Jean Monnet Network – LEAP Project Workshop 2020 « International Office





Call for papers

March 26-27, 2020, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine

There is already a pressing challenge faced by the higher education globally posed by the need to answer to the needs of a knowledge society. As an emerging field, however, the EU Studies face peculiar problems. The structural differences and divergent trends within the EU integration, frequently described as a fracture along North-South, East-West or centre-periphery lines, creates a challenge to teaching and learning the EU integration in diverse settings which are at different points of the EU integration. The picture gets more complicated when it comes to teaching EU Studies at ‘the periphery’ where the EU integration is predominantly an ongoing process and a moving target and the EU Studies faces the danger of being perceived as a derivation of how the country in question is doing with regard to the EU integration rather than an autonomous scientific discipline. In this respect, it is necessary to uncouple practical hurdles of the EU integration process from academic research within the EU Studies.

Within the framework of the LEAP Jean Monnet Network, the one-and-a-half-day workshop will focus on educational aspects of the EU integration and aims to unfold complexities and challenges of teaching and learning the European Union.

We invite scholars, doctoral candidates as well as other experts to contribute to this topic by submitting their papers on how ‘Europe’ in general and the EUin particular are taught and learnt in diverse settings.

Please send a 250 words abstract to until February 9, 2020. Decisions on submitted abstracts will be communicated by February 14, 2020. Successful candidates should submit their full papers 10 days before the workshop.
Workshop agenda will include the discussion of joint publication of workshop papers.

Selected papers presented at the workshop will be compiled in a Special Issue in a high-impact academic journal focusing on the complexities and challenges of teaching and learning the EU at ‘the periphery’ and other various settings. The participants will also receive acertificate of attendance.

The workshop will take place at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine on March 26-27, 2020.
Participation in the workshop is free. The organizers will cover lunch, coffee breaks and accommodation (University hotel) for the selected candidates. Workshop participants will have to cover their own travel-related costs.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers (Assoc. Prof. Roman Kalytchak, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv):

* The European Commission’s support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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