UACES 44th Annual Conference, Cork, Ireland (1-3 September 2014)

Highlights from the 44th UACES Annual Conference hosted by the Department of Government at University College Cork.

  1. Please note: Any views or opinions expressed in material on this Storify are those of the authors not UACES.
  2. Day 1

  3. The conference begins with a workshop on teaching European Studies followed by a drinks reception at the River Lee Hotel.
  4. Cork 2014 - Teaching European Studies Workshop
    Cork 2014 - Teaching European Studies Workshop
  5. Teaching and learning EU studies workshop now underway. Great talk by Claire Fennell on blended courses #UACES2014 http://t.co/RdwzUNveqM
    Teaching and learning EU studies workshop now underway. Great talk by Claire Fennell on blended courses #UACES2014 pic.twitter.com/RdwzUNveqM
  6. Cork 2014
    Cork 2014
  7. Day 2

  8. Registration is up and ready for the arrival of conference delegates.
  9. UCC President, Michael Murphy, welcomes delegates to Cork and UCC.
  10. Cork 2014 - Welcome address from Michael Murphy, President of UCC
    Cork 2014 - Welcome address from Michael Murphy, President of UCC
  11. The first plenary session of the conference: EU Elections, Nominations and Appointments: A Changing of the Guard or More of the Same?
  12. Cork 2014 (Monday 1 September)
    Cork 2014 (Monday 1 September)
  13. Cork 2014  - Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament
    Cork 2014 - Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament
  14. Press coverage and reaction arising from first plenary session...
  15. Time to think about knowledge deficit rather than democratic deficit in the #EU says @JohnMcCormickEU at #UACES2014
  16. Following the plenary session, the research programme gets underway...
  17. Snapshot from an excellent #UACES2014 panel: 'Turkey and the EU-Ten Years on from Brussels 2004' http://t.co/oCGnUuWtj3
    Snapshot from an excellent #UACES2014 panel: 'Turkey and the EU-Ten Years on from Brussels 2004' pic.twitter.com/oCGnUuWtj3
  18. Delegates break for lunch in the Atrium of the Western Gateway Building, UCC.
  19. Cork 2014 (Monday 1 September)
    Cork 2014 (Monday 1 September)
  20. Ending the first day of the conference, 'The Lee Sessions' entertain delegates at a drinks reception at the Aula Maxima.
  21. Cork 2014 - Drinks Reception at the Aula Maxima
    Cork 2014 - Drinks Reception at the Aula Maxima
  22. Cork 2014 - Drinks reception at the Aula Maxima
    Cork 2014 - Drinks reception at the Aula Maxima
  23. Day 3

  24. The third day of the conference begins with the plenary: Member-State Referendums and Constitutional Change: The Wider Implications for the EU
  25. Cork 2014 (Tuesday 2 September)
    Cork 2014 (Tuesday 2 September)
  26. Cork 2014 - Charlie Jeffrey
    Cork 2014 - Charlie Jeffrey
  27. Press coverage and reaction arising from the plenary session...
  28. Survey by Charlie Jeffrey on who defends English interests is: 1. Farage , 2. None of above, 3. Don't know , 4. Cameron. #UACES2014
  29. Great legal analysis of referenda in Ireland and UK by @MaherImelda #UACES2014
  30. EduardoRuizVieytez at #UACES2014 on #referendums and constitutional change #spain:'the right to decide' - WHO decides is key question
  31. Then it's time for some more research sessions...
  32. #UACES2014 discussions on #copyright and #TTIP from a truly interdisciplinary perspective - highly enjoyable and informative
  33. Panel 503 underway, @Groen_Lisanne discusses EU successes & failure in CBD nego w. beautiful scribbling #UACES2014 http://t.co/DH7AXTFAdb
    Panel 503 underway, @Groen_Lisanne discusses EU successes & failure in CBD nego w. beautiful scribbling #UACES2014 pic.twitter.com/DH7AXTFAdb
  34. A last minute snapshot on a panel on EU institutions that prompted a lively debate #UACES2014 http://t.co/9g9XaLORHa
    A last minute snapshot on a panel on EU institutions that prompted a lively debate #UACES2014 pic.twitter.com/9g9XaLORHa
  35. The Routledge exhibition stand at #UACES2014. Other exhibiting publishers inlcuded Ashgate, Cengage, Oxford University Press and Peter Lang.
  36. Cork 2014
    Cork 2014
  37. In the evening it's off to the Clarion Hotel for the conference dinner...
  38. Cork 2014 - Conference Dinner
    Cork 2014 - Conference Dinner
  39. Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy, addresses delegates
  40. Cork 2014 - Dara Murphy
    Cork 2014 - Dara Murphy
  41. Cork 2014 - Conference Dinner at the Clarion Hotel
    Cork 2014 - Conference Dinner at the Clarion Hotel
  42. Presentation of the Best Book and PhD Prizes
  43. Congrats to Claudia Schrag Sternberg for winning the UACES Best Book prize - The Struggle for EU Legitimacy @Palgrave_ #UACES2014
  44. And congrats to @sonja_kit for winning the UACES Best PhD prize - The EU and the Securitization of Pandemic Influenza #UACES2014
  45. Cork 2014 - Best PhD and Best Book winners
    Cork 2014 - Best PhD and Best Book winners
  46. Presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Brigid Laffan
  47. Well deserved lifetime award and standing ovation for Brigid Laffan #UACES2014
  48. Listening to Brigid Laffen accepting the #UACES2014 Lifetime Achievement Award! Thanking #DameHelenWallace in absentia.
  49. Cork 2014 - Brigid Laffan
    Cork 2014 - Brigid Laffan
  50. Day 4

  51. The final day of the conference features two more research sessions...
  52. Cork 2014
    Cork 2014
  53. Michael Smith on EU external action: EU 'postmodern' while world around it is rather 'Westphalian'... @ #UACES2014
  54. Good panel on European Space Policy #uaces2014. Count down to the submission of final chapters for our @UACES @Rout_PoliticsIR edited volume
  55. ...and finally, don't forget to join us next year in Bilbao for the 45th UACES Annual Conference.
  56. Farewell to the 470 #UACES2014 delegates! It was great having you here in @UCC over the last three days. Good luck to Bilbao for #UACES2015!