Call for Papers – The Governance of Sustainability in Europe

This call for papers is launched within the framework of the closing conference of the Research network The Governance of Sustainability in Europe, supported by the Alliance Europa Institute for European and Global Studies as part of its “International Networks” call for proposals and applications.

The Governance of Sustainability in Europe
Call for Papers

Date: 22-24 September, 2021 (Wednesday – Friday)

Convenor: EU-Asia Institute at ESSCA School of Management, Angers, France.

Venue: ESSCA School of Management, Angers – in the Loire Valley, France.

Since 2018, the network has held four interdisciplinary research workshops:

* At ESSCA Angers, by Prof Thomas Hoerber
* At ESSCA Bordeaux, by Prof Gabriel Weber
* At Roskilde University, Prof Helene Dyrhauge
* At Andrassy University Budapest by Prof Kristina Kurze

They have brought together scholars and practitioners in the field of sustainable development research, encompassing all its dimensions – economic, and social and environmental sustainability. Two books are in the making (Hoerber, Weber, forthcoming in 2021; Kurze, Dyrhauge, forthcoming in 2022). Connections have been made to other COST (GOVTRAN) and UACES (Climate change and Sustainable development) networks in the field.

This conference is meant to conclude the Research network The Governance of Sustainability in Europe. The objective of the conference is to analyse the dynamic of European integration in the fields of sustainability policy and action.

Contributions should address one of the following themes:

* the evolution of a European environmental conscience
* repercussions of energy and environmental policy for the politics, policies and polity of the EU.
* the EU as an actor on the international stage in sustainability policies
* European social policies, such as redistribution mechanisms with the objective of sustainable development.
* New economic models, such as the evolution of the European social business initiative
* General analysis of the political agenda of the EU with regard to environment and energy issues, sustainable business models and approaches to social policies.

Previous workshop participants are particularly welcome to submit proposals. We would like to thank them for their contribution and are looking forward to seeing them in Angers.

Please send an abstract of 150-200 words to Professor Thomas Hoerber [ESSCA] :

Extended deadline for paper proposals: Monday, 5 July 2021

You will be notified if your application has been successful by Friday, 16 July 2021.

There are no registration fees for this workshop. Venue, lunch and coffee breaks will be covered by ESSCA. Some travel funding may be available for young, early career researchers and invited speakers.


Thomas Hoerber



Director of ESSCA's EU-Asia Institute - Professor of European Studies at ESSCA - Coordinator of Alliance Europa's Axis 1 "Governing Europe in a globalised world".

Research topics: European history and policy; space, energy and environmental policies of the EU and its partners; European Studies; International Relations

Thomas Hoerber coordinates the international network “The Governance of Sustainability in Europe”.

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