Exploratory Symposia in Rapallo

Are you preparing a grant proposal, a special issue, an edited book, or setting up a new research network? The EISA Exploratory Symposia offers an excellent opportunity to meet in groups to pursue collaborative work. In 2019, EISA will host its 8th Exploratory Symposia for members in the town of Rapallo on the Portofino Coast in Italy from 23-26 October. As previous years, the Exploratory Symposia takes place from Wednesday afternoon to Saturday afternoon at the at the Excelsior Palace Hotel.

EISA will fund up to six groups with a maximum of five participants each. The groups are selected on the basis of the quality of proposals received. We invite proposals from both newly established and already established research groups to engage in activities that will advance the field of International Studies in Europe. Exploratory Symposia are open to EISA members only. The symposia strive for diversity in terms of gender, seniority, and geography.

The Exploratory Symposia aim to facilitate two kinds of research groups:

  • Newly established groups that would like to meet at an early stage of a research project to progress it.
  • Already established research groups that would like to meet to work out how to further their research agenda.

We encourage in particular participants and section chairs of the Pan-European Conference (PEC) on International Relations and European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) to apply to continue their work through the Exploratory Symposia.