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International Conference on European Elections: Populism & Euroscepticism

16.05.2019 14:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

November 20-22, 2019

Valencia, Spain

Deadline: July 15, 2019

The European elections of May 2019 take place in a scenario of  particular uncertainty. The rise of populist movements of different  ideologies, often linked to Eurosceptic positions, is combined with a  crisis situation in the European Union. Institutional crisis, deriving  fundamentally from the consequences of Brexit, the exit from the United  Kingdom, scheduled for October of this year. But there is also an  economic and political crisis, in a world where Europe's influence is  tending to decline. 

This International Conference aims to analyse the European Parliament  Elections from different points of view, which could be summarised in  the following topics: 

  • New populisms and traditional parties in the elections to the European 
  • Parliament. - Neoliberalism and the crisis of representative democracy 
  • The role of social networks in elections. Fragmentation of the  electorate and polarization 
  • The theme of the election campaign. What do the candidates talk about  and what do the media focus on? Is there a European campaign or many  national campaigns? 
  • The impact of Brexit on the European election campaign. European  perspectives from the United Kingdom and image and references about the  United Kingdom in the European Union 
  • Comparative electoral studies between different countries 
  • Europeans vs. European Union. European Elections and Euroscepticism 
  • Diachronic studies. Evolution of the European Parliament Elections 
  • The European Union from outside. Follow-up of the campaign from non-EU  countries 
  • “New” and “old” media in the election campaign 
  • Fake news and disinformation 
  • Citizen Mobilisation and Political Activism in the European Parliament Elections 
  • Stateless Nations and European Elections: Nationalist Movements to the EU 

Regarding the abstract submission, All proposals will be sent in  English, in .doc, .docx., .odt or .pdf format, through the form of the website.

Proposals should include title, keywords and abstract (250-300 words). 

The abstract should present the aim/objectives of the work, the  methodological approach, the results, and the conclusion. Proposals  should focus on the topics indicated above. 

The Scientific Committee of the Congress will announce in advance which  proposals have been accepted for presentation at the Congress. The five  best evaluated proposals -not belonging to researchers from Spanish  universities- will receive a 400€ grant to cover travel, accommodation  and registration of the communicator(s). 

Deadline & Dates: 

• 15 July 2019 – Deadline to submit abstracts 

• 31 July 2019 – Notification of accepted proposals and award of grants  to the five best-rated proposals 

• 31 October 2019 – Deadline for full paper submission 

• 20-22 November 2019 – Conference 


The registration fee is €80, covering access to all sessions, coffee  break, and conference material. 

For further information, please consult the Mediaflows web page. 



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