The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. The seventh edition of this event will take place from 27 to 29 May 2020 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. #EUIA20 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels.

#EUIA20 will host high-level keynote addresses and will co-organise a Best Paper Award together with the Journal of European Integration (JEI). The selected #EUIA20 paper will be considered for publication in a themed JEI section or special issue.

Keep an eye on this website and our social media channels. We will inform you about all relevant news and updates on the conference!

The EUIA Conference is jointly organized by The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and the University of Warwick.

EUIA gratefully acknowledges the support of FWO/Research Foundation – Flanders.


We are monitoring the situation closely and we will make a final decision on the maintenance, postponement or cancellation of the EUIA conference in mid-April, depending on the recommendations of the Belgian Ministry for Public Health. 

Registration will be extended until 4 May 2020. In case of cancellation, registered participants will receive a full refund. In case of postponement, they may choose either to participate at the new date or to receive full refund. 

Regarding travel and accommodation, we recommend the participants to book with refund options in case the conference has to be cancelled.

Important #EUIA20 dates:

Extended Deadline for submissions: Thu 14 November 2019

Notification of acceptance: Wed 22 January 2020


Submission of full papers: Wed 20 May 2020

EUIA Conference: Wed 27- Fri 29 May 2020

#EUIA20 Fees

Professors and post-docs: 295 EUR 

Students and PhD students: 165 EUR 

Non-presenting participants: 100 EUR