The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations invite paper abstracts and panel proposals for the fifth European Union in International Affairs (#EUIA16) conference.

For the first time we are organizing a section on Immigration and Diversity at the conference and we would like to encourage you to submit abstracts or panel proposals on topics related to the following call:

International migration has profoundly changed European nation-states which today are more culturally and religiously diverse than ever. These diversities interact with the traditional European cleavages of class, gender and ethnicity, making governance increasingly challenging. The governance of immigration, as well as the resulting cultural and religious diversity surpass national boundaries and present complicated puzzles for European and global governance levels. This section of the EUIA Conference wants to address these imperative challenges for EU and global policy-makers, as well for national policy makers forced to cede policy power. Panels will address the EU and international organisations’ roles in the global governance of immigration and diversities, as well as the interaction between governance levels, from local to global. Paper and panel submissions on the following themes are particularly welcome:

  • The politics of equality indicators (gender, LGBT, immigrants, ethnic minorities, Roma);
  • International Organisations and equality policies (gender, LGBT, immigrants, ethnic minorities, Roma);
  • The multi-level governance of immigration and diversity (with a special focus on the interaction between governance levels);
  • The role of EU institutions in border, mobility and diversity policies; and
  • The implementation of immigration, immigrant integration and diversity policies (immigrant integration and citizenship courses, border control, etc.).

You can read more about the conference on the website: www.euia.be

You can submit your paper or panel proposal online here: http://www.euia.be/cfpp/

Panel organisers: Ilke Adam (VUB), Dirk Jacobs (ULB), Andrea Rea (ULB), Christof Roos (VUB), Alison Woodward (VUB)

Deadline for submitting paper or panel proposals: 19 October 2015