EUSAAP Conference 2020

Christchurch, New Zealand – Postponed 

2020 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. Papers are welcome from a broad multidisciplinary perspective that investigate these questions from both, an European and Asia Pacific perspective. This annual conference also serves as the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) at the University of Canterbury, the host of the conference. To build 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.  


The 2020 conference will be held over two days. A postgraduate workshop will be held parallel to the conference on one day (Thursday or Friday – tbc). Postgraduate students are encouraged to register and present their work in a conference-style setting, with a more relaxed atmosphere among their peers. Experienced facilitators provide help and feedback. 

The organisers reserve the right to move panels and presentations at short notice due to operational requirements. 

Paper Upload

A link to upload your 2020 conference paper to our google drive will be placed here closer in time. 

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


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 Wednesday, 24 June and departure on Saturday, 27 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.  Local Transport  The hotels are within an approximately 5-7km radius from the university. However, at this stage we are unable to provide local transport. More information on this will be posted here in due course. 

Visa Applications

All visitors to New Zealand require an electronic travel authority (ETA) and 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: open – please email 
Participants informed of paper acceptance: early February 2020
Participants acceptance: within 14 days of acceptance email 
Full paper submission: 31 May 2020

The deadline to withdraw from the conference will be 31 March 2020. After this, hotel costs for one night will be charged. 

Withdrawals after 31 March 2020 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. 


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.


Register Here



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