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 2020, EISA will host its 9th Exploratory Symposia for members in the town of Rapallo on the Portofino Coast in Italy.




When and where?

From 28 October to 31 October 2020, EISA will organize its 9th Exploratory Symposia for members in Rapallo. Each group involves five scholars from different universities and countries who work together over the three days. The symposia take place in the Excelsior Palace Hotel (http://www.excelsiorpalace.it/en/) and the event opens with a welcome dinner Wednesday evening.

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.