Networks and Associations

Networks of European Studies

European Union Studies Association (EUSA):

The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) is the premier scholarly and professional association focusing on the European Union, the ongoing integration process, and transatlantic relations. Founded in 1988, EUSA now has almost 1000 members throughout North America, all EU member states, and on all continents, representing the social sciences, the humanities, business and law practitioners, news media, and governments on both sides of the Atlantic. EUSA is being hosted by the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

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The Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)

UACES is a membership organisation for academics, students and practitioners who are interested in all aspects of Europe and the European Union. It aims at advancing education for the public benefit through the promotion of teaching and research in contemporary European Studies.

The Standing Group European Union (SGEU) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

The Standing Group European Union (SGEU) is broad based standing group affiliated to the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Created in 1995 to promote co-ordination and collaboration among political scientists interested in the blooming area of research on the European Union, SGEU main activities cover the organization of pan-European conferences, workshops, summer schools on the politics of the European Union.

The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence (EUCE):

The Network of European Union Centers of Excellence comprises Excellence Centers at ten universities in the USA and promotes the study of the EU, its institutions and policies and EU-US relations through teaching programs, scholarly research and outreach activities in their local and regional communities. The Delegation of the European Union to the United States funds this initiative as part of a broader effort to promote people-to-people ties across the Atlantic.

International Network for European Studies (INES):

INES is a network of young academics working in the area of European Studies and related disciplines, currently based in Northern Germany. The network has two central aims. Firstly, it aims to promote and support academic and professional transfer of knowledge and experience and to develop a common forum for young academics and potential employers. In addition, network members are committed to promoting the values of the network in European politics and are therefore interested in becoming members of other non-governmental organisations.

Associations and Networks on teaching and learning in politics and International Relations

ECPR Standing Group on Teaching and Learning Politics:

The Teaching and Learning Politics Standing Group of ECPR is committed to the promotion of the teaching and learning in the field of political science. Its aim is to spread the scholarship of teaching and learning with and aim of fostering dialogue about the teaching of politics and improving the recognition of teaching among political science researchers. It focuses primary on those beginning their academic careers as teachers of political science, however it is open to engage more senior political science teachers in meaningful discussion on improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe.

Teaching and Learning Working Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA):

BISA Learning and Teaching Working Group (BLT) was convened in 2010 to promote and disseminate innovation, scholarship and research in the learning and teaching of International Relations. It sponsors panels at BISA annual conferences and runs a January workshop and other activities each year. It also intends to explore means of publishing the work of its members in special issues of journals and other publications

PSA Teaching and Learning Specialist Group:

PSA Teaching and Learning Specialist Group is a specialist group within the UK Political Studies Association, established in 2005 to provide a network for colleagues interested in exploring pedagogic issues within the context of the politics discipline. Each year it hosts a number of panels at the PSA Annual Conference and our own two-day conference in September.

Higher Education Academy:

Higher Education Academy provides services to the higher education sector - for individual learning and teaching professionals, for senior managers in institutions, and for subject and discipline groups.

Teaching and Learning Conference of the American Political Science Association (APSA):

The APSA Teaching and Learning Conference is a unique meeting in which APSA strives to promote greater understanding of cutting-edge approaches, techniques, and methodologies for the political science classroom. The conference provides a forum for scholars to share effective and innovative teaching and learning models and to discuss broad themes and values of political science education--especially the scholarship of teaching and learning.