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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 […]

Chair’s Message – November 2017

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University 9 November 2017 Fifty years ago on 1 December 1967 a small group of UK academics gathered in Chatham House, London, to address a pressing question: how to support the study, in the UK, of what was happening ‘on the continent’, namely, European integration? Within a year the group had named […]

Europe at a Crossroads | UACES Graduate Forum* Conference 2017

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*Formerly known as the UACES Student Forum “A fascinating and challenging debate” – Chi Onwurah MP On 3-4 July 2017, thirty postgraduate and early career researchers gathered at the Newcastle University Politics Department to hear and discuss each other’s work on the current challenges facing Europe, the historical developments which have led to these challenges, […]

Chair’s Message – July 2017

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University 28 June 2017 It would be fair to say that my time as UACES Chair has coincided with much change within the Association and also in our external environment. This shows no sign of abating as I prepare to enter the final year of my mandate. In the UACES office, we […]

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The European Parliament in the New Europe: Institutional Power and Policy Influence?

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King’s College London | 26 May 2017 View photos on Flickr (high quality) | View photos on Facebook Is the European Parliament (EP) an influential actor in the more intergovernmental, politicized and contested Union? How have the crises of the EU impacted its decision-making process and the role of the EP within it? To what […]

“Money Can’t Buy Me Love”: Countering Euroscepticism through Currency Reform

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“Let us be honest in our diagnosis,” said EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the September 2016 Bratislava Summit, “our EU is facing, at least in part, an existential crisis.” Since September 2016, Juncker’s words have become even more pertinent. Austria may have voted against its far-right presidential candidate and the Netherlands may have returned […]

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Chair’s Message – February 2017

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As UACES enters its 50th year, our golden anniversary celebrations are already underway.  Thanks to our ongoing European Commission funding and in conjunction with our partners at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, we have set the wheels in motion for a conference at the EUI on 12-13 October 2017. At that event […]

Chair’s message – November 2016

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In 2017 UACES will mark its 50th anniversary. When we began planning the celebrations we could not have known that 2017 would also see the start of negotiations between the UK and the EU27 to take the UK out of the European Union.  The UACES committee confirmed in its meeting of 7 October 2016 that the association, from its […]

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