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. After a postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seventh edition of this event took  place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. 

#EUIA21 was held virtually.

The event featured a keynote address of Margrethe Vestager, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, several high-level policy link panels and an editors' debate of leading academic journals in European studies. It also featured more than 60 academic panels in which scholars presented their state-of-the-art research on EU foreign policy-making.


The EUIA Conference was jointly organized by the Brussels School of Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BSoG-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 Politics and Internationals Studies (PAIS) of the University of Warwick.

EUIA gratefully acknowledges the support of FWO/Research Foundation – Flanders as well as the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).

The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College.

NEW EUIA21 Fees !

Non-presenting participants: 25 EUR

Approved papers only:

PhD students and students: 65 EUR
Professors and post-docs: 195 EUR