Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Call for Papers: Interactions Between European Union and International Law (Doctoral Workshop)

City University London and the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the City Law School have issued a call for papers for a doctoral workshop on "Interactions Between European Union and International Law," to take place June 23-24, 2016. Here's the call:

Jean Monnet Doctoral Workshop:
Interactions Between European Union and International Law

The workshop is organized by City University London and the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law (held by Professor Panos Koutrakos). It follows the successful organisation of the 1st Jean Monnet Doctoral Workshop by the University of Geneva in September 2015.


The aims of the workshop are threefold:

  • to enable excellent junior researchers to present their work in an informal setting and benefit from the comments made by fellow researchers and established EU law scholars;
  • to facilitate the development of the papers presented at the workshop into online publications;
  • to establish an informal community of doctoral researchers in the area of EU law in general and EU external relations law in particular.


This call is for papers examining Interactions between EU and International Law. The theme is to be approached broadly. Papers may cover, for example, any of the following: substantive interactions (focusing on a specific policy or development or issue); judicial interactions (for instance, between the CJEU and international courts); the approach of CJEU and national courts on the interpretation and application of international law in the EU legal order; constitutional interactions (for instance, by focusing on broader questions about how the EU interacts with the rest of the world).

The workshop is open to all types of legal scholarship: doctrinal, theoretical, contextual and interdisciplinary approaches are all welcome - the only criterion is the quality of the proposal.


This call is for proposals by junior researchers working on their PhD (or having just finished their PhD). Once the selection of papers to be presented to at the workshop is made, each paper will be allocated to a senior academic who is an expert in the field. S/he will comment on the paper at the workshop and, then, on a final draft with a view to assessing its suitability for being published online as part of the Jean Monnet Working Papers.

The City Law School will pay for travel and accommodation for one evening.

How to apply

Please send a proposal of no more than 600 words and a copy of your CV by filling in this form: https://forms.city.ac.uk/forms/51032.

The deadline for applications is 25 March 2016.

Only PhD researchers (or researchers who have just finished their PhD) are eligible.

For any queries, please contact Mr Peter Aggar (Peter.Aggar.1@city.ac.uk).