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[ecrea] EiD II: Call for Papers

Thu Jun 14 15:11:00 GMT 2018

The 2nd International Europe in Discourse Conference


Athens, 21-23 September 2018

FINAL EXTENSION for Call for Papers

We would like to announce that the Call for Papers for the 2nd International Europe in Discourse Conference “Agendas of Reform” has been extended. We invite you to submit your abstracts by July 15th 2018 using the guidelines mentioned in the Call.

Agendas of Reform starts from the conviction that the time has come for a dialogue between those who talk about Europe and those who “do” Europe. For political analysts, historians, economists and policy-makers in Brussels the Conference will be an opportunity to discuss the future of Europe in terms of the concepts that have shaped the EU to date, such as enlargement, integration, and institutional reform. For communication and language analysts, the Conference will be a chance to interact with experts from other disciplines and explore the communication perspectives of polity building in the European Union. For all of us it will be an opportunity to reflect on what agendas of reform are likely to succeed and how the hopes reflected in such agendas can best be communicated to the people of Europe. Discourse plays an important role in any discussion about Europe. Talking about the topics that have informed Europe cannot be divorced from the language that was used to construct it in the first place. How could one talk about Islam and EU without looking at the cultural assumptions that underlie the variant national discourses? How can we talk about enlargement or integration without looking at the discourses prompted by Brexit? How can we construct a new narrative about Europe without evaluating the values and the discourses that will shape it?

Europe in Discourse is an initiative that builds on the premises of “Discourse in Society". We invite you, therefore, to take part in a conference that will foreground long socioeconomic and political problems of Europe through the lens of discourse analysis. We continue to seek your input as linguists and discourse analysts to diagnose the discursive template(s) that make up Europe today and shape the various European identities.

The 2nd Europe in Discourse Conference Agendas of Reform invites papers from a broad range of fields and perspectives on the following topics:

Values-based Reform, from Enlargement to Legitimization

Completing the EMU

EU Security and Defense

The Franco-German Relationship

The Transatlantic Dimension

The European Union and Islam

Greece and the European Union

Since Agendas of Reform follows the 1st Europe in Discourse Conference, contributions on the so-called “poly-crisis” of the EU, the refugee crisis and European populism on the right and the left are also welcome.

We particularly welcome contributions on the following Conference Themes:

The Refugee crisis in EU discourses

Anti-immigration and discourses of fear

Historical, geo-cultural, geo-economic and geopolitical aspects of European identities

Europe: super-diverse and globalized

Images of crisis and recovery in Europe

Conceptual blending, discourse and metaphors about Europe

Populist discourses and the EU

Educational discourses in the EU

European diversity through religion and culture

Discursive constructions of borders

Political discourse in the European Union

Media constructions of European identities

EU multilingualism

Linguistic plurality in EU

Presentation Formats and Abstracts

Proposals are welcome as oral communications and themed panels.

Oral Communications

Proposals for participation in the 2nd International EID Conference on Agendas of Reform should be submitted as oral communications consisting of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute discussion. Abstracts for oral communications should not exceed 300 words and list five keywords.

Proposals should be submitted online on the Conference website by July 15th, 2018.

To submit your abstract click here:

Themed Panels

Proposals for panels must be submitted online as a single document, single-spaced in 12-point type. Panel proposals should include an overview of the theme, a title of the panel, and abstracts of 4 – 5 papers, each to be delivered within 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute period for questions). The names of panel presenters should be omitted from the document to enable double-blind review. However, panel organizers should include their own name. Acceptance notifications will be sent only to panel organizers.

Please submit your proposal online on the Conference website by July 15th, 2018.

To submit your panel proposal click here:

Evaluation Process

All abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed and ranked by the Conference Scientific Committee. In their review, the Committee will consider the degree to which the presentation makes a contribution to the development of the discipline, points to future research agendas, or presents innovative or interdisciplinary approaches, including novel collaborations or syntheses across sub-disciplines or with other related disciplines. A proposal may be given higher priority if clearly linked to one or more of the conference themes.


Notification of acceptance of oral communications and panels will be sent by August 5th, 2018.

One-Presentation Rule

Presenters are entitled to submit only one abstract as a first author. Speakers agreeing to present papers in panels also follow the one-presentation rule, i.e. someone who is first author or presenter cannot also be first author or presenter for another paper.

Please consult the home page of the website for a list of the Conference Committees.

Confirmed Speakers who will participate in plenary panels:

Ms. Despina-Ino Afentouli, NATO

Ambassador Nicholas R. Burns, Harvard University

Professor Kevin Featherstone, London School of Economics

Professor Konstantinos Filis, Institute of International Relations

Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, University of Athens

Professor Panagiotis Ioakimides, University of Athens

Professor Michał Krzyżanowski, University of Liverpool

Professor François Lafond, Adviser to Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs, FYROM Professor George Pagoulatos, Athens University of Economics and Business

Mr. Alexis Papahelas, Executive Editor of Kathimerini newspaper

Professor Harry Papasotiriou, Institute of International Relations

Dr. Effie, G.H. Pedaliu, London School of Economics

Professor George Prevelakis, Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Professor Federico Romero, European University Institute

Ambassador Magda Shahin, The American University in Cairo

Professor Angelos Syrigos, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens

Professor Antonio Varsori, European Union Liaison Committee of Historians, University of Padua

Dr. Franco Zapettini, University of Liverpool

Conference Presidents

Leonidas Phoebus Koskos, President, Hellenic American University

Spiridon Flogaitis, Director, European Public Law Organization

Contact Information

Conference Secretariat: (europeindiscourse /at/ <mailto:(europeindiscourse /at/>


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