Towards an Avant-Garde Europe: The Meaning Behind the Words

Deadline: 20 September 2016 (a chapter proposal)/ 20 December 2016 (full chapters)
Open to: everyone interested in the topic
Venue: Journal of Liberty and International Affairs, Institute for Research and European Studies – Bitola


The Institute for Research and European Studies and Journal of Liberty and International Affairs announce a call for chapters for the upcoming eBook: TOWARDS AN AVANT-GARDE EUROPE: THE MEANING BEHIND THE WORDS. One of the most popular approaches towards the “revolutionizing” of the EU is the concept of avant-garde Europe, predominantly promoted by Joschka Fischer, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, Jacques Delors etc. This approach directly derives from the Kerneuropa concept (Core Europe), meaning that the future of the EU as should be established on the scheme of core (avant-garde) and orbit.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The meaning of European federalism and its variants;
  • The axiological power of the European integration;
  • Disagreements about the European political unification idea;
  • Double-speed Europe, Multi-speed Europe and Core Europe;
  • Postnationalism, postmodernism and the European Union;
  • The European Union as a global actor in the XXI century;
  • The European Union between liberty and autocracy;
  • The avant-garde Europe: models and perspectives.


The call for proposals is open for anybody interested in the topic.


There are NO submission or publication fees. In order to provide visibility of the published work, this eBook will be indexed and abstracted in several academic repositories and search engines.

How to Apply?

  • The authors are invited to submit, on or before September 20, 2016, a chapter proposal (1-3 pages, including references);
  • Chapter proposals should be sent as an Email attachment to with ‘Chapter proposal’ in the subject line;
  • The authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 10, 2016 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines;
  • Full chapters, ranging from 8000 to 10,000 words each including title, abstract, manuscript, and references, are expected to be submitted by December 20, 2016;
  • The authors should follow Chicago Style (author-date system) for referencing;
  • The authors should submit a separate title page with contact information and short biography (max. 200 words) via Email:

For more information, visit the official webpage.

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