UACES is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the academic association for contemporary European Studies.

For over 50 years, UACES has supported its members in their careers, and promoted the study, research and teaching of contemporary Europe, through a variety of activities, publications, events and funding initiatives.

Our international and interdisciplinary community is made up of academics, students and practitioners from a range of disciplines who are interested in Europe and the EU.

Join today to be part of the next 50 years.

There are four different types of UACES membership:


Individual Membership

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Early-Career Membership

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Student Membership

Student membership is applicable to anyone currently studying for a PhD or Masters degree in any country. Postdoctoral researchers must apply for Early-Career or Individual Membership.

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Group Membership

UACES offers a range of funding, networking and promotional opportunities to support your department's work and connect your staff and students with our community of more than 1,000 members in over 50 countries.

UACES is proud to have very competitive Group Membership fees.

Group Membership covers staff and students within an organisation and is open to all organisations interested in contemporary Europe and the European Union (e.g. university departments, civil service departments, embassies, commercial organisations, publishers, think tanks, policy departments, media).

For universities, we define an organisation as a Department, a Centre, a School or a Faculty within the University, not the University as a whole.

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Benefits include:

  • Any member of staff or student in the department can join UACES under the Group Membership, allowing them to connect with the UACES community and access insights and opportunities (via the UACES members' email list and the UACES Digital Newsletter)
  • For each UACES (or UACES-supported) event, up to 10 staff or students can attend at the members' rate
  • Members of the department can apply for Small Event Grants
  • Free advertisements on the Jobs Board for job vacancies and funded PhDs in the department in the department
  • Publicity for the department with your profile and logo featured on the UACES website
  • Advertisement of the department's courses, events and other relevant activities via UACES channels and publications
  • Permission to display the UACES membership logo as a stamp of your department's commitment to advancing research on contemporary Europe
  • Welcome pack with materials to display in your department

The support of our Group Members worldwide is integral to UACES's work in promoting the study of Europe and the European Union for the public benefit.

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