Call for papers: EU External Relations after Brexit


Professor Juan Santos Vara (Universidad de Salamanca) and Professor Ramses A. Wessel (University of Twente) are organizing a workshop entitled “EU External Relations after Brexit: Implications under EU and International Law” on 7-9 March 2019 at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain.

This workshop will analyse and discuss the applicable rules of both EU and international law in relation to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. It will focus on the impact of the withdrawal agreement and the arrangement for the future EU-UK relations on the existing external relations regime of the European Union.

Ever since the notification of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union, legal scholarship has pointed to a variety of complex legal problems. While the focus has clearly been on the ways in which the UK could remain connected to the EU, the consequences for the EU’s (and the UK’s) external relations regime are equally complex. Both EU external relations law and international law have something to say about the problems that still need to be solved and the ones that can be expected on the basis of the new arrangements.

Submission and selection of potential contributions
Interested researchers (in every stage of their careers) should submit an English abstract of around 500 words (approximately one page) addressing the conference theme at savajuan@usal.es no later than 30 November 2018. Please include your name, email and affiliation along with your abstract. As we aim for the publication of a book, paper proposals will be subject to a strict selection. The selection of the papers will be communicated to the speakers by the end of December 2018. Confirmed participants are expected to provide complete drafts of their papers of around 8000 words no later than 1 March 2019.

Travel costs and accommodation
The Jean Monnet Chair at USAL in EU External Action will cover travel costs as well local expenses for the selected participants, including accommodation in Salamanca for two nights.


Please see the full call for papers for further details.

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