The Jean Monnet Chair in EU External Relations, held by Professor Crina Viju-Miljusevic, is hosting a young scholars one-day research conference on Friday, March 31, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Regionalism in Eurasia”.

The region represents a unique geopolitical grouping of states whose historical legacies and institutional shapes inform the changes and challenges to cooperation. It provides a unique case study of overlapping regionalisms pursued by three core actors: the European Union, the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. The conference will be an interdisciplinary forum where junior scholars (graduate students and young scholars) from different fields can come together and share their scholarship. This conference is held in a hybrid format with presentations in-person and via Zoom.

The deadline to submit a proposal to present is Friday, March 3, 2023.  Presenters will have approximately 15 minutes to present their research on models of regionalism, followed by comments from experts and questions and feedback from the audience. The conference will be free for both presenters and participants.

To submit a proposal, please email with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Title of presentation
  • Approximately 200-word abstract
  • University
  • Program

Presenters will not be required to submit a full written version of the paper in advance of the conference.

Timeline: (updated as of Feb 21, 2023)

  • March 3 – Deadline for presentation proposals
  • March 6 – Notification of acceptance
  • March 15 – Schedule for the conference available
  • March 31 – Conference

The Jean Monnet Chair has limited funding available for presenters to travel to Ottawa, Canada.

Under the mentorship of the Jean Monnet Chair and other experts in the field, the best papers from the conference will be considered for publication in a special issue in a peer-reviewed journal hosted by Carleton University, Canadian Journal of European and Russian Studies.

Questions about the conference may be directed to Prof. Crina Viju-Miljusevic,

This is an activity of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Union External Relations which is co-funded by the European Union (Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union) and by Carleton University.