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Graduate Forum Research Conference 2024 in Amsterdam

Call for Papers


The year 2004 marked a significant juncture in the European Union’s (EU) history, with the largest-ever enlargement to include post-communist countries from Central and Southern Europe. It not only highlighted the EU's stated commitment to promoting regional stability and integration but also raised questions about its broader implications for many applicant countries, the EU itself, and countries wishing to join the EU. The 2004 enlargement was a turning point that shaped the EU's borders, complex nature, future, and role on the global stage. Twenty years on, what do European futures look like?

We welcome proposals from all European Studies disciplines and related fields to foster cross-disciplinary conversation, including (but not limited to) Political Science, Law, Sociology, Economics, History, Gender Studies, Anthropology, International Relations and Public Policy. We hope that this conference will address the topic in various ways and from various perspectives.



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Thursday 23 May 10:30am to 17:30pm. This all-day event will examine the interactions between border practices and the character of the EU, exploring how the new lines of inclusion/exclusion drawn in Europe’s peripheries and on distant shores inform the political identity of the EU.

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This panel, co-sponsored by John Cabot's Department of Political Science and International Affairs and the Guarini Institute for Public Affairs, is a timely discussion of the European elections scheduled across the 27 Member states between the 6th and the 9th of June.

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Start your blog on Ideas on Europe!

UACES Members are eligible to create their own blog on the multiblog site Ideas on Europe. UACES provides an online platform for original and informed analysis and comment on European issues. Publish and promote your work and build up an audience who are interested in your research and ideas in the field of European Studies. All blog posts are posted on the dedicated Twitter channel which has over 12.5k follower. We also run the Crossroads Europe blog. As part of the Graduate Forum, you can become a guest author and publish your work on the collective blog.

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Looking for some experience in how to produce a podcast? The Graduate Forum has a podcast series that features your research in a 5-10 minutes recording. Check out recent podcasts on our Soundcloud channel.