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May 23-25, 2024
Information for Panelists


Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, politics in the European Union (EU) and its member states has been dominated by the war at its eastern borders. Policies that respond to the war, including the provision of military support to Ukraine or attempts to secure energy independence from Russia, have overshadowed previous EU priorities such as the European Green Deal, the post-Covid economic reconstruction, or ambitions to build Europe’s “strategic autonomy”. Political conflict about relations with Ukraine and Russia has pushed public debates about contentious trade agreements, refugee and migration policy, the entrenchment of populism and Euroskepticism, or the democratic backsliding in several EU member states from media headlines and social media feeds.

The war has transformed EU politics in the short term, but it has also raised questions for the longer-term future of European integration. How does the EU seek to define its geostrategic role alongside global powers like the United States and China, as well as middle powers such as Canada? Which internal and external policies will define the EU in the next decade? How can the EU reshape relations with its eastern and southern neighbours? How does it deliver on the accession promise to Ukraine and Moldova? Will there be changes to the EU’s institutional setup, including its democratic mechanisms and protections of human rights? How will (or should) the EU respond to calls for greater social and environmental justice, equity and diversity, or to address the colonial origins of European integration? Questions such as these force policy practitioners and scholars to reimagine European integration, and the answers that they find will define Europe’s new post-war era.

Please find the conference program here.


To register for the conference, please use this link. All participants must be registered. The registration fee – $195 plus tax for regular participants, $95 plus tax for student participants – includes food at the conference (breakfast, lunch, nutrition breaks) as well as a two-year membership in ECSA-C. Tickets for the conference dinner on Friday, May 24 are sold separately. The registration deadline is May 1, 2024.


The 2024 conference will be held at Carleton University; there will be no conference hotel. Since late May is a popular time for tourists to visit Ottawa, we advise all participants to book their accommodation as soon as possible. If you are interested in staying at the Alt Hotel in downtown Ottawa, you can use this link to take advantage of a preferential rate of $259/night plus tax. This room rate is subject to availability and expires on April 26, 2024.


For questions about the conference, please email

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