EUSAAP Conference Shanghai 2019

Saturday & Sunday, 6 & 7 July 2019

2019 will be a watershed year for EU institution building. First, the year marks the 40thanniversary of direct elections to the European Parliament and the conference will call for papers that offer a comparative longitudinal perspective focused on themes such as MEP recruitment, electoral systems evolution, treaty changes and policy impact. Second, the 2019 election will be the first to be held after BREXIT and the consequences for the Parliament’s Group composition will warrant analysis. Third, the selection of the new Commission as well as the Commission and Council Presidents and the High Representative will also occur in 2019. The conference will examine this institutional renewal as well as reflect on the performance of these actors in the 2015-2019 period.  

The aim is to investigate these questions from both, an European and Asia Pacific perspective, as well as a multidisciplinary one. To build capacity and sustainability in EU Studies in the region as well as the development of knowledge within national governments, business and media organisations on the EU in the region, graduate students are especially invited to participate. Early career researchers especially benefit from networking with more experienced participants, develop important research and presentation skills and bring new, exciting and different perspectives to the conference. 


The 2019 conference will be held over two days. A postgraduate workshop will be held parallel to the conference on one day (Saturday or Sunday – tbc). Postgraduate students are encouraged to register and present their work in a conference-style setting, with a more relaxed atmosphere among their peers. Experienced facilitators provide help and feedback. 

The organisers reserve the right to move panels and presentations at short notice due to operational requirements. 

Logistical Information


We will cover up to three nights accommodation for conference and workshop presenters not living within reasonable commuting distance. Rooms will be booked for arrival on Friday, 05 July and departure on Monday, 08 July 2019. Please note that only these nights can be covered. It will not be possible for the organisers to pay for any other nights. 

We are happy to book additional nights for you (arriving earlier or departing later) at your own costs. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact Yvonne by 31 May 2019 the very latest. 

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. 

Visa Applications

Most passport holders will require a visa to travel to China. Passports must be valid for at least another six months from the date of entry. Further information on visa applications will be posted here as soon as possible. 


Call for papers: closed

Guest registrations: open – please email 

Paper acceptance: within the next few days 

Participants acceptance: 28 April 2019

Full paper submission: 31 May 2019

The deadline to withdraw from the conference will be 30 May 2019. After this, hotel costs for one night will be charged. 

Withdrawals after 15 June 2019 and no-shows will be charged the full hotel costs (3 nights). 

Registration Fees

Conference & Postgraduate Workshop presenters: EUR 50 payable via PayPal at registration. 

Conference guests (not presenting a paper): EUR30 payable via PayPal at registration. 


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.



European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific (EUSAAP)

c/o University of Canterbury

Private Bag 4800

Christchurch 8042

New Zealand