EUSAAP Conference 2022 Seoul


6-8 July 2022

Exploring New Solutions to Old Challenges: How to overcome complex disasters in the EU and the world

Following decades of brilliant economic growth and prosperity, the world is now facing a series of threats previously thought to have been vanquished – pandemic, war and the threat of famine. The COVID-19 pandemic has dragged on for over two years and continues to plague us, posing a grave threat to the world economy and security. It has become clear that COVID-19 will go down in history as the worst pandemic in a hundred years.

Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine is casting fundamental doubts on the security of Europe, forcing other regions to review timeworn issues once again to identify potential threats from a geopolitical or geo-economic perspective. The field of Eurasian geopolitics is on the rise again. Another issue is seen in the disruptions caused by the Russia-Ukraine crisis to supply chains of food and energy, increasing the possibility of famine in vulnerable areas and foregrounding energy issues in nations around the world. The pandemic and war posed serious threats to Europe and without doubt will remain as issues to be resolved.

Europe has become the ground zero for all these traditional threats, intertwined with each other like the two sides of a coin and extending throughout the Asia-Pacific region as well. Therefore, it has become very timely to discuss a variety of issues rising from the changing geography of contemporary Europe and the world, all to be treated in the 2022 EUSA Asia-Pacific Conference held in Seoul in 6–8 July.

We will be holding a welcoming dinner on 6 July, followed by a whole day of sessions on 7 July, including key-note speeches, panel discussions and roundtables, and culminating with a farewell dinner. 8 July is reserved for presentations to be made by graduate students.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Security crisis in Europe and NATO
  • Two years’ pandemic and the changing European society
  • European integration and prospects for further enlargement
  • The economic impacts of pandemic and the war
  • Supply chain resilience in the EU and the world
  • Great Transformation and responses from the EU: Climate Change
  • Great Transformation and responses from the EU: Digitalization
  • EU-East Asia relations
  • New Dimension of EU-Asia Connectivity in the Face of Pandemic and Ukrainian War (Jean Monnet Chair Special Session by Professor Park)
  • Transatlantic relations and impacts on the Asia-Pacific
  • EU institutions and law
  • Food security in Europe and the world
  • Energy security in Europe and the world
  • Migration
  • Other topics related to the EU


Conference & Postgraduate Workshop

The academic conference will be held over two days (Thursday and Friday) and participants are expected to attend both days.

The postgraduate workshop will be held on one day parallel to the academic conference. The workshop will be conference-style presentations and facilitated by experienced academics which will  provide supportive and constructive feedback.

The organisers reserve the right to re-arrange panels and presentation at short notice to accommodate operational requirements.

Sessions are 90 minutes each, and presentations are expected to be 15 minutes in length, allowing approx. 5 minutes Q&A per paper. The session chair will facilitate the discussion.

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    Affiliated 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


    EUSAAP will cover up to three nights’ accommodation for conference and workshop presenters not living within a reasonable commuting distance in the designated hotel(s). Rooms will be booked for arrival on Wednesday, 06 July and departure on Saturday, 09 July 2022. Please note that only these nights can be covered. It will not be possible for the organisers to pay for any other nights.

    More information on the hotel(s) and how to get there will be published here closer in time.

    For papers that are co-authored and/or several authors be attending the conference, only one set of costs will be covered. For example, off 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. The single rooms cannot be used by two people. 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 hotel is also the conference venue. More information on transport from the airport to the hotel will be posted here in due course.

    Visa requirements

    Some passport holders will require a visa to travel to Korea. Passports must be valid for at least another six months from the date of entry. Please check for further information on visa applications and Covid regulations.



    Call for papers: closing 30 April 2022

    Guest registrations: closing 01 July 2022

    Applicants notified of paper acceptance: 15 May 2022

    Participants’ acceptance: 30 May 2022

    Full paper submission (required): 20 June 2022

    Withdrawals & Transfers

    As you can appreciate, conference organisers must make arrangements and financial commitments to suppliers to organise the event. Should participants withdraw, the below charges will apply to support conference-related expenditure.

    Withdrawal by:

    In-person participants

    Virtual participants

    31 May 2022

    No charge

    No charge

    15 June 2022

    EUR 90

    EUR 30

    30 June 2022

    EUR 200

    EUR 50

    Transfer from in-person to virtual presentation by:

    15 June 2022

    EUR 90

    30 June 2022

    EUR 200

    Registration Fees


    The conference and postgraduate workshop events are planned as a mainly in-person event. We understand that the current pandemic may limit travel to and from certain countries and territories and thus offer a virtual participation.

    Please choose your registration type carefully (in-person or virtual) during the registration process. For logistical reasons it is not possible to transfer from virtual to in-person presentation. In-person presenters may transfer to virtual presentation, however, transfer fees may apply to cover lost accommodation costs.

    Registration Fees

    EUSAAP is working hard to keep registration fees affordable. Fees include catering during the conference and a conference dinner. Registration costs for in-person and virtual presenters are the same to support event organisation.

    Please understand that all registration fees are non-refundable. Registration fees are payable at registration and charged via PayPal. Unfortunately EUSAAP cannot accept bank transfer, cheques or cash as currency conversion and/or banking fees often outweigh the registration fees.



    Conference – academic

    EUR 50

    Postgraduate Workshop

    EUR 30

    Guest (not presenting a paper)

    EUR 30

    Transfer in-person to virtual

    See ‘Withdrawals’


    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

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