3rd Global Conference
Redefining Europe: The Redefinition of European Identity
Girne American University, North Cyprus
Monday 5th June - Thursday 8th June 2006
Final Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference is the third 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. The conference is sponsored by The Ashburn Institute with the aim of focusing on issues of democracy and federalism. As a result of these studies, the hope is to build a road map to:
1. a stronger E.U
2. a stronger Euro-Atlantic partnership;
3. an EU in which newly accessed countries can play a key role in the decision-making process as well as in relations within and outside the union.
The failure of the European Constitutional Treaty - and more recently the beginning of the talks with Turkey - have brought to light the many doubts the citizens of Europe are currently facing. Yet despite the current Euro-pessimism, the united Europe has become a regional, political and economical reality. In every EU country, beyond their national identity, citizens have accepted a new reference: that of being European. The candidacy of Turkey for membership in the European Union comes as a test of European identity and raises many questions: What is Europe? Who are Europeans? Is Europe a geographical, political, economic area? Is
it a civilization? Is it Christian, or not? Where does enlargement stop?
This year's Redefining Europe conference will focus on all issues of European Identity. Papers will be considered on any related subject. Papers will be evaluated through the process of peer review. Please submit a 500 word abstract to the Ashburn Institute electronically via the e-mail address provided below or hard copy with disk to the address in Washington, D.C. by Friday 14th April 2006.
Authors accepted for the conference will be given the opportunity to present their work at The Ashburn Institute's international conference in North Cyprus. Accommodation is free. Papers will be published in an online e-book. Selected papers will be developed and published in a themed hard copy book.
Please submit your paper - and any inquiries about the conference - to the The Redefining Europe Organizing Committee: Dr. Joseph Drew, Joelle Schmitz, Marielle Reiss and Robert Frantz:
THE ASHBURN INSTITUTE
Hall of States, Suite 524
P.O. Box 77164
Washington D.C. 20013-7164
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