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Securing a Future for European Studies

About the project

The project 'Securing a Future for European Studies' (SaFES) is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. It helps our members and other European Union studies scholars to undertake new research by providing funding for research network activities and attendance at UACES-organised research conferences.


At its core, this proposal aims to strengthen UACES for the future and sustain its members through a potentially turbulent period for the study of the European Union and its member states.

The project includes three core activities:

  • Strengthening our offerings for postgraduate students through doctoral training academies (DTA) and research conferences
  • UACES Research Network Funding
  • Series of Expert-Led Discussions in Brussels: ‘Ideas on Europe’



The Doctoral Training Academie is directed to student- and early-career researchers. It delivers important key skills to the participants who are either undertaking PhDs in European Union Studies or are at an early stage in their career as European Union Studies academics.

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UACES Research Network Funding

The ethos behind our Research Networks (RNs) is to provide some initial funding to enable researchers to develop networks across a range of institutions, which may perhaps lead to bigger projects and funding from other sources in the future. The networks should be inclusive rather than insular.

UACES Research Network activities include dedicated research meetings and workshops; participation in larger conferences such as the UACES Annual Conference or other relevant events; contributing to the UACES Newsletter and to pursuing other publishing and dissemination opportunities (journals, books, podcasting, blogging).

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Erasmus + Programme

This project is supported by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

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