2nd Global Conference
Redefining Europe: Federalism and the Union of European Democracies
Friday 29th April - Monday 2nd May 2005
Prague, Czech Republic
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference is the second in an annual series of research projects which seeks to focus on methods of evaluating the implications and opportunities posed by the expansion of the European Union over the last year. In particular, the conference will assess the development of the proposed EU constitution with reference to federalist and democratic principles and ideals. Additionally, the need to address the impact of an enlarged EU on its relations with the United States will also be explored.
As a result of these studies, we hope to build a road map to (1) a stronger EU; (2) a stronger Euro-Atlantic partnership; and (3) an EU in which the newly accessed can play a key role in the decision-making process as well as relations within and outside this growing international organization.
Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
The proposed constitution of the EU and the impact of federalist and/or democratic principles
The opportunities and implications the EU expansion has had or will have on democracy, liberty and international cooperation
The role or impact the expanded EU has or will have on relations with the United States
A study on the issue of equal representation of all members of the EU
The issue of sovereignty in the development of the EU
Implications for European and state systems of educational institutions, political organizations, judicial organs, and social welfare
The future process of state accession to the European Union
Papers will be considered on any related theme. 500 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 21st January 2005. If accepted for presentation, 8 page draft conference papers should be submitted by Friday 5th April 2005.
500 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Committee;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
Please send abstracts to both:
Dr Joseph Drew
University of North Virginia - Prague
The conference is sponsored by the Ashburn Institute in partnership with the University of Northern Virginia Prague campus, the EuroAtlantis Society of Prague, and Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
One ISBN eBook has been published and one themed hard copy volume is in preparation from the previous meeting of this conference project. All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume.
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For further details about the conference please visit the following web address.
Dr Rob Fisher
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