Monday, September 18

9.00-18.00   Registration (the entrance hall)

13.30-14.00 Opening ceremony (Ignacy Daszyński Hall): Representatives of the UMCS, the City of Lublin, and Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

14.00-15.15     Keynote speaker: Professor Adam Daniel Rotfeld, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland

“Shaping a New Global Order”

16.00-18.00     Plenary session: “Dynamics of regional integration – European and Asian-Pacific Perspectives”

Chair: Professor Marek Pietraś, Deputy Dean of UMCS Faculty of Political Science, Director of International Relations Department


  • H.E. Ms Patricia Ann V. Paez Ambassador of Philippines
  • H.E. Mr Shigeo Matsutomi Ambassador of Japan
  • Ms Beata Stoczyńska Deputy Director, Department of Asia-Pacific, MFA, Warsaw
  • Mr Rafał Szyndlauer The European Commission Representation Office in Poland
  • Dr Stanisław Kozłowski MFA, Warsaw, former Polish diplomat in Singapore
  • Mr Ksawery Burski former Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, Singapore and the People’s Republic of China
  • Mr Andrzej Jaroszyński former Polish Ambassador to Australia and PNG
  • Mr Tomasz Łukaszuk former Polish Ambassador to India and Indonesia


Tuesday, September 19

9.30-11.30    Registration

10.00-18.30   Panels

1A. EU and ASEAN: Differences and Similarities

1B. EU-ASEAN Fields of Cooperation

2A. Third Actors Towards Integration in Eurasia

2B. Institutional Challenges to Integration

3A. Broadening Integration in Asia-Pacific

3B. India, China, and USA towards the Region of East Asia: Implications for ASEAN

4A. The South China Sea as a Theatre of (Dis)integration

4B. China’s One Belt One Rod Initiative – an Impediment or Opportunity for Regional Integration

Wednesday, September 20

10.00-12.30 Panels and a closing session

5A. The future of European and Asian Integration

5B. ASEAN in the Global Economy

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Scientific Committee

Amitav Acharya

American University, Washington D.C.

Salvatore Babones

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Zbigniew Czachór

Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

Bogdan Góralczyk

Director of the Centre for Europe at the University of Warsaw, Poland

Edward Haliżak

Faculty of Political Studies and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Rajendra K. Jain

School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Adam Jelonek

Faculty of International and Political Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland

Elizabeth Freund Larus

Department of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Mary Washington, USA

Willem Molle

Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Małgorzata Pietrasiak

Faculty of International and Political Studies, University of Lodz, Poland

Marek Pietraś

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Jan Rowiński

Faculty of Political Studies and International Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

Gulshan Sachdeva

School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Jenn-Jaw Soong

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan (Republic of China)

Katarzyna Żukrowska

Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Organising Committee

Marek Pietraś

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

David Jervis

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Agata Wiktoria Ziętek

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Katarzyna Marzęda-Młynarska

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Bartosz Bojarczyk

Secretary of the Organising Committee
Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Grzegorz Gil

Secretary of the Organising Committee
Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Monika Szkarłat

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Piotr Tosiek

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Liliana Węgrzyn-Odzioba

Faculty of Political Science, UMCS in Lublin, Poland

Call for papers

The year 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome that established the European Economic Community and the 50th anniversary of the Bangkok Declaration that established the Association of South-East Asia Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN serves as an example of non-European integration success, while the European Union is a lonely leader advancing integration processes. It is noteworthy, however, that in both regions, institutionalised integration processes have become the source of mutual, longstanding cooperation. Multidimensional gains on political, socio-economic, military, and other levels created a platform for strategic cooperation between member states.

The conference “EU – ASEAN: Models of Integration” will be held in Lublin, Poland between September 18-20, 2017. The conference language is English. The main organiser is the Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in Lublin, Poland.

The main aim of the “EU – ASEAN: Models of Integration” conference will be the analysis of integration processes in the EEC/EU and ASEAN organisations with special emphasis on their characteristics and distinctiveness; internal and external variables; platforms, dimensions, processes, and dynamics. The discussion will be focused on the normative, institutional, and functional dimensions of both organisations. We will also seek to explore the broader issue of an optimal model for integration that would be able to defend itself on a practical level.

