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2017 Conference & Postgraduate Workshop


We are delighted to announce the annual EUSA Asia Pacific conference & Postgraduate Workshop will be held at Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo) and all EU scholars, researchers and postgraduates are invited to apply. 


The Roles of the EU and the Asia Pacific in the Global Era

Politics, International Relations, Economics and Law

1+2 July 2017, Tokyo


EUSAAP2017 Tokyo Tower at night

2017 marks a critical opportunity to analyze a wide range of EU topics and challenges. The broad conference theme reflects these diverse contexts and situations facing the EU over the coming nine months. The Asia Pacific context adds a similar complexity contrasting robust economic development with political and security instabilities in the absence of any clear new regional or world order. How can East Asia become more stable, peaceful and prosperous? What lessons or reflections can the EU and scholars of the integration process offer? 

The conference will be organised around panels drawn from the disciplines of Politics, International Relations, Economics and Law. While the conference is open to paper proposals covering all aspects of European integration, we are especially keen to encourage contributions related to the contemporary Euro and immigration crisis, the implications of BREXIT and the first 15 years of monetary union. And, how do these themes affect the Asia Pacific both, negatively and positively? 

We will offer a high-quality, international academic conference that analyzes the above mentioned topics critically from a multi-disciplinary angle. We especially would like to invite early career researchers, those new to the field and practitioners to participate. 

In addition, a one-day postgraduate workshop will be organized for Masters and PhD students to present their current research, recieve valuable feedback, enhance their writing and presentation skills and very importantly, form a network among peers and well-established researchers in the field. More information on the postgraduate workshop can be found below.

Postgraduate Workshop 

Participation is open to postgraduate students studying towards a PhD or Masters degree in the field of European & European Union Studies. The workshop will be held during one of the conference days. The other conference day you are invited to visit the conference panels. The workshop is limited to 20 participants. 

The practical information and timeline given above applies to the conference and the postgraduate workshop. However, postgraduate workshop participants are required to submit a 1,000 word paper only (no full paper as required for conference presenters) by 31 May 2017. During the workshop, you will present your research for 15 minutes and recieve practical feedback from senior academics and your peers. At the end of the workshop you will receive a attendance certificate. 

Accommodation will be provided for workshop participants not living in Japan. Participants will be accommodated in twin rooms (same sex) in the designated conference hotel.  

Practical Information and Timeline

Please register via the online link below before the abstract submission deadline: Collect the necessary information and then complete the online form including the payment of the registration fees (EUR 50). Please note that partially completed forms cannot be saved. At this stage only an abstract of max. 300 words and a short bio of max. 100 words are required. A full paper must be submitted before the conference (see deadline below). Participants will recieve access to all full papers submitted for the conference. 

  • Submission deadline for abstracts: 31 December 2016 - CLOSED
  • Participants will be informed of paper proposal acceptance/decline: 15 March 2017
  • Participants have to confirm attendance: 10 days after the information of acceptance
  • Full paper submission: 31 May 2017

Only papers that will be presented in person will be accepted. No virtual presentations will be permitted. As the organisers have to commit to suppliers and only a limited number of presenters can be invited, EUSAAP will charge 3 nights accommodation costs to presenters that have to withdraw after 30 March 2017. 

Registration Fees

A moderate registration fee of EUR 50 will be charged for paper presenters and postgraduate students participating in the event. Registration for conference guests will be EUR 30. Registration fees will be charged via PayPal at first registration. 

Conference Guests - Interested parties are welcome to attend the conference as guests. Registration and payment of guest fees (EUR 30) as conference guests is essential. Please use the following from to register and pay your fees: CONFERENCE GUEST REGISTRATION

Registration fees are non-refundable

Logistical Information

The conference will be held at the Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan on the Aoyama Campus. Please use this LINK to see a map. The Aoyama University website provides very helpful information on accessing campus and campus maps. 

A limited number of hotel rooms will be funded by the organisers for up to three nights accommodation in the designated hotel to paper-presenters and workshop participants not living in Japan. To be eligible for the accommodation participants must have submitted the full paper and attend the entire conference. Participants not meeting the requirements will automatically be charged. The hotel booking will automatically be made for your arrival on Friday, 30 June and departure on Monday, 03 July 2017. 

We are happy to book additional nights for you (e.g. arriving earlier or departing later) at your own costs. If you wish to extend your stay please inform Yvonne Grosch by 31 May 2017. 

For papers that are co-authored and/or several presenters attending the conference, only one set of costs will be covered. For example, if the paper presentation is shared between two authors we will only cover the costs of one person. The second presenter will be charged the 'Conference Guest' registration. 

More information on the hotel, transport and other arrangements will be published here in time. 


2017 EUSAAP Tokyo Conference Executive Organising Committee: EUSA Japan
President: Kumiko Haba (Aoyama Gakuin University, Politics)
ExCom Members: Kenji Iwata (Kyushu University, Economics), Noriko Yasue (Ritsumeikan University, Law)
Advisor: Toshiro Tanaka (Keio University, Politics) 

For more information please contact Yvonne Grosch