University of Washington


The following EU program, hosted by the EU Center of California at Scripps College, is open to all US undergraduate students.The UW EU Center of Excellence has funding to provide airfares to a limited number of UW students accepted to present papers at this research conference. Interested students should apply to to the EU Center of California per the guidelines below and e-mail the EU Center of Excellence to confirm submission.


Call for Papers:
Applications are now closed for the 2015 Conference. We encourage you to apply next year.


The primary purpose of this conference is to enhance undergraduate training in and knowledge of the European Union and US-European relations. In addition, the aim of the conference is to allow students with expertise in different areas to interact with each other as well as with faculty, foster intercampus cooperation, and recognize the excellent work achieved by students. Envisioned as an intercampus undergraduate seminar, the participating campuses simultaneously offer courses on the issues relevant in Europe today, integrating the conference with the student’s curriculum to encourage student initiated research and presentations.


Students may pursue a wide range of topics that reflect their interest, expertise, and past research. Topics may deal with any aspect of European integration or transatlantic relations. Papers can be about the EU, a particular country within the EU, or the EU’s relationship with outside countries. Topics may deal with but are not limited to:

  • Defining sovereignty and the role of the state in the EU
  • Role of the EU in the globalized world
  • Immigration and social policy
  • Minority issues
  • Future of NATO
  • Transatlantic relations
  • Enlargement
  • Institutional reform
  • Nationalism and politics of the right
  • Terrorism
  • Environmental policy
  • Monetary integration
  • Science and technology
  • Future of Euro-American influence and legitimacy in a globalizing world
  • Reality of emerging new powers such as China and India



Registration with abstracts must be submitted by February 17, 2015.

If accepted, confirm attendance by March 10, 2015. Final papers are due March 26, 2015.


Conference Fees and Travel Expenses

Conference fees TBD. The Center will cover hotel room for 2 nights and conference meals for accepted participants. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel. Please contact the European Union Center for more details.

Submission guidelines

Papers are required to speak to an element of the European Union, but there are no specific restrictions on subject. Papers should be approximately 10-15 pages double-spaced. If students are submitting longer thesis work, please contact Zaynah Rahman at the EU Center (
Presentations should be limited to 10-12 minutes maximum. Click here for detailed guidelines on the paper and presentation.

Electronic submissions (as Word documents) are preferred and can be sent to:


Registration for the conference is available on the European Union Center of California's website. For additional information about the Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union, please visit the Center's website.


Please contact Zaynah Rahman at (909) 607-8103 or with any questions you may have regarding the conference.


Co-sponsored by Institute of European Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, European Union Center of Excellence at UC Berkeley, BYU Center for the Study of Europe, the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at BYU, European Union Center of Excellence of Seattle at the University of Washington, and Colorado European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Colorado at Boulder.


European Union Center of Excellence
120 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3650
(206) 616-2415 office
(206) 616-2462 fax