The European Union in International Affairs #EUIA21

26 May 2021

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the EUIA organising team and the partner institutions have decided, with much regret, to postpone the EUIA20 conference for one year, to May 26-28, 2021.

More than 400 colleagues have already proposed or reviewed papers and panels, so we have decided to maintain the existing paper selection. In view of the altered circumstances, authors will be allowed to bring their papers and panels up to date. A decision on whether to issue a supplementary call for Papers will be made in due course.

Given these extraordinary circumstances, we believe that this rescheduling is the most foresighted option for the EUIA conference. We wish that our community members can travel and gather safely soon, and hope to see you all next year, healthy, in Brussels.

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Venue: KVAB Paleis der Academiën, Hertogsstraat 1, 1000 Brussel


The European Union in International Affairs, #EUIA21 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 seventh edition of this event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. #EUIA21 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels.

#EUIA21 will host high-level keynote addresses and will co-organise a Best Paper Award together with the Journal of European Integration (JEI). The selected #EUIA21 paper will be considered for publication in a themed JEI section or special issue.

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The EUIA Conference is jointly organized 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), Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and the University of Warwick.