The 14th Illinois EU Studies Conference ("Paradigms of Racialization: Alternative Sources") was held on April 18-19, 2024. Please check back later for information on the 2025 Illinois EU Studies Conference.


This annual conference brings together college faculty, scholars, and graduate students with the aim of advancing research and teaching on the European Union at universities and four-year and two-year colleges in Illinois and the Midwest. It facilitates the building of a dynamic network for educators and scholars with interests in EU studies by presenting them with an intimate venue to share current research and ideas about teaching, develop new professional relationships, and learn about opportunities sponsored by the EU Center.

Paper topics: We invite presentations on any topic relevant to EU studies, although we particularly encourage proposals that relate to the conference’s announced theme. Topics of relevance to European or EU studies range widely from climate change, health sciences, and business, to the cultures, languages, and institutions of Europe and its relations with other parts of the world. Colleagues with a current interest in the EU and issues involving Europe are also invited to join us without being obliged to present.

Previous Conferences 

2023 2022
2021 2020 - cancelled due to COVID-19
2018  2017
2016  October 2015
March 2015 2014
2013 2012
2011 2009