Polish European Community Studies Association (PECSA)

Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Poland (KAS)

The Review of European Affairs

Call for papers 2020

The editors of The Review of European Affairs invite you to participate in upcoming issues in 2020. 

The European Union must adapt to the severe challenges now occurring in the global economy. The new European Commission has called for tackling what it describes as generational challenges—the transformation to a green, ecological Europe that protects and preserves the climate and natural environment and with the aim to keep people healthy. In the digital age, the EU should grasp the opportunities that result from digitalisation. Therefore the digital transformation of Europe will help to build the potential of the EU and enable it to become a global leader while opening opportunities for citizens and businesses. The Union also aims to create an “economy that works for people”. However, it is also essential to create a stronger Europe in the world that promotes solidarity, equality and fairness, and democracy as core values, along with the rule of law. 

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and exceptional mitigation measures have greatly shocked Europe. The crisis has significantly affected the lives of the Union’s citizens and businesses, and the functioning of the Member States. This unprecedented crisis has led to strong restrictions in many European countries, enabling governments to act more quickly and to implement some measures more easily to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. However, some of these measures fundamentally affect the lives of the population, harm the economy, and restrict civil liberties, democratic principles, and other values ​​in individual states of the European Union. These measures include the closure of borders and the associated restrictions on the free movement of persons in the internal market, as well as the simplification of the legislative process, which leaves room for abuse of power or rules that do not necessarily serve to protect citizens from the consequences of the pandemic. In this context, many questions, challenges, and opportunities arise for Europe in the shadow of the coronavirus.

To this end, the editors of The Review of European Affairs invite interested authors (academics, researchers, doctoral students) to submit papers that address, but are not limited to, the following issues and topics on current developments in the European Union:

  • EU values, the rule of law, solidarity, democracy

  • EU safety and security

  • EU foreign policy, EU as a global actor

  • European integration process under new conditions

  • The EU economy

  • The internal market through the prism of the effects of the pandemic on fundamental economic freedoms

  • Business protection and job promotion

  • Support of businesses and emergency measures in the Member States

  • Future of the Eurozone

  • EU budget 2021-2027

  • Research and innovation

  • The European Green Deal

  • Europe’s digital future 

  • Teaching and learning in the EU

  • Tourism and transport

Prospective authors are kindly asked to submit their abstracts to the editors by email to pecsa.journal@gmail.com. Please include the author’s name and affiliation. Guidelines for the authors: http://www.pecsa.edu.pl/czasopismo/authors.