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The First Global Conference Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeaness Exposed to Plural Observers, Vienna, 23-25 June 2011‏

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

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.

Euroacademia is a non-profit organization, based in Vienna (Austria),
aiming to foster academic cooperation, networking and a platform for
dissemination and valorization of academic research results, trends,
and emerging themes within the area of concern for European studies,
political science, critical studies, cultural studies, history,
anthropology, social psychology, semiotics, philosophy, sociology and
wider and inclusive interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary
approaches that contribute to a better understanding of the
`self-organizing vertigo' (Edgar Morin) of the European realm.
Euroacademia's goal is to become a hub for academic interaction on and
about Europe.
For more information visit
Euroacademia Organizing Team
Schuttelstrasse 57/221020
Vienna Austria
Phone:+43 699 130 33 111