Call for Papers

Following the completion of the 3rd international Europe in Discourse Conference we are excited to announce the Call for Papers for the 4th Europe Discourse: Future Trajectories for Europe.

You can download the full call for papers HERE

Conference Themes

Contributions are invited across these themes:

  • European values: from continuity to change
  • European Institutions: discourses and legitimization
  • Political and electoral dimensions in the European sphere
  • Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe
  • Search for the European Narratives of today 
  • Borders, border regions, space in and for Europe
  • Europe, globalization, fragmentation and unification
  • Europe and its role in the globe: legitimacy, soft power 
  • Political discourses in and about Europe
  • Peace, Conflict through the War in Ukraine
  • Relations and Alliances with the Global South
  • European identity through arts and culture
  • Im/migration, integration and mobility
  • Populist movements, electoral campaigns
  • Europe in the traditional media and social media
  • integration/assimilation/inclusion/homogenization as processes the EU
  • The role of religion in Europe and the EU
  • European Institutions, function, legitimacy, power
  • European Security and Defense

Special Emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean

The manifold multilateral relationship which the EU might develop with other regional and wider neighboring blocs would prove very useful for the EU’s future. The association agreements that the EU has been establishing with Southern Mediterranean partner states since the late 90’s (Barcelona process or Euro-Mediterranean Partnership) have been a clear token of the strategic importance of the region for the EU. At the same time, we are also concerned with looking at how the EU has been looking to promote the EU values through a process of Europeanization with countries of strategic importance in the region.

These countries can be part of the umbrella of “Eastern Mediterranean” which has been defined historians and geographers and would typically refer to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. Although historically the region has been territorially shaped by peace treaties like the Treaty of Lausanne, yet it has been more infested with conflict rather than cooperation. The region is of critical importance for the global sphere on a number of domains, including trade, geopolitics and energy; the identification of gas reserves has made it even more critical and turned global attention to it. We invite papers to discuss the relationship of Europe with the Eastern Mediterranean in respect to discovery of gas reserves, geopolitical strategy for the EU and population flows to Europe.


Presentation Formats and Abstracts

Proposals for participation in the 4th International Conference on Europe in Discourse: Future Trajectories for Europe can be submitted in the following formats: 

Oral communications, which consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion, should be submitted online in response to the general theme(s) of the conference mentioned below. Abstracts for oral communications should be no longer than 500 words and list five keywords.

Deadline for oral communications: November 30th 2023

1. Themed Panels

Proposals for panels must be submitted online as a single document, single-spaced in 12-point type. Panel proposals should include a brief overview of the theme, a title of the panel, and 4 to 5 abstract of papers, each to be delivered within 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute period for questions).

The names of the panel presenters should be omitted from the document to enable double-blind review. However, panel organizers should include their name.

Acceptance notifications will be sent to panel organizers.

Please submit your panel proposal through the website following the guidelines under the "Submit your Panel proposal"

Deadline for panel submissions: November 30th 2023

2. Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts

In submitting your abstract, you will need to provide the following:

  • Name, title and affiliation of the contributor(s).
  • Author’s email. For co-authored papers, only the first author’s email needs to be provided.
  • Keywords: five in the case of oral communications, two to three for posters.
  • Text of abstract: a maximum of 500 words for oral communications
  • You should submit your abstract through the Conference website. Navigate to the Submit Your Abstract page where you will find a text box where you can paste the copied text of your abstract. You will receive an automated confirmation message upon submission.

For co-authored papers notifications will be sent to the first author only.

Language of Abstract

Papers for the 4th International Conference can be presented in English.

Important Dates

Abstracts and themed panels must be submitted by November 30th, 2023.

Acceptance Notifications will be sent by June 1st 2024.


Evaluation Process, Criteria and Notification

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and ranked by the Conference Scientific Committee. Abstracts will be assessed using the following criteria.

Scientific strength. Contributions should:

  • offer significant contributions to the development of the discipline and point to future research agendas; and
  • present innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, including novel collaborations or syntheses across sub-disciplines or with other related disciplines.

Integration: Proposals may receive higher priority if they are clearly linked to the conference overall theme and are solidly grounded in discourse or textual analysis.

Other Policies

One-Presentation Rule

Proponents 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.

Organizing Committee

President of the Conference: Leonidas-Phoebus Koskos, Esq. President, Hellenic American University

  • Vassia Frontzou, Hellenic American University
  • Juliane House, Hellenic American University
  • Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
  • Gerasimos Kontaxis, Hellenic American University
  • Evropi Koutsogianni, Hellenic American University
  • Bertina Stambolliu, Hellenic American University
  • Leonidas Tzonis, Hellenic American University