13 January 2016: Notification of acceptance paper-givers and opening of registration

12 February 2016: Deadline for solidarity grant applications

22 February 2016: Registration deadline for accepted paper-givers

29 February 2016: End of early-bird registration (= cheaper rate)

27 April 2016: Submission of full papers to chairs and discussants

11-13 May 2016: Presentation of papers at the conference

The registration deadline for accepted paper givers is 22 February 2016.
Paper givers need to do so by 27 April 2016, two weeks before the start of the conference (via ‘Manage Your Participation’).
Early Bird Rates (until 29 February 2016): 60 EUR for Students (Master, PhD and early post-doc); 160 EUR for Senior Academics. Rates from 1 March 2016: 100 EUR for Students; 200 EUR for Senior Academics. NGO and think tank representatives: 100 EUR flat rate. EU officials: free of charge (as a result of Jean Monnet funding).

If you cancel your registration at least one month before the conference (on 11 April 2016 or earlier), you will receive a refund of your registration fee. After that date, we are unfortunately no longer able to refund your registration fee.

We are able to award a limited number of Solidarity Grants to enable participation from presenting researchers based at institutions in developing countries. Individuals who fulfil these criteria should write a brief letter of motivation to euia2016@ies.be.
These 300 EUR grants will be awarded to the individuals after the conference has taken place.
Panels last 90 minutes in total and comprise of three or four paper presentations. Powerpoint facilities are available in all rooms. A typical panel will start with the paper presentations, followed by the discussant’s contribution, and then the general question and answer session involving the audience. The chair’s responsibility is to ensure that time is maintained, and that the sessions are formally opened and closed. The discussant will provide feedback to the presenters, and help to stimulate debate amongst the audience.

Some guidelines for time-keeping:

  1. Panels with three papers should devote a maximum of 15 minutes for each presentation.
  2. In the case of panels where four papers are to be presented, presentations should not last longer than 12 minutes.
  3. The discussant should take up to 15 minutes to outline their comments on all papers.
We have not organised specific accommodation in local hotels for the conference, due to the variety and number of needs apparent. However, we have provided some links to online hotel booking sites in the ‘Brussels Information’ on this conference website.
During the Young Researchers’ Masterclass, a selected young researcher will present his/her paper in a panel with three other young researchers (there is a panel on ‘foreign and security policy’, a panel on ‘migration and diversity’ and a panel on ‘economic governance and the environment’). The panel is led by a senior scholar, who will provide feedback on both the paper of the young scholar and his/her paper presentation. The young researcher can also pose the senior researcher questions, such as career-related questions. The masterclass lasts for 90 minutes (like a normal paper panel session).
Selected candidates for the YRM need to register by 22 February 2016, like accepted paper givers for the conference, and need to upload their full papers (via ‘Manage Your Participation’) and send them to the senior researcher who chairs their panel by 27 April 2016, two weeks before the start of the conference.
On 23 February 2016 we will send an email to those on the reserve list who are accepted for the conference.