November 2, 2010

Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective

Jean Monnet International Conference "Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective" will be held in Kiev, Ukraine, on 26-29 May 2011. The event is sponsored by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, and implemented by the International Association for Institutional Studies, Ukraine.

National security policy, and more specifically the nationalising of security policy, has been competing with an increasing recognition that many security problems are transnational in nature and can only be tackled in cooperative efforts. Yet, while the EU has given institutional expression to such cooperative efforts, its member states, especially since 9/11 and similar attacks in the UK and Spain for example, have to some extent begun to emphasise more strongly the need for a national security policy/strategy/doctrine.

Against the background of these developments, we invite proposals for papers that will conduct a thorough analysis of EU security strategy and policy and/or of that of its member states. We specifically seek single or comparative case studies that examine the process of formulating security strategies and their implementation, the interaction between respective processes at national and EU levels, and the results of security policy implementation in discreet cases. Proposals for conceptual papers in any of these areas are also welcome.

Submission Process
Interested scholars should submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, as well as full contact information and details of their current institutional affiliation and status. This information should be submitted in the body of an email and sent to and The organisers particularly encourage early-career researchers and advanced PhD students to apply.

The deadline for submission is 15 January 2011. Decisions will be announced within four weeks of the submission deadline.

Funding and scholarships
- There will be NO registration fee for the conference.
- Accommodation and meals for participants will be organised centrally and should be budgeted at approximately €50-100 per day, including breakfast and lunch.
- A limited number of scholarships are available to assist participants with accommodation and travel costs. 

Please indicate in your submission whether you want to be considered for a scholarship.

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