The European Union finds itself at a historical crossroads. It currently faces a number of existential threats that need a common and unified response; yet such a common response is likely to require unprecedented pooling of sovereignty and sharing of financial burdens among the individual Member States. In other words, these challenges require a new understanding of solidarity among the States and peoples of Europe. The responses that the Union gives to these challenges will shape European integration for the foreseeable future.
This workshop will bring together young scholars who are conducting research on challenges to European solidarity, including e.g. in the context of Economic and Monetary Union, social policy, or migration. The event will provide a forum for researchers working in these areas to meet each other, present their work, and discuss their ideas with policymakers and other scholars, including senior academics who will provide feedback.
The event will take place over two days (afternoon of the 9th of March and morning of the 10th of March 2017) in Cambridge. The project is funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award and organised by Dr Alicia Hinarejos, University Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge.
Advanced PhD students, postdoctoral scholars and early career academics are invited to apply by Friday, 13 January 2017, with an abstract (500 words maximum) and a recent CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission of draft papers with the application is encouraged, but not required. Selected applicants will be informed of the outcome before the end of January 2017, and invited to submit draft papers by the end of February 2017.
The project will cover participants' cost of accommodation in a Cambridge college and travel within the UK (standard class rail or airfare in accordance with University of Cambridge guidelines). For further information on the workshop, please email Alicia Hinarejos at email@example.com.