#EUIA18: The European Union in International Affairs Conference

16 May 2018 10:00
18 May 2018 17:00

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. The sixth edition of this event will take place from 16 to 18 May 2018 and focus on the theme ‘Protecting and Projecting Europe’. #EUIA18 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels.

#EUIA18 will host high-level keynote addresses and will mark the 40th anniversary of the Journal of European Integration (JEI) by hosting the first JEI Annual Lecture. A selection of the EUIA best papers will be published in a themed JEI section.

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The EUIA Conference is organised by The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations.

Programme overview

DAY ONE – Wednesday 16 May

  • 10:00 -11:00 Registration and welcome coffee
  • 11:00-12:30 Academic Panel Sessions I (7 sessions in parallel)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Academic Panel Sessions II (7 sessions in parallel rooms)
  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee/Networking
  • 15:30-15:45 Welcome address from the organisers
  • 15:45-17:30 High-level opening panel: ‘Protecting and Projecting Europe – mission impossible?’
  • 18:30 Conference Dinner

DAY TWO – Thursday 17 May

  • 09:00-10:30 Academic Panel Sessions III (7 sessions in parallel)
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break/networking
  • 11:00-12:30 Journal Editors’ Panel + Academic Panel Sessions IV (6 sessions in parallel)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch break
  • 13:30-15:00 Policy-Link Panel + Academic Panel Sessions V (6 sessions in parallel)
  • 15:00-15:30 Coffee break/networking
  • 15:30-17:00 Academic Panel Sessions VI (7 sessions in parallel)
  • 17:00-17:30 Coffee break/networking
  • 17:30-19:00 Journal of European Integration (JEI) 40th Anniversary and First JEI Annual Lecture – Nathalie Tocci, Special Advisor to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (Followed by a Reception)

DAY THREE – Friday 18 May

  • 09:00-10:30 Academic Panel sessions VII (7 sessions in parallel)
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break/networking
  • 11:00-12:30 Policy-Link Panel + Academic Panel Sessions VIII (6 sessions in parallel)
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-15:00 Policy-Link Panel + Academic Panel Sessions IX (6 sessions in parallel)
  • 15:00-16:00 Closing Keynote Speech (Speaker TBC)

For the full programme with academic sessions please visit the following link.