Health and Safety Guidance
Dear colleagues and friends,
We would like to thank you personally for your kind collaboration, time and the support given to the 15th EISA Pan-European Conference on International Relations (PEC), which was held in Athens at Panteion University, 1–4 September 2022.
The 15th edition of our signature event returned to in-person conferencing and brought together the burgeoning EISA community to shape the future of International Studies. PEC 2022 featured 43 sections, including a virtual stream, which enabled remote participation.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the upcoming PEC 2023.
Dr Cemal Burak Tansel
Dr Sophia Dingli
Dr Vassilios Paipais
Prof Andreas Gofas
Pandaemonium is the capital of Hell in John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. In Greek, it literally means ‘all kinds of demons.’ One could argue that there is no better term to describe the dizzying multiplicity and urgency of crises that humanity is faced with in our times. Simply listing them could convince even the sceptics: climate change and ecological degradation, populism and the crisis of the liberal word order, the US-China geopolitical rivalry, the current and predicted global pandemics and the challenge of biotechnology, the constant threat of nuclear weapons and other WMDs, the uncharted waters of Artificial Intelligence and the concomitant philosophical and ethico-political issues that it raises. The list is not endless, but discussions about various ‘ends’ (such as the end of the Anthropocene, the end of the dominant capitalist model of global growth or the end of the liberal world order) have become the order of the day.
20 January 2022
Abstract submission opens
21 March 2022
Abstract submission deadline
5 May 2022
Acceptance Emails Sent / Registration Opens
3 June 2022
Registration deadline for participants in the programme
Beginning of July
Online programme published
PEC22 will be organised on-site in Athens along with a virtual section, which will take place the day before the main conference (31 August 2022). We are excited to return to a face-to-face conference setting and will be working closely with our local organisers at Panteion University to create a safe and inclusive meeting space for our members. We will closely follow the public health and safety guidance issued by local authorities and the University throughout the conference. The full details of the conference health and safety measures will be published on our website in due course.
While we are looking forward to meeting our members in Athens, we also think it is imperative to increase access options for colleagues who may not be able to physically travel to attend PEC22 in person. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received from virtual PEC21 participants underlined the importance and viability of offering a virtual meeting and discussion space. In order to welcome as many colleagues as possible, we therefore decided to organise a 1-day virtual section to complement the on-site conference. Those who wish to participate digitally will be able to submit their abstract proposal exclusively to the virtual section once the general call opens in January 2022. Unfortunately, due to infrastructural limitations, virtual participants will not be able to stream in-person panels and roundtables during the main event. As such, we will institute a significantly reduced registration fee for members who prefer to attend the virtual section. In-person attendees will have access to all main events in Athens, including the Grand Reception and the General Assembly.