Applications for Workshops, Events and other Opportunities

For the events listed below please apply by the given deadline using our generic application form

Please submit all your documents in English.

Applications should consist of

  • a completed application form (link above)
  • a motivation letter
  • one or two references (including at least one from your supervisor)
  • a brief CV, and
  • a one-page abstract of your proposed paper (if papers are asked for and you want to give one)

Please note that we can only accept applications from students currently enrolled on a postgraduate course at one of our member institutions. In the case of Summer Schools and events in early autumn we may be able to accept applications from students who have  graduated from one of our member institutions that same calendar year, or are about to start a postgraduate course at one of those universities.

Please see our Guidance for Applicants at the bottom of this page

30 May | Oxford
Workshop ‘Trade unions, democracy and political power in France, the UK and Europe’ | Oxford | students on a graduate course at Europaeum member universities can apply | more info (pdf)

Other Calls expected soon:

Summer School, Paris | July 2019

Estoril Political Debate | June 2019



Spring School, 2-4 May 2019, Maison Française, Oxford

‘The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war’ (Desiderius Erasmus). Half a millennium after Erasmus’s famous declaration, 2019 reminds us of the need for effective negotiations. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles, one of the most contentious and consequential peace agreements of the modern world, 2019 witnesses the ongoing negotiations surrounding Britain’s exit from the European Union. This Spring School will bring together postgraduate researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences subjects to explore themes related to peace, peace-making, and negotiation in diachronic and multidisciplinary perspective. Studies of diplomacy and negotiation are increasingly emphasising the role of non-state actors in international affairs, the importance of soft, as well as hard power in inter-state and intercultural relations, and the need to understand the dynamics of peace, as well as those of war. Meanwhile the role of negotiation and peace within communities remains a vibrant area of scholarship. Confirmed speakers include Dr Maxine David, Prof Adrian Gregory, Prof Adam Roberts, and Dr Tracey Sowerby.
We invite applications from postgraduate scholars at Europaeum member universities to attend, and we also invite applications to give papers addressing the theme of the Spring School and in particular the following topics:

  • peace congresses & peace-making
  • the role of soft power in negotiations
  • the consequences of peace
  • international organizations’ role in maintaining peace
  • representations of peace & negotiation
  • theories and/or of peace and/or negotiation
  • the ethics of peace & negotiation
  • diplomatic actors/negotiators & their agency
  • negotiations within communities
  • the role of peace within societies

All students at graduate level (master’s and PhD) at Europaeum member universities can apply: please send an application form (see above) and a CV of up to 2 pages to by 11 March 2019. Please also ask your supervisor to email us a reference.
If you want to present a paper, please send an abstract of up to 200 words along with your application.



Who can apply for Europaeum events and opportunities?

Generally speaking, any graduate who is currently enrolled on a course with one of our member universities can apply. Historically we have only invited students from the Humanities and Social Sciences to apply, but with courses and research topics becoming more and more interdisciplinary, we are opening up the invitations to those from other disciplines as well. However, it should be stressed that the reason for applying given in the application should bear as much relevance as possible to the theme of the event, or in the case of bursaries, a strong case for wanting to do research in the field of European Studies should be made to ensure being competitive. There are rare occasions where the theme of an event that the Europaeum is associated with relates to non-European topics, and in those cases we look for the closest relevance to the topic.


Academic quality: we look for strong students with good previous and on-course marks who can argue their point well and write in good English.
CV: you should list your education thus far (with grades), and work experience. You can add any volunteer work you may have done, and skills that you have gained. Information about your English language skills will be useful.
References: your referee should comment on your academic qualities and achievements, and if at all possible, should give an indication of where you rank in your year’s cohort.
Proposal/personal statement: This should be as concise and yet detailed as possible. We are looking for you making a coherent and convincing case for why you want to participate (or get a bursary). Your academic background and research interest in European Studies should be explained and much as possible within the limited space of the statement, and how the event or bursary trip would help you with your current research. In the case of applying for a bursary, you should be as clear as possible about how you are planning to spend your time during the trip, what you are expecting to achieve, and why the resources in that particular location are vital for your academic work.

Decision-making process

Our decision-making process is trying to be as fair and transparent as possible. All applications are considered, and we aim to have a minimum of two, if not three, assessors. Where possible we involve assessors from more than one member university.
We are sorry that we cannot offer feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Incomplete applications

Not all applications are requested to be sent to the Europaeum office, as some member universities handle their own admissions internally. In those cases we have no control over what happens when applications are incomplete. But if your application was sent to the Europaeum office and is incomplete by the deadline we will get in touch with you as soon as we can to make you aware. The most frequent issue is missing references and we would ask you to chase these up so that we can have them within 2-3 days after the deadline.

Please make sure that you have all other documents included with your application. There is a standard set that we expect: Application form, CV, proposal/letter of motivation, a piece of written work, and evidence of your latest grades (plus references, as mentioned above). Where paper proposals are invited, an abstract is also required, providing you would like to give a paper.

For all events on this page the Europaeum covers travel costs to the location, except where indicated clearly that this is not the case. In most cases this means that once you have received confirmation of a place on the event, you will be asked to book your travel within a week and send the receipts to us. The limited time frame is intended to make sure that travel costs are kept to a minimum by booking flights as early as possible. In some rare cases the flights will be booked for you, but this will be clearly indicated to you.
Where travel costs are reimbursed the Europaeum will make a bank transfer into your bank account on the first day of the event, once confirmation has been received that you have arrived. If you cancel your attendance without a medical certificate, the travel costs will not be reimbursed.
Please note that we can only cover travel within Europe and we usually expect to cover travel costs from a student’s home university to the event. Students who need to travel from further afield should enquire with the Europaeum office whether it is possible that a contribution is made to their flight costs to the equivalent of another student’s flight from the same university. Where the event is happening at your home university, we do not cover travel costs. Equally, we reserve the right to query a scenario where a student is clearly trying to use the travel cost reimbursement system to cover a trip to their home country for a holiday.
Accommodation is always provided by the organising institution, but please note that this is often shared (twin) accommodation. We would like to ask participants not to bring guests along, even if they don’t attend the event itself. Our philosophy is that the social elements of a workshop is as important as the academic bit, and that this is where useful connections are formed for the future. Personal guests tend to be a distraction that isolates one participant from the group.

Under certain circumstances participants of our events can get a certificate. Find out more