The European Union in international affairs #EUIA21

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 09:00 to Friday 28 May 2021, 17:00
Online event

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. After a postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seventh edition of this event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. 

#EUIA21 will be a hybrid conference and primarily organised through a high-quality online conferencing tool.

The event will feature a keynote address of Margrethe Vestager, the Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, several high-level policy link panels and an editors' debate of leading academic journals in European studies. It will also feature more than 60 academic panels in which scholars present their state-of-the-art research on EU foreign policy-making.

Join us as a non-presenting participant! You will get access to 3 days of academic excellence and debate, as well as be able to network with the many speakers in our interactive high-level conference platform. Register here !

More information about the conference can be found on the EUIA website.

Make sure to check out our EUIA podcasts as well!

The EUIA Conference is jointly organized by the Brussels School of Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BSoG-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and the Politics and Internationals Studies (PAIS) of the University of Warwick.

EUIA gratefully acknowledges the support of FWO/Research Foundation – Flanders as well as the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the EUIA organising team and the partner institutions had to decide, with much regret, to postpone the EUIA20 conference for one year, concretely to May 26-28, 2021. Accordingly, the next two editions will take place in 2023 and 2025.


Please click here for past editions


The Brussels School of Governance is an alliance between the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vesalius College.