The First Global Conference Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers

Venue: Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Jun 23, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 25, 2011
Registration Date: May 15, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Jun 10, 2011
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Euroacademia cordially invites you to The First Global Conference
‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers’ to be held in Vienna, Austria

Description and aims

Europe became in the 20th century an elaborated yet contested notion as the particular field of European studies emerged and extensive and diverse research was directed recently towards an intensified search for what Europe is about. The creation of the European Union made things even more specialized and increased the stake of methodological rigor as more and more Europeans are affected by the decisions taken in Brussels. The number, diversity and quality of research projects focused on European issues is unprecedented, yet, as it is usually the case with specialization it gradually led to discursive communities that rarely meet and debate their approaches in open floors together with peers from other continents, academic traditions and cultures. It is the aim of this conference to build a bridge among specialists from different regions, academic traditions and cultures that share a common interest in studying and addressing Europe as a reflexive concern.

The first Global Conference ‘Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers’ aims exactly to refresh a broader approach and understanding of Europe by enlarging the platform of regular conferences and workshops for a wider arena of participants and disciplinary backgrounds in order to put on stage a worldwide monadology for such concerns. The conference aims to enable critical alternatives to the disciplinary orthodoxy by creating a framework for interaction and dissemination of diversity that has to become once more a European trademark. The conference also aims to become a constructive confrontational space for alternative methodologies, provocative puzzles, inter, multi and trans-disciplinary understandings of wider and also for thinner specialized issues of concern for or about Europe of today. In a way, such a conference aims to become a moment of return to the European specificity of critical self-understanding through dialogue and debate with all the discursive or narrative traditions that directly or indirectly constitute its self.

What is Europe and its place in the world? Is there something particular that sedimented in time and through a controversial history a European way? How does Europe see itself and how do others see it? Is Europe inclusive or club-based exclusive? Is Europe becoming a normative power or just envisages itself as one? Is the European multiculturalism a fact or an ideal? Is the European Union a reflection of Europe or an appropriation of it? These are just few questions out of an enormous space for inquiry that are to be addressed and confronted within the topic of the conference.

The conference is organized yet by no means restricted to the following orientative panels:

Europe as a would be world power
Europe and its internal and external others/outsiders
Europe and identities
Fortress Europe?
EU and appropriations of Europe
Europe and the Mediterranean assortment
Europe and the inclusive/exclusive nexus
Europe and the US
Europe and anti-Americanism
Europe as seen from its Eastern neighbours
Europe as viewed from far away: narratives of the Europeans outside
Europe as viewed from Asia
Europe and Africa
Non-familiar faces of Europe
Knowing Europe in a different way: from Latin America to Australia
Europe and the EU as a normative power
EU regulatory practices in context
The multiple faces of Europeanization as a process
Europe and the persistence of the East-West Slope
Europe and crises
Europe and cosmopolitanism
Europe and the post-national orders
Europe in the world
European narratives of the past: the mnemonic/amnesic nexuses
Europeanization versus globalization
Europe and conflict resolution
European social models: welfare states and neoliberal suspicions
Europe and innovation
The politicization of Europe

However, if you are willing to propose and/or chair a particular panel we welcome you to do so.

Participant’s Profile
The conference is addressed to academics, researchers and professionals with a particular interest in Europe from all parts of the world. Post-graduate students, doctoral candidates and young researchers are welcome to submit an abstract. Representatives of INGOs, NGOs, Think Tanks and activists willing to present their work with impact on or influenced by specific understandings of Europe are welcomed as well to submit the abstract of their contribution. Abstracts will be reviewed and accepted based on their proven quality. The submitted paper is expected to be in accordance with the lines provided in the submitted abstract.

A specific spot in the conference program will be dedicated to social networking and therefore all the participants interested in setting or developing further cooperation agendas and prospects with other participants will have time to present and/or promote their project and express calls for cooperation. A specific setting for promotional materials connected with the topic of the conference will be reserved for the use of participants. Books authored or edited by the participants can be exhibited and promoted during the whole period of the conference and can also be presented within the conference package based on prior arrangements.

Selected papers will be published in an electronic volume with ISBN after the confirmation of the authors and a double peer-review process based on an agreed publication schedule. All the papers selected for publication should be original and must not have been published elsewhere. All participants to the conference will receive a copy of the volume.

Participation fee: 300 Euro
The participation fee includes: the registration fee, all the materials of the conference, a copy of the electronic volume, access to Euroacademia discussion group and newsletters, discounted rates for participation in the future Euroacademia conferences, coffee brakes with snacks for all the duration of the conference, wine reception and a cocktail with buffet dinner for 23rd June – the opening day, 3 course lunch on 24th of June, optional social program. Discounted rates for specific hotels can be arranged by organizers and announced to selected participants.

Participants are responsible for finding funding to cover transportation and accommodation costs during the whole period of the conference. Official letters can be sent by Euroacademia to the financing institution to confirm the selection and participation in the conference upon request.


The 300 word abstracts and the affiliation details should be submitted in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
1) author(s), 2) affiliation, 3) email address, 4) title of abstract, 5) body of abstract 6) preferred panel or proposed panel
The abstract and details can be sent to with the name of the conference specified in the subject line or through the on-line application form available at
We will acknowledge the receipt of your proposal and answer to all paper proposals submitted.
IMPORTANT DATES: If your paper was accepted a notification of acceptance will be sent to you by 20th of May 2011. Your confirmation of attendance will be expected until 1st of June 2011 and until the 10th of June the payment of the participation fee through bank transfer is requested. No paper will be introduced in the program without confirmation and payment of the participant fee. By 10th of June 2011the full paper is to be sent according with the style standards provided to the accepted participants by organizers. All papers will be uploaded on the website as drafts available for consultation fo r other participants and the public.The conference will be held in English and will focus on the discussion of 5,000–6,000-word, pre-circulated papers.