Tbilisi, Georgia 29 - 30 March 2021

W2: Experiencing Europe

The second research pillar of the LEAP aims to unravel different dynamics underpinning the practical implications of the EU integration in daily life, i.e. performative aspect of the EU integration. In this respect, the everyday-ness of the EU from the eyes of the civil society actors will be the main theme of the workshop titled Experiencing Europe which will be organised by ISU in March 2021. The workshop will aim to bring together civil society actors and scholars working in this field, which will be organised by ISU. One-anda-half-day workshop attended by one member of the Key Staff of each partner and paper givers will be followed by a two-hour seminar by Prof. Thomas Diez on the impact of the EU in the formation of civil society inherent paradoxes and contradictions of the EU's push for democracy in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

  • Workshop & Seminar
  • 25 papers
  • Total 50 participants (approx.)

Thomas Diez is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Tübingen. From 1997 to 2000, he was Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute and subsequently, from 2000 to 2009, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and then Professor of International Relations and Head of Department at the University of Birmingham. He joined Tübingen in April 2009. Among his publications are The EU, Promoting Regional Integration, and Conflict Resolution (co-editor, Palgrave, 2017), The Securitisation of Climate Change (co-author, Routledge, 2016), A Different Kind of Power? The EU’s Role in International Politics (editor, IDebate Press, 2014), Key Concepts in International Relations (co-author, Sage 2011), An Introduction to International Relations Theory: Perspectives and Themes (co-author, third edition Pearson 2010), European Integration Theory(co-editor, second edition Oxford UP 2009) and Cyprus: A Conflict at the Crossroads (co-editor, Manchester UP 2009). In September 2009, he received the Anna Lindh Award for his contribution to the field of European Foreign and Security Policy Studies.

The Call for Papers for the workshop has been announced by the ISU around mid-September 2020 to give enough time for the scholars working on this topic to draft an abstract and apply for the workshop. The selection will be made by the ISU and successful candidates will have to submit the full draft of their papers one week before the workshop at the latest as the mentality of the workshops are mainly based on the premise that all the paper-givers read and comment on each other’s’ papers. One member of the Key Staff of each partner will also be present at the workshops to give feedback, to steer and to chair the workshop as well as to attend Prof. Thomas Diez’s seminar on the on the impact of the EU in the formation of civil society and inherent paradoxes and contradictions of the EU's push for democracy in the Western Balkans and Turkey.

The main impact of the workshop will be to increase the visibility of the LEAP project and to contribute to the enhancement of knowledge of the EU Studies as a discipline and the EU integration in general.

You can download the event programme from here.

Project Partners

METU
ESOGU
SNSPA
UP
ISU
IFNUL

Project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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