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Call for Papers – Conference on “Theorizing the ENP”, 17-18 September 2015, College of Europe, Bruges

The College of Europe in Bruges would hereby like to invite paper proposals for an international conference on “Theorizing the European Neighbourhood Policy” which will take place on 17-18 September 2015. The conference, which is supported by the European Commission, aims to contribute to the further development of EU external relations theory by explaining the origins, development, (in)effectiveness, differentiation and (in)consistency of the ENP from various perspectives as well as the role played by other global actors.

Papers are expected to draw on International Relations theories, foreign policy analysis and integration theories or approaches such as EU external governance. They may apply and refine a specific theory, test competing theories or develop their own theoretical approach, and they should provide for solid linkages between theory and empirical research.

Selected papers will be edited and published in a peer-reviewed book or special issue. The organizers will cover speakers’ travel costs, accommodation and meals during the conference.

Detailed Call for Papers: www.coleurope.eu/TheorizingENP

Deadline for submissions of proposals: 15 May 2015