Kozminski University Asia Research Centre (KU ARC) is pleased to announce the call for papers for the The European Union and Asia. Perspectives, Challenges and Opportunities, a conference organized jointly by Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University to be held at the Kozminski University on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

The changing economic and political situation in a global world has shown the need of establishing a close cooperation between specific countries and organizations. In consequence, it had also impact on the need of creating a network of cooperation between Asian countries and the European Union, which is not still clearly visible in a public dialogue. This conference aims to prove that there is need of discussion about the perspectives and opportunities of the EU-Asia cooperation, and to show the challenges regarding this problem. It also goals at showing the necessity of creating an interdisciplinary researches, not only limited to Asian or European studies.  The subject of this conference has not been limited to any particular issue or problem, but rather inviting researchers from different disciplines, yet whose attention is focused on broadly construed Asia and the EU, we hope for creating a space (and a network) for the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and analytical tools.
Abstracts are invited for 15-minute presentations, which would treat about Asia and the European Union relations from the perspective in one of the following disciplines:

  • economy and business
  • political sciences
  • art and culture
  • sociology and migration issues

Presentations will be 15 minutes long and will be followed by 5-minute discussions. We accept all paper types, including conceptual papers, research papers and case studies.

Abstract Submission

We are calling for submissions of abstracts to the 2014 Conference based on the following guidelines:

  1. Abstracts in English should be submitted via our registration site (here) by June 15th 2014.
  2. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words.
  3. Abstracts should be structured to cover the following parts:
  • Purpose
  • Design/Methodology/Approach
  • Findings
  • Implications (practical/research/theoretical)
  • Originality/Value

Your contributions will be peer reviewed for relevance and rigor. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by June 30th.

Important Dates

  • 15 June 2014 – Abstract submission deadline
  • 30 June 2014 – Acceptance notification to Authors
  • 15 July 2014 – Full papers submission deadline (for papers in Polish to be published in the for m of the e-book)
  • 31 July 2014 – deadline for Conference fee
  • 15 November 2014 – Full papers submission deadline (for papers in English to be published in a special volume of Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia)

Publication Plan

Following the Conference, authors of the selected high quality papers in Polish will be invited to submit their papers for inclusion in e-book published by Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. Selected paper in English will be published in a special volume of Acta Asiatica Varsoviensia). Additional editorial principles will be announced shortly.

Organizing Committee

  • Olga Barbasiewicz MA (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University)
  • Nicolas Levi PhD (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Tomasz Olejniczak MA (Kozminski University)
  • Beata Kowalczyk MA (Warsaw University)
  • Justyna Turek MA (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University)

Scientific Committee

  • Piotr Burgoński PhD (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University)
  • Monika Golonka PhD (Kozminski University)
  • Magdalena Krukowska PhD (Kozminski University)
  • Nicolas Levi PhD (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Robert Rządca (Kozminski University)
  • Prof. Roman Sławiński (Institute of Mediterranean and Oriental Cultures, Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Prof. Teruji Suzuki (Kozminski University)


Conference fee for normal participants is 40 euro  (or 180 PLN) payable by July 31st, 2014.
Conference fee for student participants is 30 euro (or 120 PLN) payable by July 31st, 2014.
Upon registration you will receive Pro Forma Invoice and full payment details.

The participation fee includes:

  • Access to all plenary and parallel sessions on September 16th.
  • Full electronic proceedings
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during sessions

Participants are asked to book their accommodation directly; details of some convenient hotels close to the conference venue are in the accommodation section of the conference site.

Cancellations received before July 15th 2014 are eligible for a 50% refund of the registration fee. No refunds can be made after that. All cancellations must be in writing and must be sent by email.

The Conference fee does not include travel and accommodation.

  • Account number: PKO BP 71 1240 1024 1111 0000 0268 5850
  • Code BIC (Swift): BPKOPLPW

In the description of bank transfer, please input „The European Union and Asia” and the name of the participant.

Accommodation and travel

For more information please click here.