Newsletter of the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill 
June 17, 2009

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1. CES News
2. Seminars and Workshops
3. K-12 Schools & Community Colleges
4. EUSA Corner

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CES News

New Funding Proposals for Title VI Grant

The Center for European Studies at Chapel Hill will be re-applying for funding as a National Resource Center for 2010-2014. We invite all UNC faculty and graduate students with a primary focus on European studies to submit a proposal for research working groups, research projects, or other research or teaching projects directly related to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies. All proposals must be submitted electronically (preferably from a UNC email account to avoid the spam filter) to . We will hold an informational meeting early in the fall. A CES committee will consider which projects best fit the grant proposal and the appropriate level of funding.

In your funding proposal, please include:

  • Title and explanation of the project
  • Why the project is relevant to contemporary Europe, the EU, or transatlantic studies
  • If your proposal is for an on-going project funded in the current grant, please explain “added value”, i.e. what will be new about the next wave?
  • Names and depts. of faculty involved (key faculty), including European faculty names and institutions if there are any
  • How will the project involve students?
  • A 4 year requested budget broken down by year with detail (e.g. 3 speakers, workshop with 20 participants, research assistant for xx hours per week)

Seminars and Workshops

Summer School Regions in Europe: New Challenges for Regionalism and Federalism in the 21st Century

European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)August 28 - September 4, 2009 | University of Münster, Germany
The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is happy to announce the first of three Summer Schools on Federalism and Regionalism, hosted by the University of Münster, Germany. The Summer School is open to PhD-students (preferably social scientists) from across Europe (and beyond).

PhD-students wishing to apply should complete the application form and return it to Klaus Detterbeck ( or Jörg Mathias
( They should also submit a 500 word abstract of a paper/research proposal which they are expected to present during the summer school. The participation fee is 400 GBP; this covers accommodation, tuition fee and meals. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application shortly after the application deadline.

For details and the application form, please see the program (DOC), which is subject to minor changes.

Deadline: June 19, 2009

Summer University Prague 2009

Summer University Prague 2009September 5-19, 2009 | Prague, Czech Republic
The objective of the 2009 summer university "Central Europe between Germany and Russia" is to provide students a broad understanding on the historical, political, economic, social and cultural development of Central Europe. Moreover, this two week intensive academic program analyses Central Europe’s role as an international political and economic player and the relations to its biggest neighbors – Germany and Russia.
It will bring together young students and researchers (social sciences, humanities) for a 14-day intensive program of lectures, workshops, group discussions and cultural excursions.

For detailed information please visit

Deadline: July 5, 2009

K-12 Schools & Community Colleges

Galaxy Theater Tickets

Galaxy CinemaThe Center for European Studies has teamed up with the Galaxy Cinema in Cary, which specializes in independent films, international films, and documentaries. K-12 Educators and Community College faculty interested in expanding their knowledge of Europe through films can request free tickets to Galaxy Cinema films from the Center. Tickets are available only for films related to Europe that are not part of a film festival or event. To request a ticket, please contact the Center for European Studies' Outreach Coordinator with the following information: name, school, school mailing address, title of film, and date you need the ticket.

If you are requesting multiple tickets for a group of teachers at your school, please include in your request the names of all the teachers who will be attending.

For movies and showtimes, please visit the Galaxy Cinema website:

North Carolina In the News

North Carolina in the WorldRead about North Carolina students and teachers welcoming Danish educators in the latest edition of North Carolina in the World News (PDF). To see previous editions of the newsletter, please visit the archive.

EUSA Corner
Following are meetings and announcements from the European Union Studies Association, of which the UNC-CH Center for European Studies is a sustaining member.

Call for Applications: Master in Advanced European and International Studies

The Institut européen des hautes études internationales (IEHEI), an international teaching and research institute in Nice, France, invites graduate students to apply for its Master program 2009/10.

The program’s aim is to give an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world. The courses are taught by renowned academics from various European countries, as well as experts from research institutions and practitioners from international organisations. They offer a multi-faceted view on Europe and give students the opportunity to discuss achievements and problems of Europe and to develop ways to handle them.

The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (M.A.E.I.S.) is subdivided into two branches:

  • The trilingual one (teaching languages are English, French and German) includes trimesters in Nice and Berlin, as well as a one week stay at our partner university in Rostock and a two week seminar at our partner university in Rome.
  • The anglophone branch includes trimesters in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin, supplemented by a one week stay at our partner university in Poznan, Poland.

Both branches organise a study trip to the European and international organisations in Geneva, Brussels and Strasbourg. The courses take place from October 2009 to July 2010. A limited number of scholarship funds are awarded to particularly qualified candidates to cover parts of the costs of their studies and/or their accommodation. For further information please consult our homepage or write to

Deadline: June 30, 2009

ECPR Summer School on Analytical Politics in Europe

Research Unit on European Governance (URGE) of the Collegio Carlo AlbertoSeptember 15-24, 2009 | Turin, Italy
The ECPR Summer School on Analytical Politics in Europe will be held at the beautiful XVIII century building which hosted the Carlo Alberto Royal College in Moncalieri, on the hillsides of Turin. It is home now to the Collegio Carlo Alberto, a foundation fostering research and teaching in economics, finance and political science established in 2004.

The academic chair of the summer school is Fabio Franchino, professor of political science of the Graduate School in Social, Economic & Political Sciences of the University of Milan and research fellow at the Research Unit on European Governance (URGE) of the Collegio Carlo Alberto.

