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Outreach, Reconciliation and Conflict Sensitivity: The War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo

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The UACES Collaborative Research Network ‘Europe and the Everyday’ organised a workshop ‘Europe and the Politics of Crisis’  at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo in July 2017. The experience of the museum is examined in a paper on conflict sensitivity by Simona Guerra (University of Leicester), Jasminko Halilovic (War Childhood Museum) and Amina Krvavac […]

UACES Chair’s Message — March 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London 8 March 2018 In December 2017 UACES turned 50.  For half a century, the association has been a home for scholars from the UK and abroad to exchange ideas on Europe, and to feed those ideas into the education of younger generations. We are proud to have made it to […]

International Women’s Day 2018 | Resources from the European Studies Community

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To mark International Women’s Day, we’re bringing you a round-up of work from UACES members, journals and blogs, on issues related to gender in European Studies or in academia more generally. We’re also including memories from UACES events and activities that celebrate the women of the association. This post will be regularly updated on 8th […]

The Surveillance Triangle: Authorities, Data Subjects and Means (Event Report)

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A one-day international academic conference, financially supported by UACES, CERIM, SWOL, and The Centre for European Policy Studies, was hosted by Maastricht University Campus Brussels on 25 September 2017. The event was followed by a policy event organised under the auspices of the Maastricht European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity.   Our guests The conference […]

Civil Society in Ukraine: Building on Euromaidan Legacy and Dealing with Conflict (Event Report)

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The international conference “Civil society in Ukraine: Building on Euromaidan legacy and dealing with conflict” took place on 21 November 2017 at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv, Ukraine) with the financial support of the UACES Small Event Grant, Ukrainian European Studies Association and Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in European Studies at the […]

Crisis and Innovation in the European Union: Beyond Populism and Managerialism

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UACES supported the organisation of two interdisciplinary workshops on Crisis and Innovation in the European Union: Beyond Populism and Managerialism at Warwick Law School. The British Academy and the Society of Legal Scholars provided additional financial support. The workshop on the 13 May 2016 brought together experts working on institutional corruption, financial regulation, internal market […]

Transforming Politics in Spain: Local, Regional and State-wide Perspectives

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This one-day workshop, sponsored by UACES, Liverpool University’s Europe and the World Centre, and Aberystwyth University’s Department of International Politics, brought together scholars and practitioners from the UK and Spain to examine the transformation of politics in Spain in recent years. This has seen many established political parties lose electoral support and government office, and […]

The Legal Implications of a Repeal of the Human Rights Act 1998 and Withdrawal from the ECHR

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Following the Conservative party victory in the 2015 UK general election, Tobias Lock presents the key findings of a policy paper which resulted from a UACES Small Event grant funded workshop.

EU Member State Building in the Western Balkans

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In this article, Soeren Keil looks at the EU’s more active role in the process of state (and nation) building in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. He argues that the EU’s technical approach to highly political issues has led to misconceptions between the EU and elites in these countries, and has in turn alienated citizens. He lastly offers some ideas as to how the EU might change its approach to enlargement to meet these challenges.

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