Applications for Workshops, Events and other Opportunities

For the events listed below please apply by the given deadline using our generic application form (.docx)

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 and participation is free of charge. 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

Classics Colloquium | 25-27 November 2021, Complutense University Madrid
Madrid (postponed from 2020) ‘Metabolé: Crisis and Transformation in Antiquity’

Metabolé is a Greek word usually rendered as “revolution” or “transformation” at the same time: it was used by Aristotle in a very significant way in his philosophical works in order to designate a process of change implying both destruction and generation of things. This is also a key concept in ancient medicine or politics referred to changes of health state or political regime: many examples of global crisis and revolutions, from Mycenaean to Late Antique times, can be adduced here, as the uses of the concept in Aristotle or Polybius. But it is also a relevant topic for Literature and the Arts, both for the evolution of genres or motifs and for the turning points of diverse narratives. What follows is a reversal of fortune or a “transition point” in the plot: but, as in the Poetics’ treatment of tragedy, is it always for the worse?

This hybrid EUROPAEUM Classics Colloquium – the 19th in our series – puts forward the idea of crisis and transformation in Graeco-Roman History and Literature as a leitmotiv much in tune with the current COVID situation.

Applications are now open with suggestions of papers dealing with processes of crisis and changes of fortune in sociopolitical, literary and aesthetic terms. The event will be hosted by Prof. Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui and Prof. David Hernández de la Fuente at the Complutense University of Madrid. Speakers will include Prof. Simon Goldhill, Prof. Krzysztof Bielawski,  Prof. Alberto Bernabé and Prof. Ana Moure. We welcome applications from master’s and doctoral students from within the EUROPAEUM  network. Presentations will be grouped into thematical panels and they should be between 15 and 20 minutes. Participants will be invited to comment on others’ work and we welcome applications from students who wish to participate without giving a paper.

Our hybrid colloquium with live and digital elements will help participants to cross international borders as we will merge both the physical and virtual aspects of the event by streaming all the sessions.

Deadline for submission of applications and abstracts: 15 September 2021
Deadline for final papers: 1 November 2021.

All submissions should be sent to

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a CV
  • a statement of purpose (max 500 words) giving details of your academic interests and what you would expect to gain from attending this event
  • a reference from your supervisor/academic advisor
  • an abstract (up to 500 words) if paper presentation proposed

International Graduate Debate, Estoril
18-20 October 2021

“On the 80th Anniversary of the Atlantic Charter: Structuring a New Alliance of Democracies”

The Europaeum is inviting applications from the member network to recruit a select few postgraduates who take part in the Europaeum debate during this event.

The Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal is celebrating, in October 2021, the 29th anniversary of its International Annual Meeting in Political Studies – Estoril Political Forum. The Estoril Political Forum 2021 will bring together leading policy-makers and academics from the US, UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe.  Keynote speakers will include Marc Plattner (Co-Editor, Journal of Democracy, Washington, D.C.), Carl Gershman (President, The National Endowment for Democracy, Washington D.C.), José Manuel Barroso (Former President of the  European Commission; Director, IEP-UCP Centre for  European Studies, Lisbon).

On this occasion, the Europaeum will host the  “Europaeum Special Debate”, which will take place on October 20th. This will be in the form of a public Oxford Union-style event led by Europaeum graduate students and will involve four research graduates, each speaking for and against the given proposition, with expert commentators a hand, and a final open vote on the proposition taken. The motion to be debated will be: “Are Big Tech and Fake News the real threats to democracies today?

Deadline for submission of applications: 26th August 2021

All submission should be sent to

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a CV
  • a statement of purpose, giving details of your academic interests and what you would expect to gain from attending this event, plus a brief elaboration on your thoughts about and how you would debate on the posed debate question ‘Are Big Tech and Fake News the real threats to democracies today?’
  • a reference from your supervisor/academic advisor


Imagining Europe: Migration, Borders and the (Re)Making of ‘Europe’

9-14 August 2021 (online)

Europe has a long and complex history of migration and an increasingly polarised contemporary politics of migration. In public, political, discourse the multiple histories of migration to, from, within, and in service of ‘Europe’/European states are becoming flash points for debate. For some commentators and policy-makers, Europe, and a European ‘way of life’, are ‘under siege’, threatened, at risk of being ‘overwhelmed’ by a seemingly unstoppable ‘wave’ of migrants seeking to exploit the benefits that Europe has to offer. For others, that ‘way of life’ was only made possible by past colonial projects (and their associated migrations) and present neocolonial economic policies, which Europe has failed both to address and redress.

But what, and where, is ‘Europe’? In this Summer School we will critically reflect on this question from a number of different perspectives – including those of migrants, citizens, policy-makers, and security officials – and explore the role that migration (and responses to it) has played, and continues to play, in building or imagining ‘Europe’ – historically, geographically, socially, economically, politically, and culturally. The Summer School will be organised around the following themes, addressing a range of questions including:

  • Histories and Cultures of Migration
  • ‘European’ Borders and Bordering Practices
  • Intersectional Understandings and Approaches to Migration
  • Human Rights and Security

Speakers will include activists, professionals and academics from several disciplines including anthropology, politics, law, international relations and history. Our curriculum will comprise of life lectures, paper presentations, student debates, structured group discussions around carefully selected readings and case-studies, as well as film presentations.

The Europaeum Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. We welcome applications from students who wish to either just join the discussions, or present a paper.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2021

All applications and enquiries to

download poster advert

Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a CV
  • a statement of purpose (max 500 words)
  • a reference for supervisor/academic advisor
  • an abstract (up to 500 words) if paper presentation proposed

Events/CFPs/CFAs coming soon:

Conference to mark the completion of Cohort 2 of the Europaeum Scholars Programme | 1-3 October, Madrid

Europaeum Scholars Programme, cohort 3 | deadline in early December 2021

Classics Colloquium
St Andrews and Copenhagen in 2022 & 2023

Winter School on Planetary Wellbeing | January 2022, Barcelona



Who can apply for Europaeum events and opportunities?

Generally speaking, any graduate who is currently enrolled on a postgraduate 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.

Europaeum events are free of charge to students from within the network. 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 travel as early as possible. In some rare cases travel 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 travel costs to the equivalent of another student’s travel costs 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 (or the Europaeum), but please note that this can be 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 are as important as the academic ones, 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.
Food is normally provided during the event and where this is not the case, the Europaeum usually provides participants with a per diem contribution to meals. We do not cover food costs on non-event travel days.

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