EU foreign policy in a contested international environment | NORTIA Conference

Poznan, Poland

5-7 June 2019

EU foreign policy in a contested international environment

Call for papers for 2nd NORTIA conference
5-7 June 2019 in Poznan


The NORTIA research symposium focuses on the EU's foreign policy in the context of enhanced contestation over global norms and values. It aims to assess the implications for the EU and for its foreign policy of direct and diffuse challenges to the Union's preferred liberal world order. It further aims to address in what ways the changing external context constrains and/or enables EU foreign policy. We welcome papers that analyse potential changes in the EU's own position in response to the contestation over global norms as well as papers examining to what extent and on what basis external actors as well as broader systemic forces challenge the EU's policies and perspectives. Contributions may focus for example on the EU's relations with specific actors or regimes, including changing relationships with old and new partners (such as for example Russia, China, Turkey, India, Brazil, South Africa) as well as non-state actors (civil society organisations or international organisations). We also welcome papers addressing how global contestation affects the contents and structure of specific EU policies in issue areas such as the for example security, development, external migration, as well as the connection between such external policies.

We welcome paper proposals by 15 April. Please send your proposal to Helene Sjursen:

The workshop is going to take place in the framework of the 2nd NORTIA network conference, 5-7 June 2019 in Poznan. It brings together the NORTIA members for our annual research and teaching exchange on European foreign policy and offers exchange opportunities with policy-makers and other experts. For more info see NORTIA: Network on Research and Teaching in EU Foreign Affairs

Two bursaries for UACES members will be available to support the participation of non-NORTIA members . Please indicate in your application, if you would like to apply for one of those spots.


NORTIA also aims to assist early career scholars in attending professional conferences. We are therefore pleased to be offer up to three bursaries for early career scholars (PhD students + < 5 years after PhD) to attend the NORTIA network conference. In order to participate in the competitive selection for these NORTIA bursaries, please include a short motivation note (250 words) in your paper proposal submission.

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