• BSF 2017 Call for Papers: European Union as a Global Crisis Manager

    • Date: 30 April 2017
      This year’s BSF Academic Event entitled "European Union as a Global Crisis Manager" will be held on October 11 in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Belgrade, Serbia.

      The organizers of the Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) are pleased to invite security scholars and researchers to submit proposal papers for this year's Academic Event.

      Deadline for applications is: 30 April 2017.

      The aim of the conference is to gather leading researchers to take a fresh look at the civilian power Europe in light of recent developments in world affairs. It will explore the role and capabilities of EU in crisis management from its emergence as an actor in the Balkans, to most recently, its engagement on the Horn of Africa - including the effectiveness with which those capabilities have been coordinated for coherent impact through the comprehensive approach. The conference is taking place in the heart of a region that has been, for better or worse, a laboratory for the EU foreign and security policy for almost three decades. This should provide an additional inspiration for stimulating discussions. 

      Paper proposals should tackle one or more of the following questions:

      • What are the implications of the current global turbulence for the evolving role of the EU in the world?
      • What does the EU crisis management and peacebuilding record so far tell us about civilian power Europe?
      • Has the EU been able to successfully exploit its potential for civil-military synergies in crisis management?
      • Has the comprehensive approach successfully delivered coherence between EU’s capabilities in conflict prevention and crisis management?
      • How successful have the EU civilian missions been, especially in comparison with the military ones?
      • Should we revise the concept of civilian power Europe to better match new reality and future needs of the EU to play a distinct role at the international stage?

      The event will take place as part of the BSF, organized by Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, European Movement in Serbia and Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence. The Forum is the biggest international security conference in South East Europe and a unique event that combines top-level policy discussions and cutting edge scholarly research. More information can be found here: www.belgradeforum.org.

      This conference is organized in cooperation with the H2020 research project EU-CIVCAP: “Preventing and responding to conflict: developing EU Civilian Capabilities for a sustainable peace”. This three-year project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement: 653227). For more information, please visit: www.eu-civcap.net.

      Application process:

      Participants will be selected based on the quality of their paper proposal. All submissions are required to include the applicant’s CV (up to 2 pages) attached to his/her paper proposal (up to 200 words). Submissions should be made electronically to academic@belgradeforum.org with the subject line: “CFP BSF 2017”.

      The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2017. All successful candidates will be contacted by the end of May 2017. Incomplete applications will be excluded from our review. The organisers will financially support the travel and accommodation expenses of a limited number of participants on a needs basis. Applicants should clearly state in their email whether they would like to be considered for the accommodation and travel grant.

      All accepted papers will be presented on October 11, 2017 and, following the conference, will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed Journal of Regional Security (www.regionalsecurityjournal.com).


      More information can be found on BSF webpage.


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