CALL FOR PAPERS & PANELS – 3rd WORKSHOP on Security & Stability in the Mediterranean and the Middle East

to be held on
5-6-7 November 2018
Athens, Greece

This Workshop is organized by the Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER/IDOS) of Athens in collaboration with:

 University of Catania, Italy
 Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean (Rhodes), Greece
 ARAID/University of Zaragoza, Spain

Vital issues of Security and Stability in the Mediterranean continue to dominate the regional and international agendas: for instance, recent developments in Turkey or Iran, the ongoing violence in Syria, Iraq and Libya, as well as the migration and refugee crisis; the Trump Presidency’s impact on the Middle East; and the growing interest of other global powers such as China, Brazil or India. The Mare Nostrum remains a key area for the future of the European Union (EU)’s relationship with the Mediterranean countries.

The general topics of the Workshop may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1.  Security in the Mediterranean and the Broader Middle East
     The unknown future of Syria
     Iran and Turkey in the Middle East
     Perspectives on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict
     Islam and democracy in Arab states
     Energy security and change in the Middle East states
     The United States, the Russian Federation and other BRICS, as external actors in the Middle East and the Mediterranean
  2. Migration and Human Security in the Mediterranean and the Middle East
    The political and economic consequences of the refugee crisis
     Problems and prospects for migration in the Mediterranean region
     Irregular migration, state security and human security in the Mediterranean
     EU Security and migration policies in the Mediterranean
     Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in the Mediterranean

  3. The present and future of Euro-Mediterranean relations
     Development and evaluation of the Union for Mediterranean
     Prospects of regional and sub-regional cooperation in the Mediterranean area
     The revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) after the Arab Spring
     Trade relations between Mediterranean EU countries and other Mediterranean states
     Cultural and religious dialogues in the Mediterranean and the role of the EU
     Parliamentary dimensions of EU-Mediterranean relations

Please submit your paper abstract (200-250 words) or your panel proposals (up to four papers per panel) by 10th April 2018, which should also include the following information: names, title, status, corresponding address, telephone and fax numbers and email.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 25th April 2018, and the deadline for the submission of the papers will be on 26th October 2018.
Accepted paper givers who do not send their papers by the paper submission deadline of 26th October 2018 will NOT be accepted as speakers.

The Conference will be held in downtown Athens at the premises of the Institute of International Economic Relations.
Address: 16, Panepistimiou Street.

Until 15th October 2018: 150 euros per person
After 15th October 2018: 225 euros per person
Fees will cover papers in electronic form, two buffet lunches and a reception.

Bank transfer to:
Syndesmos AE & EPE
National Bank of Greece
IBAN: 300110 0800 0000 0 804 8072 196

Paper abstracts, panel proposals and full papers should be submitted to IIER by e-mail or fax to: Ms Stella Milioti
Institute of International Economic Relations
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 0030-210-36.26.610
Tel: 0030-210-36.20.274

Important dates
 10 April 2018: Paper abstracts and panel proposals submission’s deadline (please complete the attached form)
 25 April 2018: notification of acceptance
 15 October 2018: Deadline for early bird registration (fee: 150 euros) via bank transfer
 26 October 2018: Paper submission deadline
 5- 6-7 November 2018: Conference dates

Further Information:
Mrs. Stella Milioti, Institute of International Economic Relations,
Tel: 0030-210-3620274
Fax: 0030-210-3626610
E-mail: [email protected]
Date of Announcement: 11 January 2018



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