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 What is this book about?

Malta embarked on the presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 January 2017. The Maltese priorities focus on six policy areas: 1. migration; 2. the single market; 3. security; 4. social inclusion; 5. Europe’s neighborhood; 6. maritime policy.

The Institute for European Studies of the University of Malta invites resident and non-resident scholars and specialists to contribute to an analytical discussion of the main objectives and achievements of the Presidency, to be published in a peer-reviewed book at the end of 2017. 

Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract not exceeding 200 words describing how you would wish to structure your contribution. The abstract, which will receive individual feedback, will be discussed by the editorial board of this publication which is composed of Dr. Mark Harwood, Professor Roderick Pace and Dr. Stefano Moncada, all academic staff members of the Institute for European Studies.


Research areas

The following themes are suggested as possible research areas. Other themes outside the list provided below can also be suggested, and will be considered by the editorial board: 

  • Migration. Push and pull factors; Common European Asylum System; Revision of the Dublin Regulation & Member States' responsibilities for examining asylum applications; the role and functions of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO); Relocation; European External Investment Plan.

  • Single market. Digital Single Market; Internal Energy Market, Energy Efficiency package; Barriers to trade and access to services for consumers. Capital Markets Union; Roaming charges; Discriminatory practices (geoblocking); Challenges of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); European Fund for Strategic Investment; Wi-Fi access and use.

  • Security. Fight Against Terrorist Financing; EU Roadmap to enhance the exchange and management of information; Anti-Money Laundering Directive; EU system to register entry and exit of third country nationals; EU Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) & Schengen Area; European Public Prosecutor’s Office; Eurojust.

  • Social inclusion. Women participation in the labour market; Gender balance; Gender-based violence; LGBTIQ issues.

  • Europe’s neighborhood. EU’s Southern Neighbourhood; EU-Libya relationship; Middle East Peace Process; Democratic transition in Tunisia; Syrian conflict; EU and the League of Arab States; Relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council; Eastern Neighbourhood; Ukraine and Russia relations; EU Development and cooperation policy; EU consensus on development; EU-ACP partnership agreement; the Valletta EU-Africa Summit, the Trust Fund for Africa, the understanding with Turkey and Rome-Tripoli agreement on migration.

  • Maritime. International Ocean Governance; Sustainability of oceans; Western Mediterranean Sea Basin Initiative; Blue Economy.

How to Submit and Timeline of the Book
  • Expressions of interest to contribute to the book shall consist of a 200 words abstract sent to:
  • Deadline to submit the abstracts is the 15th June 2017.
  • The abstract shall include: name, surname and affiliation of all the authors, and the contact details (which must include an email) of the corresponding author.
  • The proposed deadline for the submission of the papers is 20th of September 2017.
  • Following further peer reviews, the papers will be sent back for the final corrections and adjustments with a final submission deadline to ensure that the work can be published by end of 2017.
  • These papers shall be formatted according to the book´s guidelines, details of which are included below.

Editorial team:

Prof Roderick Pace, University of Malta (

Dr Stefano Moncada, University of Malta (

Dr Mark Harwood, University of Malta (

Book Guidelines

  1. Use font Calibri 12pt

  2. The submission must be typed in 1.5 line spacing.

  3. It must be between 3,000 and 4,000 words including references/footnotes but excluding bibliography.

  4. Submissions must include a bibliography in alphabetical order according to author, separating books, articles, documents etc into sections.

  5. All references must include the page of the publication from which the quote is taken.

  6. Use the footnote method, progressive numbering at the foot of the page. The shortened footnote method is sufficient say Jones A. (2016) p. 21. Readers can then refer to the Bibliography at the end of the chapter for the full bibliographical reference.

  7. Where use is made of different publications by the same wrier published in the same year clearly separate these in the bibliography as 2016a, 2016b etc.

  8. How to list books, papers and titles:
  • Books
    Keynes, J. M. (1935). The General Theory. Publisher, place of Publication.

  • Journal Articles / Papers
    Smith, M. (2014). “Small States in World Politics”. Journal of Politics, Vol:, No or issue, Publisher, pages 22-45.

  • Documents
    European Commission (2016). Communication… (full title). Date, place of publication, URL address, date when accessed (Accessed 21.06.2017)

EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children
Professor Michelle Pace will present her contribution in a book entitled Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled. Professor Pace, together with Somdeep Sen is a co-editor of this publication which will be published in March 2018

Declaration of Authenticity
Please include the Declaration of Authenticity with every assignment you submit to the Institute for European Studies. The Declaration should be printed and filled-in at home, beforehand.

The form can be downloaded directly by clicking here.

Last Updated: 11 May 2017

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