EUSAAP Conference: New Directions, New Leadership in a post-Covid Environment

Dear All,

We are glad to announce the EUSAAP is planning its 2021 annual conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia as an in-person event with a virtual component. Conference papers accepted for the 2020 conference are automatically transferred to the 2021 edition and can be presented in-person or virtually.

New Directions, New Leadership in a post-Covid Environment
28+29 June 2021, Melbourne, Australia

2021 presents EU scholars with a new canvas on which to explore the nature and direction of European Integration. The conference will focus upon the renewal of the EU’s institutional leadership and the new priorities and  challenges for the EU27 in a post-Covid-19 environment. Papers are welcome from a broad multidisciplinary perspective that investigate these questions from both, an European and Asia Pacific perspective.

Building capacity and sustainability in EU Studies in the Asia Pacific region both academics as well as graduate students are invited to participate. Early career researchers will be able to benefit from networking with more experienced participants, develop important research and presentation skills and bring new and different perspectives to the conference.

Due to the pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 conference, this also serves as celebration of the 15th EUSAAP conference, the founding of the European Studies Association Australia and New Zealand (ESAANZ) and the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), seat of the EUSAAP secretariat. 


Conference papers accepted for 2020 and automatically transferred to 2021:

  1. Confirm your attendance as in-person or virtually by 31 January 2021. Paper titles can be amended until 19 February 2021.
  2. Presenters that need to withdraw their paper can do so with a refund of their registration fees until 31 January 2021.

Additional or new papers can be submitted until: 19 February 2021

For information on the conference please visit

We wish you all a good start to the year and hope to see many in Melbourne in June.

Best wishes,

EUSAAP Conference Team.