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Call for Applications for the  External and Internal Challenges to European Integration. Interpreting Security in Times of Crisis Workshop

Call for Applications

22-24 November 2018      
Krakow, Jagiellonian University, Institute of European Studies

The last decade has brought the European Union into the state of existential crisis, stimulated by highly polarized relations between and within the EU institutions and the Member States. Indeed, with proliferation of challenges such as the “migration crisis”, Brexit, or re-emergence of radical nationalism, populism, and euroscepticism, the EU’s political climate has become increasingly contentious, hindering some of the key areas of European integration. Consequently, the EU public opinion has begun to question the ability of its political elites to manage or stabilize the events and processes, which have proved to be “overwhelming, disorienting or even terrifying to European citizens” (State of the Union 2016). In the midst of this uncertain political climate the narratives of security have quickly gained prominence in the European and domestic political discourses, becoming one of the focal points of the discussion on the fundamental aspects of the integration and the future of the European project.

In this workshop, building on critical perspective we aim to discuss how different notions and interpretations of security intertwine in discourses on internal, external and transversal challenges to European integration. With the help of research inspired by but not limited to political science, security and military studies, sociology, law, history, and European studies we seek to unpack the dynamics of contestation of such notions as mobility, identity or nationalism vis-à-vis security and explore how they influence our understanding of European integration. The purpose of the discussion is not so much to look at differences between challenges but to explore how these challenges are interwoven within the common theme of security.

Deadline 15th October 2018:

You will find more information here. 

Applications should consist of

  • a completed application form (link above)
  • a motivation letter
  • one or two references (including at least one from your supervisor)
  • a brief CV

We can accept applications from current postgraduates at our member institutions. Any queries to euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk