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External Perceptions of the EU after Brexit | Event Report

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Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz 28-29 June 2018 On the second anniversary of the British referendum and the “Leave” vote, this international workshop hosted at the University of Mainz addressed the impact of Brexit on external partners’ perceptions of the EU and, by extension, on EU foreign policy. The event was supported by a UACES Small Event […]

The European Union and the Northern Ireland Peace Process | Event Report

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27 April 2018 National University of Ireland Galway O’Donoghue Theatre @EUpeaceNUIG #EUpeaceNUIG   Architects of the European Union peace programmes in Northern Ireland came together for the first time in twenty years to reflect on the role the European Union played in the Northern Ireland peace process. They were joined by academic experts on the […]

Chair’s Message — May 2018

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University London 29 May 2018 This is my penultimate column for the newsletter as Chair. My successor will be Nick Startin (University of Bath), and I would like to congratulate him on winning the election for the role. He and the Committee will be joined by two new elected members, Viviane Gravey […]

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 […]

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