28th Annual Conference on Alternative Economic Policy in Europe

The EU and the political economy of global disorder. Struggles for survival, climate and energy justice

This year’s EuroMemo Group conference will be jointly hosted with King’s College London (Department of European & International Studies) and will take place on 2- 4 September 2022 (Friday - Sunday) in London.

Against the background of multiple and deepening crises, and in particular the war in Ukraine, this year’s conference will address the profound implications of on-going geopolitical changes for the future of the EU, with special reference to the much-needed socio-ecological transformation.

We would like to invite you to attend the conference and to submit paper proposals for contributions to the workshops. We invite proposals for papers that address any aspect of the conference theme The EU and the political economy of global disorder. Struggles for survival, climate and energy Justice '. In particular, we encourage submissions that relate to recent European developments that pertain to one of the following topics:

  • Implications of militarization and increased global divisions for socio-ecological transformation and the European Green Deal;
  • Prospects for a new European security order, with particular emphasis on the role of NATO and NATO expansion;
  • The conditions required for peace, and opportunities to build alternative global institutions (economic and political)
  • The political and economic situation in Eastern Europe, the economic and political agendas of the far-right governments and political forces (e.g. in Hungary and Poland) in the current conjuncture;
  • The emergence of a military-industrial policy complex in the EU and the implications of militarization for the financial sector and for public finances;
  • The question of survival of the human species amidst the dual threats of war and the climate catastrophe
  • Implications of Brexit and other disintegrative tendencies in the EU for European politics
  • The return of inflation and its economic as well as social implications;
  • The sustainability of debt (public and private), and the needed changes to/reform of the Stability of Growth Pact (SGP)
  • The European Green Deal: its state of implementation, its limits and the challenges for achieving the socio-ecological transformation of prevailing production and consumption models
  • The Covid-19 crisis: its social impacts, the lessons to be drawn for public health systems, the provisioning of medical and pharmaceutical products; the implications for global health governance.

Proposals for papers together with a short abstract (maximum 250 words) should be submitted by 15 June 2022 to info@euromemo.eu.
. If possible, please indicate the topic which the proposal is intended for. If accepted, completed papers should be submitted by 20 August 2022.

We strongly encourage participants to submit short papers (10-12 pages) and to explicitly address policy implications. If you would like to submit an abstract and/ or participate in the conference, please copy the registration form below into an email and reply to info@euromemo.eu.

Please note that there is no deadline for registering for participation only.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Steering Committee of the EuroMemo Group. Accepted papers will be published on the conference website and there is also the possibility to publish papers presented at the conference within the EuroMemo Group Discussion Paper Series.

Please note that there will be a conference fee to cover the cost of the conference (€ 50 standard rate, €20 for students, 80 Euro for participants with institutional support).

We look forward to seeing you in London!

Best wishes, from the Steering Committee of the EuroMemo Group

Judith Dellheim, Marica Frangakis, Laura Horn, Maria Karamessini, Jeremy Leaman, Mahmood Messkoub, Ronan O’Brien, Heikki Patomäki, Werner Raza, Magnus Ryner, Angela Wigger

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