ImprovEUorGlobe: call for papers!

ImprovEUorGlobe – The UN 2030 Agenda in the EU Trade Policy: Improving Global Governance for a Sustainable New World. Abstract submission deadline: midnight 2 February 2023 (CET)


The University of Bologna is among the coordinators of the Seed Funding Project “ImprovEUorGlobe – The UN 2030 Agenda in the EU Trade Policy: Improving Global Governance for a Sustainable New World” aiming at providing a full and critical interdisciplinary overview of the EU trade policy in the light of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project's research team has now launched a call for papers welcoming original proposals on how the EU, by negotiating and implementing trade agreements, designing incentives for developing countries, acting in international fora and organizations, and shaping other trade and development tools and policies, has been able or plans to promote among others:

• social justice;
• respect for human rights;
• high labour standards;
• protection and promotion of indigenous peoples and minorities rights;
• high environmental standards;
• preservation of biodiversity;
• transparency and participation in international decision making and management, also at domestic level.

This list is not exhaustive and further subjects are welcome within the overall theme of the call.

Who can apply

PhD candidates, post-doc and young researchers from all the 11 Una Europa Universities.

Submission and selection

Applicants must submit their abstract (max. 800 words) in English together with a separate file containing the following info: the author’s name and affiliation, contact details (including email address and phone number); a short (one-page) author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications. See the file attached for the list of email addresses to send the submission to.

The seven best papers will receive a prize in the form of travel grants (three travel grants of € 725 each; and four travel grants of € 810 each).


Deadlight for submissions: midnight 2 February 2023 (CET)

Selection: by 11 February 2023

Submission of draft papers: 16 April 2023

Submission of final papers: 1 July 2023

ImprovEUorGlobe Conference (Bologna): July 2023


Please find more detailed info on the project and the submission process in the file attached above