The summer school wishes to achieve the following goals:

  • bring analytical models closer to interested European (and non-European) post-doc and PhD students, and allow them to apply them in their own research through close interactions with the instructors of the summer school;
  • show that such analytical models offer interesting tools to address questions of interest to European scholars by the use of specific applications and examples from the European context;
  • create and foster a team-spirit among post-doc and PhD students in Europe (and beyond) using these analytical tools.

Further information is accessible here:

Deadline: June 30, 2009

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor in European Politics

Belvedere Castle, Vienna, AustriaInstitute for Advanced Studies | Vienna, Austria
The Department of Political Science at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) in Vienna is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor in Comparative European Politics.

Interested candidates should e-mail their applications, including a cover letter, a current CV, contact details of three referees, a list of lectures and publications, and a short outline of the intended research program for the next two years, to Elisabet Torggler (

For more details, please consult the IHS homepage at:

Deadline: July 5, 2009

Call for Papers: L'Europe en formation

L'Europe en formationThe quarterly journal L’Europe en formation, founded in 1960, focuses on topics related to European Integration, International and European Politics, and Federalism. Articles are written either in English or in French.

Spring 2010: For our Spring 2010 issue, we now accept proposals for articles on “Alexander Marc’s Thought Today”. Alexander Marc (1904-2000) is often considered one of the “founding fathers” of the European movement after WWII. In the 1930s, he became well-known as one of the shapers of personalist socio-political philosophy. In the post-war period, he was the originator of "integral federalism" and accompanied the European integration process as a critical observer. Ten years after his death, L’Europe en formation would like to investigate the current significance of his thought in contemporary political philosophy, as well as the relevance of the models he developed for European Integration.

Summer 2010: For our Summer 2010 issue, we now accept proposals for articles on “Federalism, Democracy and Europe”. The topics would cover

  • the state of research on federalism and regionalism in Europe, including European Integration,
  • the development of federal features in the different European states, by studying individual countries as well as by using comparative approaches,
  • and the relation between "federal-type” or consociative procedures, and democratic patterns in Europe.

Proposals for both issues should be submitted to, including: the title of the proposed article and an abstract (500 words), as well as a CV of the author. Visit the website of L'Europe en formation here.

Deadline for both issues: June 30, 2009

Call for Papers - The European Union and the United States: Processes, Policies, and Projects

Pierre-Mendès-France UniversityMarch 11 and 12, 2010 | Grenoble, France
The Second Conference on European and International Studies is entitled The European Union and the United States: Processes, Policies and Projects.

The goal of this multidisciplinary colloquium is to examine the connections between the European Union and the United States beyond emotions. Pro- and anti-American elements tend to oversimplify their positions, reducing the debate to rivaling caricatures. This conference aims instead to take a dispassionate, methodical and measured approach.

French and English will be the working languages of the conference. To register, please send the following information to Yann Echinard ( or Albane Geslin ( Last Name, First Name, Title, Duties, Institution, Title of Paper, Session Chosen, Abstract (300 words).

For more information, please view the call for papers (DOC).

Deadline: July 15, 2009

Call for Papers: EUSA Review

European Union Studies AssociationThe Teaching EU Interest Section of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is inviting proposals for an article to be published in the EUSA Review (Fall 2009). The article should be between 1,500 and 2,000 words, in English, and should focus on EU pedagogy. The final paper will be due by August 15th, 2009.

Please send proposals to Michel Gueldry, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Stefania Baroncelli, Free University of Bolzano/Bozen. View previous editions of the EUSA Review here:

Call for Manuscripts: Cambridge Series on Business and Public Policy

Cambridge University PressCambridge University Press has recently launched a new book series, Business and Public Policy, which seeks to play a pioneering role in shaping the emerging field of business and public policy. This series focuses on two central questions. First, how does public policy influence business strategy, operations, organization, and governance, and with what consequences for both business and society? Second, how do businesses themselves influence policy institutions, policy processes, and other policy actors and with what outcomes?

In recent years the notion of public policy has become more expansive. The policy environments which businesses negotiate might be supplied by governmental as well as nongovernmental actors. Across issue areas, nongovernmental actors have established institutions that shape market opportunities as well as introduce a new kind of (private) regulatory context that businesses are obliged to consider. Whether they cohere with or undermine government-supplied institutional context, businesses need to be responsive to both types of policy environments.

We welcome manuscripts whose scope might be national, comparative, or international. These submissions might focus on a given issue area or compare across issue areas. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the field, we are particularly interested in books which appeal to multiple audiences located in social science departments, business schools, public policy schools, and law schools.

For inquiries, please contact General Editor Aseem Prakash,

MSc in European Public Policy

University College LondonUniversity College London
The European Union (EU) is a rapidly growing influence on all aspects of public policy in the UK, across the EU's Member States and beyond the region. Understanding supranational decision-making processes is therefore increasingly important for any student of domestic and global public policy in the 21st century. Our MSc in European Public Policy is designed to equip students with the empirical knowledge, analytical skills and research experience necessary to grasp these complex processes and the issues facing European policy-makers today.

The program provides an in-depth and systematic understanding of the European Union's institutions, political processes and policies. It covers questions such as executive, legislative and judicial politics in Europe; introduces the supranational decision-making process, including legislation and interest intermediation; and addresses key issues of contemporary European governance, such as European foreign policy, regulation, citizenship and the Europeanisation of national politics and policies. As part of the program, the department also offers a study-trip to Brussels in order to give students the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the workings of the EU institutions.

For further details, please visit our website at


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