The European Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University is pleased to announce a call for
papers for the 2 nd International Conference on European Studies – “Comparing Regionalisms: The
EU Model as Reference Point for Integrating Regions.”
The post-World War II period has seen the development of regional blocs as individual nation-states
sought strategies to cope with the complexities of globalization. These conglomerations of countries
have evolved following different trajectories, and adapting to their unique historical circumstances.
The majority of the studies on regionalism have tended to focus on the European Union, which is the
oldest and most institutionally complex of the existing regional blocs.
In recent years, there has been a growing interest in comparative regionalism, looking at how processes, policies, and state dynamics have shaped the integration among neighboring states. This multidisciplinary conference dovetails with this trend by encouraging contributions that compare how regional blocs address political, economic, social, cultural, and legal issues.
Important dates:
20 April 2018 Deadline of abstract (max. of 250 words)
25 May 2018 Announcement of Accepted Papers
1 October 2018 Deadline for Early Registration
15 October 2018 Submission of final paper
Submit your paper to on or before the deadline.