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. 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

Policy-making inside Europe
28-29 January 2021 (online)

The EUROPAEUM is pleased to invite applications for our traditional Policy Making Seminar (normally taking place in Brussels). This special 2021 on-line Policy Seminar, organized in collaboration with the European Parliamentary Research Service (DG EPRS) is a joint effort to link academic and policy institutions, contributing to a better understanding of the process of preparation and implementation of EU policies. Programme will include talks and discussions with those at the sharp end of policy and decision-making in Brussels. This online edition will focus on how key areas of European policy are made covering core themes such as: the future of the Europe; EU crisis management;  Brexit and post-COVID economic recovery; EU and global order; protecting fundamental rights and supporting democracy around the globe.  More detailed discussion in working groups will be organized with the accent on pluralism of opinions, recommendations and understanding of key policy challenges.

We welcome applications from master’s and doctoral students from within the EUROPAEUM network. Applications should include our application form, a CV and a paragraph about why you want to participate and how the topic relates to your research.

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2021

All applications and enquiries to

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Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a CV
  • A paragraph on how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it

Classics Colloquium ‘Slavery: Antiquity and Modernity in Dialogue’

11-12 Feburary 2021 (online)

This on-line EUROPAEUM Classics Colloquium – the 18th in our series – will explore various aspects of ancient slavery. During the colloquium, we will be looking at core aspects of slavery – matters that are still at the very heart of human interest.

The objective of the Colloquium is to examine ancient slavery in all its manifestations from different perspectives and with a wide range of research methods. The colloquium will bring together leading international researchers and scholars including Professor Nino Luraghi (Oxford University), Prof Edith Hall (King’s College, London) and Dr Myles Lavan (University of St Andrews). New methodologies and previously untapped sources will be explored, discussing and examining variation within the ancient word. We will look at how often were slaves freed and why, and study how important is manumission to our understanding of slavery. To have a full understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of ancient slavery, the colloquium would be also looking in depth at slavery as a form of trade.

We welcome applications from master’s and doctoral students from within the EUROPAEUM  network. Applicants are invited to give a paper and contributions are equally welcome from historians of slavery and from scholars with an interest in slave/unfree agency and participation. Presentations will be grouped into three thematical panel and they should be between 15 and 20 minutes. Participants will be invited to comment on others’ work. We also welcome applications from students who wish to participate without giving a paper.

Deadline for application forms and abstracts: by 11 December 2020

Deadline for papers: 22 January 2021

All applications and enquiries to

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Documents required by the deadline:

  • a completed application form (see above)
  • a CV
  • A paper abstract (up to 500 words)  if you want to give a paper
  • If you do not wish to give a paper, please add to your application form 2-3 sentences about how this event relates to your academic work and how you envisage benefitting from it

CFPs coming soon:

Brussels Policy-Making Seminar | February 2021 (virtual event)

Conference on Artificial Intelligence, planned in collaboration with United Europe | Spring 2021, or later

Spring School | April 2021, Oxford

Workshop on European Culture, Identity and Nationhood | June 2021, possibly in Prague

Summer School 2021 | St Andrews (postponed from 2020)
‘Europe through Film and Visual Arts’

Classics Colloquium | Autumn 2021, Madrid (postponed from 2020)
‘Metabolé: Crisis and Transformation in Antiquity’

Winter School on Planetary Welfare | January 2022, Barcelona



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 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