CfP for EU – China/Asia Relations at the 47th UACES Conference


Panels on EU-China Relations in Global Politics to be organized by UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations

2016 has been one of the most turbulent years in global politics, bringing about changes whose ramifications will surely affect the relations between the EU and China. EU’s role as an aspiring global player is inevitably going to change in the era of Brexit, rise of terrorism, and the rise of far right populism, and it will affect is relationship to China. The incoming administration of Donald Trump in the US will is bound to shake up both EU’s and China’s relations with the US, and this will extend to their own relationship. Global challenges are pronounced perhaps most in the domain of normative and paradigmatic issues, as the process of diversification of political systems and transitions away from liberal democracy intensifies, thereby strengthening the appeal of new ideas, blueprints and role models.

The UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China relations has successfully organised numerous panels at UACES annual conferences in Passau, Leeds, Cork, Bilbao and London to review this evolving relationship and its wide spectrum. We are now again organising EU-China/Asia streams at the 2017 UACES conference in Krakow, between 4 and 6 September 2017 (

The UACES Collaborative Research Network on EU-China Relations was initiated by ESSCA School of Management in Angers, College of Europe in Bruges and Graduate School of Global Politics at Freie Universität Berlin.

The CRN welcomes paper submission on any of the broad themes and topics below, or on related subjects:

  • EU-China/Asia relations in the context of ongoing global political changes

  • EU’s internal issues and its relationship to China

  • EU and China as normative powers

  • China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the EU and the European Neighborhood and Enlargement Area

  • Traditional and non-traditional security issues (including cyber security) in EU-China/Asia relations

  • EU-China cooperation on global issues (energy, environment)

  • EU, China the reform of global institutions (UN, IMF, World Bank etc.)

  • EU, China and regional integration and interregional dialogue (ASEM, APEC, 16+1 etc.)

  • EU-China trade and investment relations

In accordance with paper submission guidelines for UACES conference, please email your paper proposal to the panel coordinators: Mr Anastas Vangeli (Doctoral Researcher at the Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Science: ) and Prof Wei Shen (Lancaster University and ESSCA EU-Asia Institute: with the following information:

  • Full Name

  • Organisational affiliation

  • Postal address

  • Email Address

  • Research Discipline

  • Paper Title

  • Abstract (max. 250 words)

  • Keywords(s)

  • Name of any co-authors

by 17th January 2017 at the latest (the UACES deadline is 20nd January 2017). Please indicate whether you would be interested to serve as a chair or discussant in case we need to fill in chairing and discussing slots when we put together the panels.

We encourage submissions from researchers of various disciplines, geographic areas and with different research experience. The CRN usually submits several panels per conference, and we pay special attention to diversity in our panels, including the balance between junior and senior scholars.

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