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Clashes of sovereignty

eu!radio |

We recently welcomed Emilija Tudzarovska to eu!radio! She is a Lecturer in Contemporary European Politics at Charles University, in Prague and her research focuses on the democratic legitimacy of the European Union. She spoke about her scientific approach to the crisis of representative democracy that we all perceive.

UACES Chair’s Message — February 2024

Simon Usherwood |

As you'll know, the UACES office is going through some changes. I will be writing to you shortly to introduce our new Executive Director, but in the meantime I want to give our collective thanks to Melina Dieckgräber, our Digital Communications Manager.

UACES Chair’s Message — November 2023

Simon Usherwood |

The summery delights of our Annual Conference in Belfast might feel like a long time ago, now that more wintry weather has set in, but I’d like to take you back to an event that demonstrated so well what UACES is all about.

EUHealthGov at UACES 2023

EUhealthgov |

EUHealthGov is delighted to have been involved in this week’s annual conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). We have hosted three panels at the event at Queen’s University Belfast on 4, 5 and 6 September.  On Monday morning, we gathered for a panel on EU governance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mina […]

Research Trip to Brussels Supported by the UACES Scholarship

Sadaf Shahhosseini |

I am incredibly grateful to have been awarded the prestigious UACES scholarship. As a Ph.D. candidate in political science, this incredible opportunity has allowed me to embark on an exciting journey to the heart of European politics to conduct fieldwork research.

European Sovereignty Agenda and the UK: Time to Catch Up

Gesine Weber |

The Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s war against Ukraine, and intensifying US-China competition and its repercussions on EU member states have prompted the bloc to increasingly reflect on its position on the geopolitical chessboard and forced it to take concrete action.

UACES Chair’s Message — June 2023

Simon Usherwood |

One of the great pleasures of being Chair of UACES is the repeated opportunity to talk with colleagues who have contributed to the life of the Association through the years and who continue to want to do their bit to our on-going endeavours.

EUHealthGov at UACES 2022

EUhealthgov |

EUHealthGov is delighted to have been involved in this week’s annual conference of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES). We have hosted three panels this year – two taking place at the in-person conference, in Lille, and one at the virtual conference.  On Monday afternoon, we gathered for a panel on EU governance […]

The Perception of European Identity in Scotland

Crossroads Europe |

Publication resulting from the UACES Graduate Forum Conference 2018 Perceptions of vulnerability within small states can lead to stronger national identity, but also to affiliations with bigger organisation, such as the EU, which grant external shelter. Using Scotland as an example, Alastair Mackie asks whether these dynamics can impact European identity among citizens of small states. […]

So, just how f*cked are we?

Simon Usherwood, PoliticsatSurrey |

It’s turning into a bit of a tradition. I go to a UACES conference, talk with a range of European Studies colleagues, then write a long post, usually with a sweary title. This year it’s Bath, and whereas London in 2016 I was angry (twice) and in Krakow in 2017 I was despairing, this time I’m going to be […]

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