20th Annual Conference on “Security architecture in the CEE: present threats and prospects for cooperation”

2015-02-12 Institute News

On 25 – 26 September 2015  the Central European Political Science Association in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations and Political Science (IIRPS) and the Lithuanian Political Science Association will host a major conference in Vilnius, entitled "Security architecture in the CEE: present threats and prospects for cooperation". The conference will be organized with the aim to mark the remarkable transition of the Central and Eastern European countries from soviet-type planned economy and Communist dictatorship to market economy and democracy, new arising conditions for a spread of post-modern security challenges and initiatives and how political systems of these countries are able to deal with it despite rather low quality of democracy and governance in the region, fragile political stability and sensitivity to economic breakdowns of these countries.

The conference will cover broad range of topics such as Economic crisis and its security implications, Populism and Political Radicalism in CEE, Minority politics in Central and Eastern Europe, Challenges of energy security, Military-civil relations in CEE democracies, Russia’s place in European security architecture, NATO beyond 2014, NATO enlargement: possibilities for Ukraine and Georgia, Complexities of informational wars, Cyber security issues in CEE, Co-operation between the EU and NATO in security matters, The presence and challenges for the EU Eastern Partnership policy, Relevance of post-modern security challenges in CEE region, Significance of CEE security studies for international politics;, Contribution of CEE political research for general theory and Current issues of normative political theory in CEE.

The mentioned list of sub-themes or/and panels is surely not comprehensive. While participants are especially invited to respond to the conference theme, proposals on other aspects of Central European politics will be considered as well. The conference is open to the researchers from all the countries with the interest in Central European affairs.

The academic program for the conference will be organized in the usual format of panels. Each panel should comprise four to five papers plus chair. We welcome individual paper proposals and / or complete panel proposals as well.

More information and all the requirements for the panel chairs and panels are here.

The proposals should be sent to

The closing deadline for Paper Proposals is midnight CET on 8th of May 2015.

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