Appel à communications : Joint Policy Workshop – EISS – NATO Defense College


The European Initiative for Security Studies (EISS) and the NATO Defence College are organizing a policy workshop on “Intra-Alliance Challenges to NATO’s Cohesion and European Security”.

This workshop will bring together academics and practitioners, to examine how thinking within NATO is developing and to give practitioners the opportunity, under Chatham House rules, to voice reflections and preoccupations which should usefully guide further research that can benefit decision-makers.

The workshop will take place on 22 November 2019 in Brussels in order to maximize engagement with NATO policy-makers. It will be hosted at the Institute for European Studies (VUB). Emerging and established academics in the field of NATO/European security/Transatlantic relations will be invited to moderate the panels and participate in the discussions.

The workshop will be structured around three core themes, each one corresponding to a specific challenge for the Alliance’s cohesion:

  • Diverging threat perceptions and strategic priorities,
  • internal politico-ideological changes,
  • the Trump presidency and Brexit

We invite scholars to send paper proposals in line with the three above-proposed topics.

Please submit proposals for papers to by 15 September 2019 in the form of 500-word abstracts, and an estimate for travel costs to Brussels. Please mention “EISS Workshop – proposal YOUR NAME” in the “subject” headline. We shall endeavour to inform applicants by the end of September whether we can accommodate their papers. Travel costs will be covered by the EISS and the NDC.

You can find the full document on our website.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.