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OPEN CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: The Centre for European Research (CER), Queen Mary University of London – a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence / The NEXTEUK Project on the Future of EU-UK Relations is looking for contributions to our blog, policy paper and working paper series. We are particularly interested in contributions on European integration, the future of EU-UK relations, but also specifically on reflections on the impact of the Covid-19 on European integration, how Europe is dealing with this new crisis, how it resonates in terms of British and European identity etc.

We look forward to receiving article proposals (50-150 words) for the following publications:

  • The CER Europe Matters Blog publishes analyses of significant socio-political developments and events across Europe as well as within the institutions of the European Union. Our blog articles are max. 1500 words long.
  • The new NEXTEUK Blog publishes analyses of significant developments and events related to post-Brexit EU-UK relationships. Our blog articles are max. 1500 words long.
  • The NEXTEUK Policy Paper series discusses relevant matters in the context of post-Brexit EU-UK relationships to inform policy decisions and the general public. Our Policy Papers are max. 10,000 words long.
  • The NEXTEUK Working Paper series provides and interprets new, cutting-edge data stemming from research on matters concerning post-Brexit EU-UK relationships. Our Working Papers are max. 20,000 words long.

Applications are welcome from everyone working in the academia, with think tanks, NGOs or at a European Union institution, as well as from post-graduate students from relevant fields of study. Our publications are widely promoted via CER’s social media channels, newsletter, homepage and other external channels, reaching hundreds of professionals working in the field.

All proposals will be peer-reviewed by senior members of NEXTEUK to enhance the quality of the research. Applications will receive feed-back within 6 weeks of receipts. 

Proposals are to be sent to Agathe Piquet ( Applicants shall specify in their proposals which of the above publications they intend to contribute to.

>>Writing Guidelines - please read before drafting - JM NEXTEUK Writing Guidelines 2020 [PDF 140KB]

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