Call for Papers: "The European Union and the Eastern Partnership: Security Challenges"

Call for Papers

International Conference

«The European Union and the Eastern Partnership: Security Challenges»

Chisinau, April 26-27, 2018


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Jean Monnet project team we would like to invite you to the International Conference «The European Union and the Eastern Partnership: Security Challenges». The event is organised with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and will take place in Chisinau, Moldova, on April 26-27, 2018.

The Eastern Partnership area remains one of the most complex regions of the world in terms of security. The Eastern Partnership includes three Eastern European countries: Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine, and three South-Eastern European countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. For the time being, all these countries face serious security problems: frozen conflicts, interminable warfares and occupied territories; undermined economies and public institutions; i.e. destabilisations and threats of multiple nature.

The value of security for the Eastern Partnership policy of the European Union might be topical as never before, because it is not only about the Eastern Partnership countries, but about peace in Europe in which the European Union plays an important role, considering that the core European values are democracy, peace and justice. For that reason, security is not to be treated as a neglected and contested concept in the Eastern Partnership. An innovative security strategy for the Eastern Partnership would be able to come with solutions to conflict management (crisis, war, and peace), to cyber security and hybrid warfare and, what is more important, prevent further conflicts and wars as the European Union succeeded by and in the integration process. The EU’s security cannot confine to a cottage industry, but to combine regional and global valences for the sake of a consistent global security.

The conference aims to unite professionals in order to discuss and reflect about different aspects of security challenges in the Eastern Partnership, affecting these countries and the European Union. The approaches are free to follow various categories of security: political realm – national security, supranational security, public security, homeland security, internal security, international security, human security; monetary realm – economic security, social security; physical realm – food security, home security, infrastructure security, transport security, physical security, corporate security; IT realm – internet security, computer security, network security, communications security, endpoint security, application security, data security, information security. Participants are asked to consider: security for which values, security for whom, how much security, from what threats, by what means, at what cost. The task resides in a broad scope to specific disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics of interest, but it is not limited to them.

Authors are invited to submit original and innovative papers. We seek high-quality submissions that promote the knowledge and understanding of security challenges concerning the cooperation between the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries with an emphasis on practical perspectives. We encourage papers that break new grounds, present insightful results based on new and / or alternative visions.




Important Dates:

Title and abstract submission: January 10, 2018

Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2018

Paper submission: February 10, 2018

Conference book publication: April 10, 2018


Timely submission of the application form, title, abstract and paper is critical to our communication and common success.

Acceptance Privilege:

Authors of accepted papers will be invited to present their research results in the conference. The papers will be published and will be available online. The conference book will be subject of indexation.

Presenting the Paper:

Each accepted applicant will be granted about 15-20 minutes for presenting his / her paper, including in PowerPoint format. Each accepted author should make every effort to attend the conference and present his / her paper.

Guide for Authors:

Accepted applicants will be sent the guide for submitting final papers immediately after the notification of acceptance.

Conference Language:


Conference Venue:

Chisinau, Moldova



We look forward to receiving proposals in response to the call and we are happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties. For any inquiries, please contact (cc

See you at EUSEC 2018.


Conference Organisers


Conference Organisers


Programme Chair:

Associate Professor Vasile CUCERESCU ● ECSA Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova

Scientific Committee:

Professor Carlos Eduardo Pacheco AMARAL University of the Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Professor Léonce BEKEMANS ECSA World, ECSA Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

Professor Gaga GABRICHIDZE ECSA Georgia, New Vision University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Professor Nico GROENENDIJK ECSA World, ECSA Netherlands, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia

Professor Ioan HORGA ECSA Romania, University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania

Professor Anatoliy KRUGLASHOV ECSA Ukraine, “Yuriy Fedkovych” Chernivtsi National University, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Professor Ewa LATOSZEK ECSA Poland, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland

Associate Professor Marta PACHOCKA ECSA Poland, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland

Professor Elena PRUS ECSA Moldova, Institute for Intercultural Studies, Chisinau, Moldova

Professor Helena Tendera-Właszczuk Cracow University of Economics, Cracow, Poland


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