From 19 to 21 June 2014, the departments of economics, governance, history, law and social science at Utrecht University are organising the interdisciplinary conference «In Search of European Political Union». The aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from different disciplines who work on similar issues relating to the EU and European integration. In this way, we hope to stimulate debate between disciplines and researchers who normally meet in different (disciplinary) conferences.
The conference has room for around 100 papers, organised around four major themes:
- the economic crisis and EMU,
- democratic governance,
- citizens & citizenship,
- and the balance between market and social union.
Within each thematic stream, a number of panel topics that bridge the various disciplines involved have been defined.
Key note speeches will be made by Kalypso Nicolaidis from the University of Oxford and Kenneth Dyson from Cardiff University. In addition, two informed non-academics will participate in the conference and present their reflections on the state of the academic debate in the final session of the conference.
The call for papers for this conference is now open. The deadline for the submission of paper proposals is 15 December 2013. For more information, please consult the event’s website. Please do not hesitate to contact the organisers for any further questions or requests.