UACES 50th Annual Conference

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 6-9 September 2020

Join us in Belfast for UACES 2020

Our annual interdisciplinary conference brings together academics and practitioners from around the world to present and discuss the latest research on Europe and the European Union. More than 400 papers are presented over three days, alongside keynote lectures, workshops, non-traditional panels and social activities.

View recent conferences in Lisbon and Bath.


Registrations open in May 2020

UACES currently expects that the annual conference in Belfast will continue as planned. At present, we are in the process of selecting papers and timetabling the conference.

However, we have decided to postpone sending acceptance emails and opening registration until 1 May. We are carefully monitoring the situation and we would encourage you to follow our updates on social media. We will inform you of any changes to our planning via ConfTool (for those who have submitted proposals) and the UACES email list (for UACES members).

Submissions for papers & panels are closed.

View Submission Guidelines


Keynote Speaker Announcement:
Professor Wojciech Sadurski will be delivering the keynote lecture on “EU in charge of the rule of law in member states? The role for Europe in the time of democratic backsliding”, which will take place on Monday 7th September 2020.
This key-note mirrors the overall theme of the 50th UACES conference:
How the EU can and should respond to the multiple crises in which it is engulfed. The “rule of law crisis” is one of those, mirroring the internal defection of some Member States and a wider threat to the values on which the EU was founded.

    Key Dates

  • 31 October 2019 CfP Open
  • 26 January 2020 CfP Deadline (sign up for a reminder)
  • 7 February 2020 CfP Extended Deadline
  • March 2020 Communication of Decisions
  • May 2020 Registration Opens
  • 31 June 2020 Early-Bird Registration Deadline
  • 30 July 2020 Registration Deadline
  • 6-9 September 2020 Conference Dates

In cooperation with