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Securing Europe

A UACES Research Network (2024-2025)


This network aims to bridge the gaps and provide a welcoming but also intellectually stimulating and pluralist (methodologically and theoretically) environment for all with an interest in European security, especially the growing number of ECRs and PGRs working on the topic and those from marginalised communities.

The European security environment has worsened considerably. National, EU and NATO security threat perceptions and planning processes have been fundamentally challenged by the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. The upending of security assumptions provides the theme for the network, but alongside the renewed interest in territorial defence, we observe that pre-existing security challenges like regional security and terrorism have not disappeared.

Moreover, it has become apparent that the lack of interaction between the silos of IR theory, peace studies, strategic studies and the Eurasian and European studies communities is problematic.

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European Security at a turning point? Trends and Themes in Defence (Dis)Integration

Our first SECEUR annual workshop titled ‘European Security at a turning point? Trends and Themes in Defence (Dis)Integration’ will take place 30-31 May 2024, at the University of Surrey, Guildford.