Hosting the UACES Conference in 2021

UACES is looking for a host for our 51st Annual Conference in 2021.

The UACES Annual Conference in European Studies reaches its 51st year in 2021. The conference has a strong tradition as an interdisciplinary research conference which welcomes papers from all areas of contemporary European Studies including Political Science, Economics, Law, Geography, History and Sociology.

In recent years, the conference has grown in size and potential hosts for the 2021 conference will need to be able to accommodate at least 400 participants over three days. Recent hosts have included the University of Bath (2018), Jagiellonian University in Krakow (2017), Queen Mary University of London (2016), and University of Deusto, Bilbao (2015).

Download further information about our requirements for the conference


How to Apply

Applying to host the UACES annual conference is a three-step process:

1. In the first instance, please complete the Expression of Interest form found below. The deadline is 31 October 2018.

2. Our Committee will then invite some of the Applicants to submit the more detailed Application form. The deadline is 31 January 2019.

3. Finally, for the applications that we are still considering, we will undertake site visits during Spring 2019.



Please find below, a summary of our schedule for selecting the venue for the 2021 conference.


31 October 2018 Deadline to submit the Expression of Interest form Download form
Mid-November 2018 Contact all applicants – invite some to submit the Application form  
31 January 2019 Deadline to submit the Application form Download form
Mid-March 2019 Contact all remaining applicants to let them know if the Committee would like to take their application forward, or not  
Spring 2019 Undertake evaluation site visits  
Late June 2019 Announce who will be hosting the 2021 Annual Conference  

Whilst only some applicants will be invited to submit the Application form, we have made it available in advance, as it provides some indication of what we are looking for, and allows you to prepare in anticipation of positive interest from the UACES Committee.

Please contact the UACES Office or the UACES Secretary, Maria Garcia, if you have any questions.

Finally, please browse the website for the 2018 Annual Conference in Bath.