DSE ÅRSMØDET                                                       ECSA-DK ANNUAL MEETING


Convenor: University of Southern Denmark

Organizers: Christilla Roederer-Rynning and Niels Lachmann


The Danish Society for European Studies (DSE / ECSA-DK) and the Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark are pleased to invite to ECSA-DK’s annual meeting, September 29th and 30th 2011 at the university’s campus in Odense.

While the Lisbon Treaty has now become a reality, the EU still struggles to come out of the economic crisis and to develop reliable ways to build renewed confidence in the Euro. At the same time, events unfold in the Mediterranean region and the Middle East towards a process of democratization with transnational implications that raise a challenge to Europeans. In other words, global and regional developments require that European decision-makers provide collective solutions building on cultural, historical and political diversity.

True to tradition, we have invited an internationally renowned scholar to initiate our discussions of these events.This year, it is our great pleasure to have Professor Berthold Rittberger, Chair for International Politics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, as our keynote speaker. Professor Rittberger has done extensive work on processes of democratization within the EU, combining historical, sociological and political science perspectives in his research.

General information

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: Information on the conferencewill be hostedby the homepage of the Euro-politics research group,Department of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark.


DEADLINE FOR SENDING PAPERS: Papers must be sent to dse2011@sam.sdu.dk no later than September 20th. Papers received at the deadline will be posted on the conference program page, but circulation by email among panelists is desirable. Panel chairs are responsible for circulating papers. 


CONFERENCE DINNER (own expenses): All participants are invited to the conference dinner on September 29th (www.oliviabrasserie.dk).Please indicate your interest when registering online.


ONLINE REGISTRATION: To participate in the conference and conference dinner, register online at http://webpay.sdu.dk/system/amdses11/ no later than September 20th. The fee is: 200 DKKfor individual/institutional members of DSE; 350 DKK for non-members (includes a one-year individual membership). Lunch and coffeeare included for conference participants. Payment by electronic transfer.


ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT: A list of hotels and a description of how to get to the university from the train station in Odense are included in the program.Participants are advised to book their accommodation soon.