4th International Conference on European Studies

The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis Europe ETS (RCEA-Europe ETS) and the Center for European Studies of the University of Milano-Bicocca (CefES-DEMS), jointly with the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (EI), the Joint Research Center of the European Commission (JRC-EC), the KOF Swiss Economic Institute (KOF), and the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies (EUI), are organizing the 4th International Conference on European Studies at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Viale Piero and Alberto Pirelli 22, 20126 Milan, Italy.

The Conference gathers scholars from different fields in Economics and Social Sciences, with the objective of contributing to the empirical and theoretical debate on Europe. The Conference provides a forum of discussion for scholars interested in the European economic, social, and political situation, in the evaluation and design of institutions and policies in and for Europe, with a particular focus on North-South, East-West, and Rural-Urban Divide in Europe.

Conference topics are:

1. Macro, money, banking, and finance

2. European governance

3. Wellbeing, inequality, and polarization

4. Migration, cooperation and trade

5. Climate change and energy policies

6. The economic, social and political impact of COVID-19

The Network for European Studies is proud to carry on this initiative. The 4th Conference on European Studies aims to connect scholars working on European issues all over the world and to strengthen their cooperation, particularly in this period of high human, social, economic, and political distress.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Panelists

Conference Program:

The provisional Conference Program is available at:


Please check regularly for possible updates.

Conference venue:

The in-person conference will take place at the University of Milano-Bicocca, AGORA' Building (ex-U6), Viale Piero and Alberto Pirelli 22, 20126 Milan, Italy.

Registrations for in-person auditors (not presenters) at the Conference close on June 15

  • Standard registration: €200

  • Ph.D. students: €130

Please contact us by email, if you like to join in person the Conference. Auditors' online participation in all the online sessions (Keynotes and Contributed sessions) is free, upon registration through zoom. Links are available in the Conference Programme.

Conference Special Issue on The Future of Europe Beyond Brexit and Covid-19

We are publishing a Conference Special Issue on Research in Globalization. Publication fees are waived for this SI. Papers also not originally submitted to this Conference might be submitted to the SI.

Publication Schedule

Portal opens: 1st June 2022

Peer-review process: 1st June 2022 to 31st December 2022

Revised manuscript due + Final acceptance: 31st August 2023

Estimated Publication date: September 2023

Manuscript submission information:

The journal's Guide for Authors on how to prepare a paper is available at https://www.journals.elsevier.com/research-in-globalization.

Papers must be submitted electronically via the Elsevier Editorial System site for the Journal at https://www.editorialmanager.com/resglo/default.aspx beginning on 1st June 2022

Programme Committee

Further Information