Call for Papers, EUI Conference, 10-11 October 2019


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The Academy of European Law (AEL) is issuing a call for papers for a conference on EU equality law to be held at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy on 10-11 October 2019.

The call is part of a new AEL project titled: Equality Law in Europe: A New Generation, which aims to provide researchers and the general public with new tools to analyse recent developments in EU anti-discrimination law.

A central component of the project involves the development and maintenance of datasets that code all cases decided by the CJEU involving allegations of discrimination on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity. The datasets cover all cases from 1971-2018, and will be continually updated as new cases are published by the Court.

We invite you to learn more about our project and to download our open-access datasets and user guide.

Proposals that engage with questions raised by analysing the Equality Law in Europe: A New Generation datasets will be given priority in the selection process.

The key deadlines are as follows:

  • 17 June: abstract due (maximum 500 words);
  • Mid-July: Project Board will notify applicants if their paper has been selected for the conference;
  • 31 September: 5,000-word papers due;
  • 11 October 2019: Full-day conference.  On the afternoon of 10 October, we will hold a training session for those who wish to learn more about how to use the datasets.

Benefits for selected participants include:

  • Free hotel accommodation and meals during their stay in Florence (please note that AEL is unable to cover participants’ transportation costs for this event);
  • feedback on their written work;
  • the opportunity to present and exchange ideas with a community of scholars specializing in EU anti-discrimination law.

Interested applicants are kindly requested to send the following documents to [email protected] by 17 June 2019:

  1. an abstract of no more than 500 words; and
  2. an updated CV.

Proposals from researchers at all stages in their academic careers are welcome, as are joint applications.

Should you have any questions, please contact Jeffrey Miller ([email protected]).