2019 EUSAAP Conference Call for Papers

The 2019 EUSA AP Annual Conference and Postgraduate Student workshop will be held in Shanghai on Saturday and Sunday, 6 + 7 July 2019. The conference will be held at the Fudan University in Shanghai. We are pleased to now publish the Call for Papers and preliminary information below: 

New Leadership, New Priorities - The EU in 2019

2019 will be a watershed year for EU institution building. First, the year marks the 40th anniversary of direct elections to the European Parliament and the conference calls for papers that offer a comparative longitudinal perspective. Second, the 2019 elections will be the first to be held after BREXIT and the consequences for the EU will warrant ananlysis. Third, the selection of the new Commission as well as the Commission and Council Presidents and the High Representative will also occur in 2019. The conference will examine this institutional renewal as well as reflect on the performance of these actors in the 2015-2019 period. While this is the main theme of the conference, papers that address other issues of European Integration are also welcomed. 

EUSAAP offers a high-quality, international academic conference that analyses European Integreation from both, a European and Asia Pacific perspective, as well as multidisciplinary one. We especially welcome early career researchers, those new to the field and practitioners to participate. 

Parallel to the conference a one-day postgraduate workshop will be organised for Masters and PhD students to present their current research, receive valuable feedback, enhance their writing and presentation skills and develop 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 workshop is limited to 20 participants 

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 (max. 300 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) are required. A full paper must be submitted before the conference (see deadline below). Participants will recieve access to all full lpapers for the conference online. 

- Submission deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2019
- Participants will be informed of paper proposal acceptance/decline: 31 March 2019
- Participants have to confirm attendance: 10 days after information of acceptance was sent out
- Full paper submission: 31 May 2019
- As 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 withdraw after 31 May 2019. 

Only papers presented in person will be accepted. No virtual presentations will be permitted. 

Registration Fees

A modest registration fee of EUR 50 will be charged for paper presenters and postgraduate students participating in the event. Registration for conference guests will be EUR30. Registraton fees are charged via PayPal at first registration. 

Conference guests - Interested parties are welcome to attend the conference as guests (not presenting a paper). Registration and payment of guest fee (EUR 30) as conference guest are required. Please use the following form to register and pay your fees: Conference Guest Registration 

Registration fees are non-refundable. 


Most Sessions (conference and postgraduate workshop) are 90 minutes in length with four presenters per session. Each presenter has 15 minutes to present the paper with the  remaining 30 minutes for Q&A. There are resident computers in the rooms. You may wish to use a PowerPoint presentation but this is not mandatory. If you prepare a PowerPoint presentation, please please bring it with you on a USB flash-drive. It is highly recommended that you save a backup copy online or on a second flashdrive. There is no need to bring printed copies of your paper or the presentation. It is expected that participants attend both full days of the conference.

Please understand that it may be necessary to make changes to the programme at any time and without prior notification of the presenters. We will do our very best to contact you but please keep an eye out on the programme updated here for any changes. 

The programme will be linked here approx 2 weeks before the conference. 
Abstracts and other practical & logistical information will be published here in due time. 



A full paper must be submitted online by 31 May 2019. You will receive access to all full papers submitted for the conference. For this conference EUSAAP is working with the two EUSAAP-affiliated journals and you are encouraged to submit your paper to one of these for consideration of publication. We recommend that you prepare your full paper along the Author Guidelines of one of the journals below.  

Asia-Pacific Journal of EU Studies
Australia New Zealand Journal of European Studies 

Paper submisson: All papers must be uploaded to the EUSAAP website. Papers emailed to the organisers cannot be accpeted. Please read the guidelines for authors (above). To submit your full paper please follow these steps: 

1. In the top right corner of thiswebsite click on "Login"
2. If you do not yet have an accountfor this website, please click on "Don't have an account?". 
3. The link will take you to the "User Registration" page. Please complete all mandatory fields to create an account. 
4. Once you have submitted the form you will be able to log in with your chosen user name and password. 
5. A new sub-menu will appear: click on "Paper Upload". 
6. Under "Paper Upload 2019" choose your file and enter your author name. Please do not add any other information into this field. Click "Submit". 
7. Your paper has been uploaded. 


Logistical information

The conference will be held at Fudan University, Shanghai. More information on hotels and transport will be provided here in May. 

A limited number of hotel rooms will be funded by the organisers for up to three nights accommodation in the designated hotels for paper presenters and workshop participants not living in Shanghai. To be eligible for the accommodation participants must have submitted the full paper and attend the entire conference. Participants not meeting these requirements will automatically be charged following the conference. Rooms will be booked for arrival on Friday, 05 July and departure on Monday, 08 July 2019. Please note that only these nights can be covered. It is not possible to pay for any other nights. We are happy to book additional nights for you (arriving earlier/departing later). If you wish to extend your stay you must inform us along with confirmation of your acceptance. 

For papers co-authored and/or several presenters attending the conference, only one set of costs will be covered. For example, if the presentation is shared between two authors we will only cover the costs (e.g. hotel) of one person. The second presenter should register a Conference Guest and indicate the paper he/she will co-present. 

Register HERE



The conference is jointly organised by EUSAAP and EUSA China. 


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This event is organised with support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.