Call para o nr. 18 da Revista Debater a Europa - Deadline: June 15, 2017

Journal Debater a Europa – n.º18 (ISSN 1647-6336)


Call for Papers – Special Issue on EU external relations towards the East


Debater a Europa ( is a journal linked to the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the 20th Century (Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX), at the University of Coimbra – CEIS20 and to the Europe Direct’s Centre of Information in Aveiro, in partnership with the Portuguese Office of the European Parliament and the Representation of the European Commission in Portugal, and published by Coimbra University Press (Coimbra, Portugal).

The journal Debater a Europa is indexed with ERIH PLUS and Impactum UC.

This call is for a Special Issue on EU external relations towards the East, with a focus on Russia and the post-Soviet states, the contributions should also include analysis on relations with the United States of America. Coordinated by Maria Raquel Freire (CES|FEUC)[1], this Special Issue seeks to analyse the state-of-play in EU relations with Russia, the post-Soviet countries, and the USA, aiming at identifying new issues and potential new avenues for the current difficult status in relations. The Ukraine conflict became the most visible signal of dissension between the west and Russia, with serious implications for EU policy, as well as for relations among these different actors. It also forced a rethinking of issues, debates, and possible ways ahead in face of deep lines of divergence. This Special Issue seeks, therefore, contributions that from a theoretical and/or empirical perspective add to the analysis of EU external relations in view of the many challenges the Union currently faces, with a focus on the political-security dimensions of these.


Topics to be addressed include (other suggestions welcome):


1.      EU foreign and security policy

2.      EU Neighbourhood Policy, with particular focus on the Eastern Partnership

3.      EU-Russia relations (politics, security, economics, energy…)

4.      USA-Russia relations (politics, security, economics, energy…)

5.      EU-USA-Russia relations (politics, security, economics, energy…)


Articles for this Special Issue should be submitted by June 15, 2017, at Contributions must be original, in English, and not submitted to peer-review with other journal. Texts should be submitted in word format, Times New Roman 12, line spacing 1,5. Footnotes should be Times New Roman 10, single-space.

Articles should amount to a maximum of 25 pages (including spaces, footnotes and references), and be accompanied by an abstract of up to 100 words and 5 keywords. For references please follow the examples below.


Book reference: 

WINOCK, Michel – O Século dos Intelectuais. 1ª ed. Lisboa: Terramar, 2000. 747 p. ISBN 972-710-280-8.  

Multiple authored book:

MERRILLS, J. G.; ROBERTSON, A. H. – Direitos Humanos na Europa: um estudo da Convenção Europeia de Direitos Humanos. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget, 2003. 381 p. ISBN 972-771-679-2.  

Citation of a work previously mentioned:

WINOCK, Michel – O Século ..., p.72-74.


Idem, ibidem, p. 72-74.


Reference to a chapter/article in an edited volume:

SUÁREZ FERNÁNDEZ, Luis - Portugal y Castilla–León: dos destinos unidos. In TORRE GÓMEZ, Hipólito de la – España y Portugal. Siglos  IX-XX: Vivencias históricas. Madrid: Editorial Sintesis, 1998. ISBN 84-7738-616-1. p. 23-46. 

Reference to an article:

DOWTY, Alan  - The Past and Future of Israel. Estudos do Século XX. Coimbra: IUC. ISSN 1645-3530. Nº 8 (2008) p. 27-40.

Citing na electronic document:


TORGAL, Luís Reis – A Universidade entre a Tradição e a Modernidade. Revista Intellectus [ Em linha]. Vol. I. ( 2008). [Consult. 27 de Agosto de 2010]. Disponível em WWW: < URL:>. ISSN 1676-7640.




MACHIAVELLI, Niccoló – The Prince. [ Em linha]. Trad. W. K. Marriott; ed. Randy Dillon. Texas: Veroglyphic Publishing, 2009. [Consult. 27 de Agosto de 2010]. Disponível em WWW: < URL:>. ISBN 1442131195.




Special Issue publishing Schedule:


June 15, 2017– deadline for submission of articles


September 30, 2017 – communication of results (peer-review comments)


November 15, 2017 – return of reviewed articles


December 15, 2017 – Special Issue sent to publisher for final editing and publication


First quarter of 2018 – Special Issue published


[1] Associate Professor in International Relations, School of Economics of the University of Coimbra; Jean Monnet Chair; Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra.




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