Europe in a Year of Transition: Challenges and Opportunities

Europe in a Year of Transition: Challenges and Opportunities

Call for Abstracts

The Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA), the EU Centre at RMIT University, and Swinburne University of Technology are calling for papers for the conference 'Europe in a Year of Transition: Challenges and Opportunities'.

This conference offers scholars, early career researchers, students, policymakers and those with an interest in European-Australia relations an opportunity to examine the various aspects of the European Union (EU), and Europe more broadly, in a context of continuity and change.

As the Brexit deadlock continues, and with current economic, social, cultural, political and environmental uncertainties at play, the transition within the EU institutions in 2019 adds another significant dimension to the processes of change in Europe. Elections for the European Parliament, new Presidents for the European Commission and the European Council, and a new High Representative, together mean a very important new leadership for the EU. What are some of the key challenges for this new leadership? How might they respond?

Sessions and papers are invited across all relevant disciplines.

Abstracts for proposed papers or special sessions should be submitted (200 words or less) by 31 July 2019 via email to

CESAA, the EU Centre at RMIT, and Swinburne University of Technology look forward to your participation in the conference.


Date & time

Wed 06 Nov 2019, 8am – Thu 07 Nov 2019, 5pm


RMIT University, Melbourne


To be advised


European Union Centre, RMIT University


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