International Conference 2019

PECSA International Conference

“Connecting the European Union of Shared Aims, Freedoms, Values and Responsibilities”

5 December 2019, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland


Polish European Community Studies Association (PECSA), Jean Monnet Chair of the European Union and Department of Political Studies of the Collegium of Socio-Economics at SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Poland, Institute of Political Science and Inter-Institutes Migration Research Unit of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Research Center on European Integration at the University of Gdańsk and Partners invite to the PECSA International Conference “Connecting the European Union of Shared Aims, Freedoms, Values and Responsibilities” at SGH Warsaw School of Economics (Poland) which will be held on 5 December 2019.

The conference will contribute to the debate on the most current issues of the European integration processes, determining their scope and dynamics, such as migration, discrimination, social exclusion, international instability, internal and external security. This is vital for the success of integration processes as they are based on the axiological foundations that allow 28 Member States and their societies to cooperate and the EU to act as one united although diversified actor. Special attention will be paid to the contribution that academia can make to policy-making in order to support and protect the shared European values of human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights – values that represent foundations of any free and democratic society.


The main topics of the Conference cover but are not limited to the following issues:

  1. European Union and its values: freedom, solidarity, democracy
  • The European Union and human rights – new settings, old problems?
  • EU citizenship – rights and responsibilities
  • European culture
  • Future of the European integration process
  1. European Union and its institutions, laws, and economy
  • EU institutions, bodies and agencies
  • The role of NGOs in shaping EU civil society
  • The role of regions in the EU
  • EU economic policy
  • Instability of international environment and internal stability of the EU – dynamics of interdependence
  1. European Union and its society: challenges and opportunities
  • Contemporary socio-demographic challenges in the EU
  • Justice and home affairs
  • Migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in the EU: in quest of solutions
  • EU societies in transition: youth, education and labour market


Abstract submission

The Organizing Committee welcomes papers focused on broadly understood European studies, including above-mentioned topics of the Conference. We therefore invite both junior and senior scholars from around the world, as well as practitioners, to submit abstracts dealing with European issues, and welcome papers drawing from various disciplinary traditions such as European studies, political studies, international relations, economics, sociology, law and administration, security studies, history, geography, psychology, gender studies and many others.

Authors are invited to submit their abstract proposals (200-300 words) by 7 September 2019 via registration form available at link.

Authors of accepted abstract proposals will be requested to submit their papers for publication in the conference book before 10 November 2019. Authors who will not meet this requirement will be removed from the conference program.



7 September 2019 – Submission of abstracts

15 September 2019 – Notification about acceptance of abstracts

10 November 2019 – Submission of final papers

5 December 2019 – Conference



SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Al. Niepodległości 128, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland, Building C, Auditorium I


Fees and expenses

The PECSA International Conference “Connecting the European Union of Shared Aims, Freedoms, Values and Responsibilities” is organised within the framework of Jean Monnet Project “Connecting the European Union of Shared Aims, Freedoms, Values and Responsibilities” (EUSHARE) co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

There is no conference fee. The Organizing Committee provides snacks during coffee breaks and lunch. The rest of expenses (esp. accommodation and travel) are paid for by the participants.


Additional information

We kindly ask you to forward this call for papers to your Colleagues and anyone interested in European studies, and, if possible, to publish this upcoming invitation on your institution's website and in social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).

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