The Conference Organising Committee seeks panel and paper proposals dealing with several key areas of discussion like:

  • theories of integration from European and Asian perspective;
  • systems-level integration: dimensions and parameters of integration processes in the EU and ASEAN;
  • EU and ASEAN interaction and cooperation;
  • challenges to EU integration;
  • challenges to ASEAN integration;
  • national approaches to integration within the EU and ASEAN;
  • other countries’ attitudes toward integration processes in the EU and ASEAN.

The Organisers intend to construct the conference agenda with the support of all interested researchers and experts who would like to submit both panel proposals and individual papers. Therefore, we suggest that panels should promote comprehensive and comparative analysis of the EU and ASEAN as the main added value of the conference. It is also possible to propose individual papers which can be incorporated into submitted panels after acceptance of their leaders. All submitted papers must be in English.

Details on registration

 Registration at:

  • deadline for submission of panels is July 31, 2017;
  • deadline for paper proposals is July 31, 2017;
  • due to the sponsorship obtained from conference partners, the conference fee is reduced as following:

the conference fee is 100 EUR*; participation fee for PhD candidates is 50 EUR*.

The fee should be paid by September 1, 2017, at the latest, by bank transfer to:

International Research Foundation

Plac Litewski 3, 20-080 Lublin, POLAND

IBAN: PL65 1750 0012 0000 0000 3650 1197


Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.

with annotation: Participant’s names, EUASEAN 2017

* For those who might prefer bank transfer in Polish Zloty (PLN)

the conference fee is 420 PLN and 210 PLN respectively

and should be paid to

Fundacja Badań Międzynarodowych

70 1750 1107 0000 0000 1230 9608

For further details see the registration website as mentioned above.

Contact / Registration


General conference questions:

Conference fee

The conference fee is 100 EUR; participation fee for PhD candidates is 50 EUR.
The fee should be paid no later than 30th of June 2017 by bank transfer to:
International Research Foundation
IBAN: PL65 1750 0012 0000 0000 3650 1197
with annotation: Participant’s names, EUASEAN 2017
Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.

Registration form

Registration type

 Regular PhD candidate
Participant's name
(will appear on conference badge)
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Conference Participation

Attending:  18 Sept '16 19 Sept '16 20 Sept '16

 I will submit panel


 without presentation with presentation

There are two (2) options to submit a panel:

 Open panel Closed panel

Open panel = Submitted without papers and open to paper abstract submissions.
A panel that is submitted by the convenor without papers, with an appointed leader. Once the panel is accepted, it will be open to all authors (presenters) for paper submissions. The convenor (proposer) will be responsible for reviewing all submitted abstracts in order to complete the panel.

Closed panel = Closed for paper submissions to the general public (submissions by invitation only).
Pre-organized and complete panel that already has an appointed leader(s) and 4-6 papers. The panel convenor (proposer) will be responsible for sending invitations to the authors (presenters) and accepting all paper abstracts submitted to the panel.

Abstract attachment (max. 200 words, .pdf max size: 10Mb)

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Lublin, the largest Polish city and academic centre east of the Vistula River, is the capital of Lublin Voivodeship (or Lublin Province) with a population of 350 thousand inhabitants. Lublin is approximately 170 kilometres (106 miles) south-east of the capital, Warsaw. As the capital of the province of Lublin serves as the administrative, economic, academic and cultural centre of the region.

Lublin is called the capital of the eastern Poland and is the largest and fastest growing city on the right bank of the Vistula River. Over 700-year history of Lublin and the position in the multicultural melting pot are its special qualities. This place attracts a unique atmosphere, rich architecture and numerous monuments. Lublin is a place which hosts the renowned international art events, festivals, theatre, music, and presentations of contemporary art. The high level of cultural offerings also provide theatres, galleries, and student clubs.

Lublin is a multi-cultural melting pot, where western – Catholic, eastern – Orthodox and Jewish cultures co-existed and defined the unique value of the city. Now, Lublin is called “the gate to the East” due to its rich cultural, political and informal contacts with Ukraine and Belarus. Walking around the city: the Old City, the Jewish district, the castle and its vicinities you can discover the tracks of the old times and the three cultures.

