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20 Jun 2023 - 21 Jun 2023

6:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Call for papers: Workshop for Early Career Researchers “After Brexit: the UK, the EU, the European neighbourhood, and beyond”, 21 June 2023, Møller Institute, Churchill College, Cambridge – ** new deadline **

Following the third anniversary of the UK’s departure from the EU, this workshop provides an occasion for early career researchers to present work that engages debates in relevant theoretical, conceptual and empirical literatures and that examines the political, legal and economic impact on the UK and the home nations, the EU, EU member, neighbouring states, and other third countries. Topics which we are looking to cover in the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • The effects on the UK constitution: How Brexit has affected executive-legislative relations, the devolved settlement, territorial politics, and institutions in the UK and/or in one of more of the four home nations?
  • UK trade and the economy, UK policy, policy making and regulation, and UK diplomacy after Brexit.
  • Formal EU-UK relations, including the Withdrawal Agreement and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and the politics of the relationship
  • The prospects for cooperation in energy, climate change, foreign policy, and security and defence, and for friction (e.g. data and digital, financial services, environment)
  • The impact of Brexit on EU institutions, decision making, policy, and regulation
  • Adaptation by the EU, member states and neighbouring countries to the UK’s departure, their approaches to EU-UK relations, and the bilateral relations of European states with the UK

The UK in a Changing Europe  an academic organisation dedicated to providing state of the art social sciences insights into Brexit to a non-academic audience, is keen to widen its network of early career researchers. To this end, this workshop is planned as part of a series of workshops bringing together younger and more experienced scholars to discuss new research on Brexit and post-Brexit related areas. Younger scholars stand to benefit from being part of networks in their area of expertise, whilst also profiting from the opportunities that collaboration with UKICE will provide to achieve greater impact for their research. Participants will have the opportunity to share and present their work and receive feedback from senior academics working in the field of European studies. The workshop will provide a forum to explore possibilities for further collaboration, and to forge links to disseminate and publicise your research with the ESRC’s UK in a Changing Europe initiative. We are able to support travel, and provide subsistence and overnight accommodation for successful applicants.

Researchers, who may be PhD students, post-docs, or researchers who completed their PhD on or after 31 December 2017, are invited to send an abstract of no more than 300 words together with their name, affiliation, and two-page CV, which should include academic record to date (degrees taken, publications, prizes, etc). Please send applications by email to Dr Pippa Lacey, [email protected] to arrive no later than midnight Friday 21 April. Successful applicants will be informed by 2 May.

The workshop is convened by ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ Senior Fellows and Professors Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge, Hussein Kassim, University of East Anglia, and Simon Usherwood, The Open University. For queries about the call, please contact Professor Hussein Kassim ([email protected]).



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