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Looking Backwards to Go Forwards? Europe at a Crossroads

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The UACES Student Forum Research Conference 2017

Looking Backwards to Go Forwards? Europe at a Crossroads

This two-day conference is dedicated to exploring the current challenges confronting the EU, the historical developments which have led to them, and perspectives on the EU’s future.

Research presentations will be complemented by plenary speakers discussing the local impact of Brexit and the future of European Studies. View plenary speakers below and the full programme here.


Where and When

Newcastle University, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th July 2017


Registration

The conference is free to attend, but advance registration is required due to capacity limits. You do not have to be affiliated with UACES or with Newcastle University to register.


This year's theme 'Looking Backwards to Go Forwards? Europe at a Crossroads'

Founded in 1967, UACES celebrates its 50th anniversary in the same year as the UK prepares to end its membership of the EU. In that light, this year’s Student Forum research conference is dedicated to exploring the current challenges confronting the EU, the historical developments, which have led to them and perspectives on the EU’s future. Our panelists and plenary speakers will be examining:

  • What can Europe’s recent past tell us about the situations in which it finds itself today?

  • Can we learn from the past in confronting the challenges of the present and future?


Plenary Speakers

Roundtable: 'Implications of Brexit from a Local Perspective'

Chair: Dr Jocelyn Mawdsley (Newcastle University)

Roundtable: 'The Future of European Studies'

View full programme here.


About Newcastle

Newcastle is the most populous city in North East England and historically constitutes a central economic and cultural node of the United Kingdom. As a member of the Eurocities network, it helps shape the relationship between European urban development and EU institutions, contributing in the process to a shared European future.


Travel and Accommodation

By train

Newcastle upon Tyne is well-connected with all major cities in the UK. There are frequent and often direct services from, for example, London (ca. 3.5 hours), Peterborough (ca. 2.5 hours), Birmingham (3.5 hours), Doncaster (ca. 1.5 hours), Leeds (ca. 1.5 hours), Manchester (ca. 2.5 hours), Liverpool (ca. 3 hours), York (ca. 1 hour), Durham (15 min), Edinburgh (1.5 hours) and Aberdeen (ca. 4.5 hours) among others.

By air travel

Newcastle has an international airport which is serviced by a number of direct national and international flights. The list of airports with direct connections includes Belfast, Cork, Cardiff, Southampton, London or Bristol, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Geneva, Turin, Venice and Innsbruck among others. But even if no direct flights are available, Newcastle International has some very good connections across the continent.

By coach

If you prefer travelling by coach, National Express as well as Megabus provide frequent services from cities all across the UK.

Accommodation

Newcastle offers a range of hotels and hostels at reasonable prices. Hamtpton, for example, is centrally located right next to the train station (15 mins walk to the venue). A Tune Hotel is located at the quayside, close to the river and about 20 minutes walk from the conference venue. Premier Inn has recently opened a new branch at The Gate, ideally located in between the train station and conference venue and close to St James’ football ground.


View the programme here.

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