The year  2017 is important for Lublin – 700 years earlier, on August 15, 1317, Lublin received a city charter granted by King Władysław I the Elbow-high. Lublin is also the place were “a union of the century” was signed in 1569, peacefully creating a single state, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest and most populous states in 17th-century Europe.

Lublin is the biggest academic centre in the east of Poland, attracting prospective students with its university city aura, engaging academic faculty, and a broad selection of programs: from engineering to medicine to arts and humanities. Six public and several private institutions of higher education are home to over 75,000  students, including over 3000 foreign students.

Located in south-eastern Poland, Lublin lies in probably the most scenic part of the country. If you want to get more detailed information about the city and the area, please visit the website of Lublin Tourist and Cultural Information Centre

To learn more about the city, its history, culture, tourism, interesting events, places worth seeing, etc. visit and

Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (UMCS) is the largest higher education institution in Eastern Poland with over 21 000 students (226 000 graduates) including 1600 international students. Within its 11 faculties in Lublin plus the branch campus in Puławy, UMCS offers over 80 programmes (and  250 specialisations) taught in Polish, English and other languages. UMCS has signed 181 international agreements with partners from all over the world. In 2016 UMCS has been chosen by employers as top higher education institution in Lublin voivodeship.

UMCS was established in 1944 and from the beginning the university was named after this great scientist and a prominent Polish woman. The year 2017 – the 150th anniversary of the birth of Maria Curie-Sklodowska – is a special occasion to reminisce about and pay homage to a double Nobel Prize winner.

UMCS Faculty of Political Science was established in 1993 following the transformation of the UMCS Institute of Political Science into a separate faculty. Study programmes are now offered in seven fields: political science, international relations (in Polish and English), national security, journalism and social communication, media production, information society, East-European studies. The Faculty consists of 11 departments, the Department of International Relations being the largest one.

Wydział Politologii UMCS (Faculty of Political Science)

Plac Litewski 3, 20-080 Lublin

Finding Your way around the Faculty of Political Science City map

Transport choices:

  1. A flight to Lublin Airport. For the timetable of flights please see Upon your arrival at the airport please take a shuttle train to Lublin main railway station (Dworzec Główny) and from there take a taxi to your hotel. From the airport you can also reach your hotel by taxi, but this might be expensive.
  1. A flight to Warsaw F. Chopin Airport (Okęcie) ( or Warsaw Modlin Airport ( There is a shuttle train between these airports which goes through the centre of Warsaw. From one of these airports either: (a) take a shuttle train or taxi (expensive) to Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) and take a train to Lublin ( Trains to Lublin leave from there approximately every second hour and the journey takes about 3 hours. Upon your arrival in Lublin train station (Dworzec PKP) take a taxi to your hotel, or (b) Take a shuttle train or taxi (expensive) to Warsaw Central Railway Station (Warszawa Centralna) and take a coach to Lublin. Coaches usually leave from stand 14 at the bus station at Puławska 145 (next to Wilanowska metro station). For the timetable of coaches please consult PolskiBus Warsaw-Lublin connection; timetable and ticket service: Upon arrival in Lublin bus station (Dworzec PKS) take a taxi to your hotel.
  1. Lublin may be reached by trains and buses also from other Polish cities which have international airports (Kraków, Katowice, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, Rzeszów). The schedules and the prices can be found at the Polish railway company’s (PKP) website:

Local transport

In Lublin we get around the city by taxi, buses and trolleybuses. You can buy bus tickets (working also for trolleybus) in kiosks, ticket machines (coins only) or from the driver.

Suggested hotels


IBB Grand Hotel Lublinianka****





Grodzka*** 20

Rezydencja “WAKSMAN”***



Budget hostels

Hostel Królewska

Folk Hostel

We can also provide University Guest House on request

Patrons and Partners

The conference is to be held under the patronage of the Rector of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Professor Stanisław Michałowski, as well as the Mayor of Lublin City, Mr Krzysztof Żuk. The conference is co-financed by the Lublin City Office and the Polish Academy of Sciences.

131830-umcsPatronat PML - forma podstawowa



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