European Security Working Group 8th Annual Workshop

University of Sheffield, UK

University of Sheffield, UK


The current era is often described as one of polycrisis: multiple, overlapping crises which intersect and reinforce one another in complex ways. These crises include specific violent conflicts (the Ukraine war and the Israel-Gaza war amongst others), intensifying great power tensions, the weakening of international institutions, the rise of populism, continuing transnational threats (such as jihadi terrorism), the challenges posed by the information age and the development of new technologies (including disinformation and artificial intelligence), mass displacement crises and climate change. While most of these crises are global in nature rather than region-specific, they all have significant implications for and impacts on Europe. This workshop will focus on the impacts of these multiple crises on Europe and on European responses to these crises. We welcome empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented perspectives.


The workshop will take place on a hybrid basis (i.e. both in-person and virtual/online), to enable the widest possible participation by members.

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