Date: Wednesday 10 - Friday 12 July 2024
Convenor: EU*Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management, Jean Monnet Chair “Teaching and Research in European Studies (TRES)”
Venue: ESSCA Campus Angers (1 rue Lakanal, Angers - France)

The workshop will be held both in-person and online via TEAMS (Click here to connect)

Click here to download the programme

Aims and rationale

European Studies is a dynamic and exciting field of study. It provides essential keys to understanding the functioning of contemporary societies, at the same time illuminating the complexity of current economic and political issues. Recent events including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the impact of the acceleration in climate change, the impact of the COVID pandemic, the rise of nationalism in European states all demonstrate clearly the importance and significance of European Studies as a field of enquiry and research. In the face of such cross-border, often global challenges, as well as the decentering and decolonisation agendas, it is vital also to understand Europe as just one among a number of regions in the world, thus, albeit somewhat paradoxically, its relations with non-European state and regional actors have added further impetus and salience to the study of Europe.

In 2022, the EU*Asia Institute at ESSCA was successful in obtaining a Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration for the initiative Teaching and Research in European Studies (TRES). The initiative will be developed under the leadership of Jean Monnet Chair, Professor Thomas Hoerber, Head of the Institute. The main objectives for TRES are to develop new publication opportunities and new courses for students at ESSCA.


In this context, the EU*Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management is organising a three-day-workshop and looking for interdisciplinary contributions in areas of:

  • History of European Integration
  • Celebrating Two Decades: The Impact of the 2004 EU Enlargement
  • Theories and Concepts of European Integration
  • European Organisations
  • European Law and Policy
  • European Values, Society, and Democracy
  • European Art, (Culture?), Literature and the Media
  • Europe in (and) the World
  • Europe beyond the EU
  • European Thinkers, Leaders and Influencers
  • New ideas on Europe

‘The Routledge Resources Online: European Studies’ is envisaged as the main publication outlet for the TRES project. It is a novel initiative by Routledge to provide extensive, up to date and authoritative resources for research in European Studies prepared by high-level academics. It will be modelled on existing successful Routledge online resources.

Click here to download the programme (last update: 3 June 2024)

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