The 2nd Europe in Discourse Conference Agendas of Reform invites papers from a broad range of fields and perspectives on the following topics:
- Values-based Reform, from Enlargement to Legitimization
- Completing the EMU
- EU Security and Defense
- The Franco-German Relationship
- The Transatlantic Dimension
- The European Union and Islam
- Greece and the European Union
Since Agendas of Reform follows the 1st Europe in Discourse Conference, contributions on the so-called “poly-crisis” of the EU, the refugee crisis and European populism on the right and the left are also welcome.
We also accept papers on the following topics:
- Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identities
- Europe: super-diverse and globalized
- Images of crisis and recovery in Europe
- Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
- Populist discourses and the EU
- The Refugee crisis in EU discourses
- European diversity through religion and culture
- Discursive constructions of borders
- Political discourse in the European Union
- Media constructions of European identities
Presentation Formats and Abstracts
Proposals are welcome as oral communications and themed panels.
Proposals for participation in the 2nd International EID Conference on Agendas of Reform should be submitted as oral communications consisting of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts for oral communications should not exceed 300 words and list five keywords.
- Proposals for oral communications should be submitted online via the Conference website by May 25th, 2018.
Proposals for panels must be submitted online as a single document, single-spaced in 12-point type. Panel proposals should include an overview of the theme, a title of the panel, and abstracts of 4 – 5 papers, each to be delivered within 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute period for questions). The names of panel presenters should be omitted from the document to enable double-blind review. However, panel organizers should include their own name. Acceptance notifications will be sent only to panel organizers.
- Panel proposals should be submitted online via the Conference website by May 25th, 2018.
All abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed and ranked by the Conference Scientific Committee. In their review, the Committee will consider the degree to which the presentation makes a contribution to the development of the discipline, points to future research agendas, or presents innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, including novel collaborations or syntheses across sub-disciplines or with other related disciplines. A proposal may be given higher priority if clearly linked to one or more of the conference themes.
Notification of acceptance of oral communications and panels will be sent by June 15th, 2018.
Presenters are entitled to submit only one abstract as a first author. Speakers agreeing to present papers in panels also follow the one-presentation rule, i.e. someone who is first author or presenter cannot also be first author or presenter for another paper.