CfP: 3rd ReSHAPE Annual Workshop on Insecurity Complexes (funding available)

The call for papers for the 3rd ReSHAPE Annual Workshop on «Insecurity Complexes: the EU and Member State response» is now open. The ReSHAPE Annual Workshop is a discussion and study event for researchers and professionals concerned with the advancement of scientific and policy-oriented knowledge about the EU’s response capabilities and policies towards emergencies like natural disasters, humanitarian crises and systemic risks, in and outside Europe.

The focus of the 3rd Workshop is on insecurity complexes as the concern of the EU’s and member states’ policies to respond to the threats and risks generated by networks of different types of actors, like terrorist groups and organized crime, and the combination of a variety of events like civil conflict, natural disasters, and epidemics. Papers about the concept and the empirical analysis of insecurity complexes, and about the response of the European Union, the states and international organisations are invited.

The Workshop is coordinated by Prof. Fulvio Attinà, Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam at the University of Catania, and is aimed in particular at researchers and professionals in this field.

The Workshop will take place on June 11-12, 2015, at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, Italy. The Workshop is co-financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission and the University of Catania. A limited number of grants is available for paper-givers. The grant consists in free accommodation (single room, 2 nights), and the reimbursement of the travel costs up to 500,00 Euro.


Applicants should send a 150-200 word abstract of their paper to the Coordinator by March 20, 2015. Applications should also include the following information: name, mailing address, telephone numbers and e-mail address, academic affiliation, paper title, and the grant request where conditional. Accepted paper proponents will be notified by April 10, 2015. No-grant participants will be assisted to arrange their hotel accommodation.

Important deadlines

  • March 20: Paper proposal submission deadline
  • April 10: Notification of paper approval/rejection
  • May 10: Final programme online
  • May 20: No-grant participant registration
  • May 25: Paper submission & circulation.

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