The Centre for European Research, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is pleased to announce its first international conference as part of the NEXTEUK Project on the future of UK-EU relations, co-funded by the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Programme. This two-day conference will take place in London on 29 and 30 June 2020. It will gather academics from various disciplines and policy experts with a focus on the multi-faceted components and processes of Brexit from a European integration perspective. NEXTEUK offers a structured space for academic and policy reflections on the future of the EU-UK relationship and explores new avenues for enhanced academic and policy cooperation between the EU and the UK. The academic programme will be complemented by keynotes and a policy roundtable, and will provide a networking opportunity between policymakers and academics at all stages of their career.
Key topics driving this conference include, but are not limited to:
A "special relationship"? The successes and failures of EU-UK relations
What role have Euroscepticism and populism played in EU-UK relations?
What are the consequences for the UK to leave the EU?
Is the process of the withdrawal of Article 50 appropriate?
What are the roles of national and European parliaments in the Brexit process?
Submission details: paper and/or panel proposals are to be sent by 6 March 2020 (23.59) to Dr Sarah Wolff (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Dr Agathe Piquet (email@example.com). Abstracts should be no more than 300 words long and have 3 to 5 five key words including also the names and affiliations of their authors. Acceptance answers will be given towards the end of March/early April and papers will have to be sent in by 8 June 2020. There is limited funding available for travel and accommodation for successful applicants.
Young scholars who have not yet or have just completed their PhD as well as early-career colleagues are strongly encouraged to participate. As the members of this project are deeply engaged in the formulation of policy-relevant recommendations, all participants will be encouraged to contribute to the NEXTEUK blog and Working paper series. The best presentations will be selected to be included in a special issue.