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 all documents listed with the event.

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

Call for Applications:

Conference Life outside the Euro – Monetary and Financial issues for the EU periphery and beyond. Co-organised with St Antony’s College
23 January 2020 | Oxford

Application deadline 5 January 2020

EuPEP, together with SEESOX and the ESC is convening a conference on “Life Outside the Euro: Monetary and financial issues affecting the EU periphery and beyond”. Much research on EU integration looks at the “core” EU countries, and analyses the speed and priorities for taking forward the European project. This conference recognizes that “one size does not fit all” within the EU context, and that prematurely fitting all member states with the same shoe may undermine the stability not only of that member state but also to EU as a whole. There are trade-offs for member states as to when and if to join the euro, and whilst they are outside the euro whether to join the banking union. The conference will examine these issues, as well as two other issues of importance to some of these countries: the future of the Vienna Initiative and the framework of macroprudential policies in the EU as it affects countries outside the core. This conference is open to the public.

The Europaeum is a cooperating partner for this event and is looking for up to 10 students from the Europaeum network to join this conference as participants. No presentations from students are required.

Students currently enrolled on master’s or PhD courses at a Europaeum member university can apply. Successful candidates will be provided with accommodation free of charge and will be reimbursed reasonable travel expenses within Europe.

All enquiries: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

https://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/events/life-outside-euro-monetary-and-financial-issues-eu-periphery-and-beyond

Download draft programme

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement (up to 500 words) how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it
  • a CV
  • a reference from your supervisor, or someone who can comment on your academic qualities from recent experience (this should also arrive by the deadline)

All applications should be submitted to:

euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Seminar: The EU and the Balkan region – the state of play
Zagreb, 12-13 March 2020

Deadline 24 January 2020, 12 noon (UK time)

With Croatia’s accession to the EU in December 2011, the EU signalled to the other states of the Western Balkans that accession to the EU would be possible if they reformed accordingly and converged with basic European values. But instead of convergence, the EU and the Western Balkans are growing apart. This means that the Balkan region remains a major political construction site — economically, culturally, ethnically and historically highly complex, with very different expectations of the EU.

In addition, the region faces problems of illiberalism, democratic backsliding and corruption practices. Some countries in the region seem far from being able to meet the requirements of EU accession in the near future. Other challenges which are relevant in the region include: Sustainability and economic growth; Connectivity; Security and geopolitical challenges; the EU Enlargement policy; Regional demographics and brain drain

On the occasion of Croatia’s EU Presidency, during the first semester of 2020, United Europe and the Europaeum invite 25 – 30 Young Professionals as well as students from the Europaeum Network from all over Europe to Zagreb to discuss the following issues:

– What are Croatia’s goals in its EU Presidency?

– What about corruption, democracy and media freedom in the Balkan countries?

– What influence does China have in the Balkans with its Belt & Road initiative? What does this mean?

– How does the role of Russia in the region affect stability?

– What are the causes of the divergence between Western and Eastern Europe?

– Are solutions conceivable to overcome the division and promote the integration of the whole of the Balkan region into the EU?

The seminar language will be English. 

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it
  • a CV (including photo and date of birth)
  • A short text (1 – 2 DIN A4 pages/6.500 characters max) about “Is the EU/EU membership a solution for the Balkans? How could both benefit from this?”

All applications and enquiries to

euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Spring School ‘Europe in the World – the World in Europe’
Oxford, 23-25 April 2020

Deadline 26 January 2020

For the last five centuries it has been perceived that Europe was the main influence on major world developments through its formal and informal colonial and neo-colonial power. In the last fifty decades or so, however, it could be argued that the greatest influence on the state of Europe itself has come from the world outside. Influences from the outside have not only affected the political agenda in most of Europe’s countries, they also have had profound social and cultural impact. Europe is also greatly affected by the economic consequences of globalisation.
This Spring School will bring together post-graduate researchers, mainly but by no means exclusively, in Humanities and Social Sciences discussing the wider impact of the world on Europe and of Europe in the world in a historical and contemporary context. Issues that will be explored include topics such as migration, economic investments in Europe and security challenges stemming from external instability, but the participants are also actively invited to challenge the notions underlying this simple dichotomy and provide alternative readings of how interdependence in the world has developed over the last centuries and how that affects the current state of Europe.
We welcome applications from master ’s and doctoral students who wish to either just
join the discussions, or give a paper. Applications should include the Europaeum
application form, a brief CV, a statement of purpose (up to 500 words), and a reference
letter by their supervisor or academic advisor. Those who wish to submit a paper should
also add a short abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words).

download poster advert (pdf)

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a brief statement how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it
  • a CV
  • a reference from your supervisor, or someone who can comment on your academic qualities from recent experience (this should also arrive by the deadline)
  • A paper abstract of maximum a page if you want to give a paper

All applications and enquiries to

euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk

Calls expected soon:

22-24 June 2020: Estoril International Debate ‘New Authoritarian Challenges to Liberal Democracy’ | Estoril, Lisbon

Summer School, July or August: ‘Europe through film and visual arts’
Date and location to be confirmed

GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS

ADMISSIONS POLICY

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.

Criteria

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.


COSTS & REIMBURSEMENTS
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.

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