Frequently asked questions

If you cannot find an answer to your query here, please contact the programme chairs Victoria Basham and Cemal Burak Tansel at

General Information about the Conference

    1. When and where will the 11th Pan-European Conference on International Relations take place?

      The Conference will take place at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Ciutadella Campus) in Barcelona from 13-16 September 2017. For details of how to get to the Ciutadella Campus please see the Venue page.

    2. Who organizes the Conference?

      The Conference is organised by the European International Studies Association (EISA) in association with the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).

    3. What is the format of the Conference sections?

      The Conference programme will be composed of sections. Sections are sets of either 5 or 10 thematically coherent panels and/or roundtables of 105 minutes each. Each section is convened by one or two section chairs, who are responsible for selecting the papers, panels, and roundtables submitted to their respective sections.

    4. What is the format of the Conference panels and roundtables?

      Panels run for 105 minutes each and are composed of 5 papers and a discussant/chair (It is possible to have a different chair to discussant). Roundtables run for 105 minutes each and are composed of 5 presenters and a chair who is responsible for setting the scene.

      Applications and Proposals for Sections, Panels and Papers

    5. Who can apply to the Conference?

      We welcome applications from scholars from all fields of international studies and beyond, as well as practitioners who aim to contribute to scholarly debates on the themes explored in the Conference.

    6. Do I need to be a member of the EISA in order to submit a proposal?

      No. Anyone can submit a proposal.

    7. When can I apply to the Conference?

      We welcome paper, panel and roundtable proposals to any of the Conference sections from Monday 5th December to Friday 10th February. Paper, panel and roundtable proposals must be submitted via ConfTool.

    8. Where do I apply to the Conference?

      Submissions must be made via our online application system: ConfTool 2017  

    9. Can proposals be submitted to the programme chairs directly?

      No. All proposals have to fit in one of the Conference sections. There will be no open section or panel.

    10. Can I submit the same proposal to more than one section?

      No. A given proposal can only be submitted to one section at a time. During the online submission, you can however indicate two alternative sections to which your panel, roundtable or paper proposal might also fit. If the section you chose does not select your proposal, it might be considered for the two alternative sections in a second stage of the selection process.

    11. Can I submit more than one proposal?

      Yes. You can submit more than one paper/panel/roundtable proposal, but you can appear on the final programme with no more than 3 contributions, whether as paper giver, roundtable presenter, or panel/roundtable chair-discussant - each of these counts as one contribution.

    12. Is there a participation limit?

      Yes. You can appear on the programme with no more than 3 contributions, whether as paper giver, roundtable presenter, or panel/roundtable chair-discussant - each of these counts as one contribution.

    13. When can I expect to be informed of the acceptance/rejection decision?

      We aim to inform all applicants of our decision by Friday 14th April 2017.


    14. What is the registration deadline?

      The registration deadline is Monday 15th May 2017 at 23:59 CET.

    15. Do I need to be a member of the EISA in order to register for the conference?

      No. You do not need to be a member of EISA to register for the conference. However, if you are or become a member of EISA you will enjoy a significant discount on the registration fee.

    16. How do I get discounted fees?

      All EISA members are entitled to discounted fees compared to non-EISA members.

    17. May I attend the conference without submitting a paper or panel proposal?

      You are most welcome to register, to attend and to enrich the discussion.

    18. What is the refund policy?

      The EISA will refund 50% of the registration fee for all participants who cancel their participation before 30 June 2017. Conference fees are non-refundable after 30 June 2017. The registration fees will however be refunded if the conference is cancelled by the EISA.

    19. What is included in the registration fee?

      The registration fee includes conference administration for the duration of the conference, daily refreshment breaks and a Conference Reception for all participants where complimentary food and drink will be available.

    20. What is not included in the registration fee?

      Accommodation, travel and meals are not included in the registration fee.

      Conference Venue

    21. How do I get to the Conference venue?

      The Ciutadella Campus at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) is located in central Barcelona. It is within walking distance of both the beach and the city's financial, cultural, and governmental centres. The Ciutadella campus is located right next to the Ciutadella Park and Barcelona Zoo, on the block between Carrer Wellington and Carrer Ramon Trias Fargas. 

      BY METRO: The nearest metro station is Ciutadella – Vila Olimpica, Line 4. Just walk 200 meters down Ramon Trias Fargas (away from the sea) and the University is on the left side of the street.

      BY TRAIN (FROM THE AIRPORT): The final stop is Estació de França, which is a 5 minute walk from the campus.

    22. Are there specific hotels offering special rates for Conference participants?

      Further information on hotels will become available on this website in mid-January 2017. 

    23. Can I expect to be financially supported to attend the conference? 

      Unfortunately, the 11th Pan-European Conference is unable to provide financial support for anybody attending or presenting at the conference.

    24. How do I get my visa?

      IIf you are accepted for participation in the conference, you will find a visa invitation letter in your submission page on ConfTool once you have registered for the conference. For country-specific information on visa regulations, please visit: Spain Entry Requirements.

    25. Conference Rooms: PCs and Projectors

      All conference rooms for Panels and Roundtables are equipped with PCs and projectors. EISA participants can use their USB drives to present PowerPoint slide shows. Please let us know if you are using other slide show programmes.