations in Military Operations'

Panel B – Impacts of EU Candidacy and Accession

  • Pedro Ponte e Sousa: 'Portugal and the Role of Informal Practices in EEC Accession'
  • Hristina Runceva: 'EU Perspectives: Is the EU Trying to Restart the European Integration of the Western Balkans?'
  • Blerim Vela: 'Conceptualising the Impact of the EU Accession Process on the Functioning of National Parliaments in Potential EU Candidate Countries'
12:45 13:45


13:45 15:15

Breakout Session 2

Panel A – Theorising the European Space

  • Antonio Ribeiro: 'The New Intergovernmentalism as a Theory of European Disintegration'
  • Ana Flamind: 'European Decadence, A Perennial Fear: Looking at Historical Discourses of European Decadence'
  • Russell Foster: 'Remembrance of Things Past: Eschatologies of a Post-Union Europe'

Panel B – Conceptualising the EU's Approach to External Migration

  • Rachael Dickson: 'Expanding the Theoretical Framework for Understanding EU Migration Management: Foucault, Governmentality and Domopolitics'
  • Gabor Veto: 'The Structural Asymmetry of the Common European Asylum System'
  • Amy Manktelow: 'Goodbye or See You Soon? An Analysis of Change and Continuity in External Migration Policy between the UK's Entry and Pending Exit from the European Union'
15:15 15:45 Refreshment Break
15:45 17:15

Breakout Session 3

Panel A – Free Movement of Persons and Fundamental Rights

  • Aleksandra Jolkina: 'Europeanisation of Families? Marriages of Convenience and EU Free Movement Law'
  • Charles O'Sullivan: 'The Spectre of the 'Welfare Tourist' within the Judgments of the CJEU'
  • Clare Rice: ''Brexit' and Anti-Discrimination Law in Northern Ireland'
  • Kamila Feddek: 'Europe at a Crossroads – Questions About Legal Status of EU Citizens in the Meaning of EU and UK Law'

Panel B – Contemporary Legal Challenges in Europe

  • Emilie Ghio: 'The EU Incremental Approach to Cross-Border Insolvency: From the Instanbul Convention to the Proposal for a Directive'
  • Eva Saeva: 'Harmful Cyber Operations in the EU Bridging the Gap Between EU and National legal Approaches'
  • Aude Cefaliello: 'The Current European Standstill in Occupational Health and Safety: the Result of Gradual Disengagement by the European Commission Over Past Decades?'





Tuesday 4th July 2017

09:00 09:30 Registration and morning tea and coffee
09:30 11:00

Breakout Session 4

Panel A – Applied EU Studies Theories

  • Chiara Bonaiuti: 'Dynamics and Dysfunctions of the Europeanisation Process fo Arms Transfers Control Regulations:An Institutional Perspective'
  • Ioana Lungu: 'Historical Institutionalism and the Evolution of the EU's Energy Policy'
  • Siddharth Tripathi: 'Does the EU Learn? An Analysis of Police Missions in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan'
  • Michael Amoah: 'European Union Energy Regionalism: An Evolution of a Model Energy Governance Process'

Panel B – Consequences of the Economic and Financial Crisis

  • David Moloney: 'The Bible – The European Council’s Task Force Report on Economic Governance'
  • Senol Arslantaş: 'Radical Left Parties in Europe: Crises of Social Democracy and Representative Democracy Crossed?'
  • Alexandros Kyriakidis: 'The EU Democratic Deficit in the Eurozone Governance before and after the Eurozone Crisis: Lessons Learned or Opportunities Missed?'

Panel C – EU Engagement with Asia and Eurasia

  • Preksha Shree Chhetri: 'The European Union in the Era of Trade Corridors'
  • Maryna Shevtsova: 'Strengthening Civil Society? Unexpected Outcomes of EIDHR Applications in the European Neighborhood (The Cases of Georgia and Ukraine)'
  • Tugce Yildiz: 'The EU’s ‘Actorness’ in Asia: Deficient Supranationalism vs. Effective Intergovernmentalism'
11:00 11:30 Refreshment Break
11:30 13:00

Breakout Session 5

Panel A – The Media and Democracy in Europe

  • Anna Wambach: ''Frankly, the British People Need a Choice': A Critical Discourse Analysis of EU News Coverage during the 2015 General Election Campaign'
  • Alexandra Uibariu: 'Old Wine in New Bottles: Chronic Political Criminality in New Democracies – A Tale of Supposedly-Reformed Communists vs. the Romanian Diaspora'
  • Max Steuer: 'A Different Union Being Created? Newspaper Portrayal of the EU in Crises in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary'

Panel B – EU External Action and Trade

  • Jordi Mas: 'Concluding Inter-regional Agreements: Looking at EU Trade Partners’ Single Voice'
  • Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters: 'The EU as an Interorganisational Influencer? Three Cases'
  • Ragnar Weilandt: 'EU External Action after Brexit'
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:30

Roundtable: 'The Future of European Studies'


Conference closes


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