EUSAAP Conference Shanghai 2019

The European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP) invited papers for the annual conference and postgraduate student workshop entitled:


New Leadership, New Priorities – The EU in 2019

Saturday & Sunday, 6 & 7 July 2019, Shanghai 


2019 was a watershed year for EU institution building. First, the year marked the 40thanniversary of direct elections to the European Parliament and the conference called for papers that offered a comparative longitudinal perspective focused on themes such as MEP recruitment, electoral systems evolution, treaty changes and policy impact. Second, the 2019 election were the first to be held after BREXIT and the consequences for the Parliament’s Group composition warranted analysis. Third, the selection of the new Commission as well as the Commission and Council Presidents and the High Representative also occurred in 2019. The conference examined this institutional renewal as well as reflected on the performance of these actors in the 2015-2019 period.  

The events investigated these questions from both, an European and Asia Pacific perspective, as well as a multidisciplinary one. To build capacity and sustainability in EU Studies in the region as well as the development of knowledge within national governments, business and media organisations on the EU in the region, graduate students were especially invited to participate. Early career researchers especially benefitted from networking with more experienced participants, developed important research and presentation skills and brought a new, exciting and different perspectives to the conference. 



The 2019 conference was held over two days. A postgraduate workshop was held parallel to the conference, where students presented their work in a conference-style setting, with a more relaxed atmosphere among their peers. Experienced facilitators provided help and feedback. 

Conference Publications

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.

Conference Papers

Conference Proceedings

Logistical Information

We are happy to provide you with the most recent conference and logistical information HERE. Please read this carefully. We also recommend to take a printed copy with you to help you navigate to the hotel. 


We 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 Friday, 05 July and departure on Monday, 08 July 2019. Please note that only these nights can be covered. It will not be possible for the organisers to pay for any other nights. 

We are using two different hotels again this year, however, most conference presenters are booked into the A’tour Hotel, Shanghai Hongkou Dabaishu. More information and how to get there can be found in the conference and logistical information file HERE

For papers that are co-authored and/or several authors be attending the conference, only one set of costs will be covered. For example, off 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. The single rooms cannot be used by two people. 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. 

Visa Applications

Most passport holders will require a visa to travel to China. Passports must be valid for at least another six months from the date of entry. Further information on visa applications will be posted here as soon as possible. 


Call for papers: closed

Guest registrations: closed

Paper acceptance: closed

Participants acceptance: closed

Full paper submission: closed 


European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP)

c/o University of Canterbury

Private Bag 4800

Christchurch 8042

New Zealand