European Union: Instances of Cooperation and Discord (Call for Papers)

On March 2nd, 2012, York University’s European Union Center of Excellence will be holding its third annual Graduate Student Conference at its Glendon Campus in Toronto, Ontario. This year’s theme will be “European Union: Instances of Cooperation and Discord/ Union Européenne: entre coopération et désaccord”. The purpose is to showcase graduate student work and promote debate on topics relating to the European Union.


17 January, 2012 (All day)

ECSA-C Young Researchers Network (Call for Membership)

Young Researchers Network European Communities Studies Association - Canada


In 2004, the Young Researchers Network became an official entity within the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA- C YRN). Currently, the ECSA-C YRN seeks to expand its activities in order to strengthen its capacity as a dynamic, innovative organization within the area of European studies in Canada. Graduate students from Canadian universities are most welcome to join our Network.


Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies (Call for Applications)

The Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies is pleased to solicit applications for its next fellowship competition. The program offers fellowships to scholars in all social science and humanities disciplines, including historians working on modern and contemporary German and European history for a research period in Berlin between 10-12 months.

1 December, 2011 (All day)

Free Movement and Discrimination (Call for Papers)

Call for Papers: Free Movement and Discrimination

November 28, 2011

Glendon College, York University (Toronto, Canada)

Democratic states tend to guarantee free movement within their territory to all citizens. Similarly, the European Union guarantees the right to live and the right to work anywhere within EU territory to EU citizens and members of their families. Such rights reflect the project of equality and undifferentiated individual rights for all who have the status of citizen. But they are not uncontested. Within the EU, several member states have or propose to reintroduce border controls and restrict access for EU citizens who claim social assistance. Some, most notably France and Italy, have emphasized their expulsions of Roma, which challenge human rights norms against discrimination. Within democratic states, particularly federal ones and others where decentralized jurisdictions are responsible for social welfare provision, it sometimes appears that some citizens are more equal than others. Principles such as benefit portability, prohibition of residence requirements for access to programs or rights, and mutual recognition of qualifications and credentials facilitate the free flow of people within states and reflect the attempt to eliminate internal borders. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the politics of free movement and discrimination in the EU and a range of democratic states.

Participants will be asked to revise their contributions for publication. Please send an abstract to Willem Maas (maas@yorku.ca) as soon as possible but no later than September 5. We will notify participants promptly following this date.

5 September, 2011 (All day)

Review of European and Russian Affairs (Call for Submissions)

The Review of European and Russian Affairs, housed at the Centre for European Studies (the EU Centre of Excellence at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), invites submissions of academic articles from young researchers. A recent conference paper or an extract from high quality thesis work could be adapted for the journal.

For more information click here or visit their website.

DAAD Internship Program EMGIP – Bundestag 2012

EMGIP - Bundestag offers internship opportunities for U.S. and Canadian students in the German parliament, the Bundestag. The internships are 2 months long in positions matching the student’s interest and experience. Interns will be placed within the Verwaltung, preferably with a Sekretariat working for their preferred Ausschuss Asides from contributing to the respective offices, interns have the opportunity to study legislative and administrative procedures in the German parliament.

15 September, 2011 (All day)

Goethe Institut Satellite Vancouver (Call for Proposals)


A new German-Canadian arts initiative by the Goethe-Institut Toronto

The Goethe-Institut is embarking on a 2-year initiative to create the Goethe Satellite, a programming framework where artists and curators are invited to develop projects in Vancouver.

Satellites are mobile platforms that connect people and enable global networks through the reception and transmission of sound, image, data and text. The Goethe Satellite is a moving hub that journeys throughout Vancouver collecting and distributing the voices of collaborating artists, spaces, and curators.

Rather than establishing itself within a singular space, the goal of the Goethe Satellite is to facilitate unique site-specific projects and pop-up spaces around the city, where artists, organizations and collectives will have the opportunity to collaborate, perform, and show work that expands current artistic practices.

The concept is flexible and fluid, and at the same time defined by the objectives of the Goethe-Institut. The Satellite becomes a way of showcasing the intersections of space, community, culture, art, and time. By using different spaces for limited times, the initiative will be able to evolve in both form and feeling within different geographical spaces around the city.

For 50 years, the Goethe-Institut has been promoting dialogue and exchange between Canadian and German artists. The Satellite emerges from the Goethe- Institut’s interest in exploring experimental concepts within contemporary art today, in multiple locations with flexible structures. The Institut believes that Vancouver’s unique location and artistic milieu provides the ideal setting for the Satellite concept.

For more information click here.

25 May, 2011 (All day)

Rethinking Europe: Study of Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries (Call for Papers)



Rethinking Europe: New Approaches and Methodologies to the Study of Europe in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The Center for German and European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites paper proposals from advanced graduate students for a workshop 27-31 October, 2011, focusing on Europe’s position in and to the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Participants will meet in Minneapolis and workshop pre-circulated papers of 20-30 pages in length. University of Minnesota faculty and graduate students will provide additional commentary throughout the sessions. Housing will be covered by the Center for German and European Studies for all participants; substantial funds are also available to offset the costs of air travel.

Interested graduate students should submit a coverletter briefly describing their work, CV, and an up-to 300-word abstract to rethinkingeurope@gmail.com by 31 May 2011. Participants will be notified by mid-June.

31 May, 2011 (All day)

2011 Western US Graduate Research Workshop on the EU (Call for Papers - DEADLINE IMMINENT)


The European Union Centers of Excellence at Boulder and Seattle present:

2011 Western U.S. Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union

May 13-14, 2011

University of Colorado at Boulder

The European Union Centers of Excellence in Seattle, Washington and Boulder, Colorado are pleased to announce an application deadline extension for their upcoming Western United States Graduate Research Workshop on the European Union, to be held at the University of Colorado at Boulder on May 13-14, 2011. Applications will now be accepted through April 8, 2011.

8 April, 2011 (All day)

Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute - Violence in Europe (Call for Applications)

Fellowships for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies, July 17 - July 29, 2011.

"Violence Across the Mediterranean to Northern Europe: Theory and Practice"

8 April, 2011 (All day)
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