Call for Papers – 2019

Call for papers is closed. Please check the final programme here.

NEW Deadline: April 12, 2019

The Centre for International Studies at ISCTE-IUL (CEI-IUL), in partnership with Observare/UAL and TSF, is organizing the fourth edition of the International Conference “Europe as a Global Actor”, on May 8, 9, & 10, 2019.

In a year marked by European Parliament elections, the volatility of the growing Eurosceptic movements throughout Europe alongside the uncertainties of the Brexit process and the unrest at the EU’s borders have represented serious challenges for the European Union. The fourth edition of the international conference “Europe as a Global Actor” seeks to understand the EU’s role in the world by looking inward and focusing on issues of legitimacy, democracy, and the role of EU institutions in the lives of citizens. The conference will also touch upon topics such as significant threats to the EU’s ontological security, including terrorism, organized crime, non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, climate change, and hybrid warfare. In addition, the EU’s relationship with other major players – including the USA, China, Turkey, or Russia – will also be debated.

The Conference Program includes thematic panels, round tables with keynote speakers, as well as plenary sessions on the challenges of European security and defense, diplomacy, climate change, and other relevant subjects. As such, in addition to the presence of several invited scholars and practitioners the program also includes the presentation of communications by international researchers and practitioners in this area of knowledge.

We welcome the submission of papers covering the general theme of the conference – “Europe as a global actor”, namely within these topics:

  1. European elections, democracy, and Euroscepticism
  2. The future of the CFSP and the CSDP
  3. Migration and asylum policies
  4. Key threats to the EU’s ontological security
  5. The EU and other major players
  6. The EU’s neighbourhood
  7. Transatlantic relations
  8. The Brexit process
  9. The EU’s actorness in different areas of the globe and in different issue-areas

The accepted papers must be presented in English.


Fee for participants with communications*:

  • Speakers – Professors, Researchers, Professionals of the area | €50
  • Speakers – Students | €30

*Registration for researchers with communications stemming from the organizing institutions (CEI-IUL and Observare) is free of charge.

Attendance is free of charge, but requires registration.


How to submit/ registration

Proposals (in English) should include:

  • Name, institutional affiliation and a short biographical note (550 characters with spaces)
  • Title
  • Abstract (1400 characters with spaces)

The call is open until March 29. Notification of acceptance will be communicated until April 5.


The proposals should be submitted in the application form available here: