EUSAAP Conference 2021 Melbourne

New Directions, New Leadership in a post-Covid Environment 28+29 June 2021, Melbourne (Australia), Christchurch (New Zealand) and online

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. 


The current programme and handbook can be found in the links below and will be updated regularly.

Last update: 26 June 2021 PDF version

Microsoft Teams links connected  Word.docx version – Links to Microsoft Teams session and between presentation titles in programme and abstracts functional

Paper Upload

Please refer to the information in the conference programme regarding paper submission. 

Affilated Journals

EUSAAP is working with two affiliated journals and you are invited to submit your paper to either of these for publication.

Asia Pacific Journal of EU Studies

Australia New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES)

Logistical Information

Accommodation Organisers will cover up to three nights accommodation for conference and workshop presenters not living within reasonable commuting distance. Rooms will be booked for arrival on Sunday, 27 June and departure on Wednesday, 30 June 2019. Please note that only these nights can be covered. It will not be possible for the organisers to pay for any other nights.

For papers that are co-authored and/or several authors be attending the conference, only one set of costs will be covered. For example, if the paper presentation is shared between two authors, we will only be able to cover the costs of one person.

Unless arranged otherwise in writing with the conference organisers, a single room is booked for conference presenters. Postgraduate workshop participants will be allocated twin rooms (same sex only). Any additional guests staying at the hotel must be registered and pay the costs at check in. If any additional nights have been booked at your cost (and confirmed in writing by the conference organisers), these must be paid for at check in.

<strong>Local Transport</strong> The hotels are within a walking distance from the conference venues. More information on this will be posted here in due course.

<strong>Visa requirements</strong> Visitors to Australia may require an electronic travel authority (ETA) or visa. For information on this, please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs of the Australian Government which has a visa-finder tool via this LINK.


Call for papers: Paper accepted for the 2020 conference will automatically be transferred to the 2021 conference as in-person or virtual presentation. Please let us know by 31 January 2021 if you would like to transfer or amend your paper, or want to withdraw completely. 

Additional papers can be submitted until 19 February 2021. Please email to receive a registration form. 

Guest registrations for individuals wanting to attend but not present a paper: open – please email 

Participants informed of paper acceptance: by 01 April 2021

Participants acceptance: within 14 days of acceptance email 

Full paper submission: 10 June 2021

The deadline to withdraw from the conference will be 30 April 2021. After this, hotel costs for one night will be charged. 

Withdrawals after 30 April 2021 and no-shows will be charged the full hotel costs (3 nights). 

Registration Fees

Conference & Postgraduate Workshop presenters: EUR 50 payable via PayPal at registration. 

Conference guests (not presenting a paper): EUR 50 payable via PayPal at registration.  Registration fees include catering on conference days and dinner at the end of day one. 


Conference participants will receive access to all full papers submitted to the conference. You are also encouraged to submit your paper for publication to the Asia Europe Journal of European Studies or the Australia and New Zealand Journal of European Studies.


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European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP) c/o University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8042 New Zealand