Differentiated Integration in the European Union after Brexit

A UACES funded Collaborative Research Network


This Collaborative Research Network aims at bringing together scholars in order to reflect on the future of European integration (and more particularly differentiated integration) in a post-Brexit Europe. Between 2017 and 2020, a series of workshop and conference panels will be organised.

Call for papers: Kick-off workshop, University of Agder, Kristiansand (Norway), 22-23 November 2017

The University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Collaborative Research Network on Differentiated integration in the European Union after Brexit (http://differentiated-integration.eu) is delighted to release a call for papers for the first workshop, which will take place at the University of Agder (Kristiansand, Norway) on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November 2017 (starting at 9am on Wednesday and closing after lunch on Thursday. This will be a 1.5-day workshop which will be composed of keynotes and panel sessions.

We would like to invite paper proposals from both established scholars and early career researchers from various academic disciplines interested in reflecting on the future direction of differentiated European integration, as Brexit effectively becomes a case of differentiated disintegration. We intend to investigate three key questions. Firstly, after the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the EU, have we reached a ‘tipping point’ in the history of European integration, i.e. are we moving away from an ‘ever closer Union’ and heading towards an ‘ever more differentiated Union’? Secondly, how can differentiated integration be conceptualised after Brexit? And thirdly, which integrated policy areas are most likely to be affected by the Brexit vote and how? Papers can engage with theoretical and policy-oriented questions.

Confirmed keynote speakers of the symposium include Katharina Holzinger (University of Konstanz), Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zurich) and Dirk Leuffen (University of Konstanz).

Selected papers from the symposium will be published in a peer-reviewed journal or edited book.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or in organising a panel on the above topics, please submit a proposal along with a 300-word abstract and a short bio to Dr Benjamin Leruth (benjamin.leruth@canberra.edu.auby Friday 1 September 2017. You will be notified by 15 September on whether your proposals have been accepted. Deadline for the draft paper is 1 November 2017. The revised papers (for publication) will be due on 1 February 2018.

There is no conference fee. The organisers have a limited number of grants to cover accommodation for up to two nights. 

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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