Participate in IDEAS24

Registrations are now open for the IDEAS conference taking place in Brussels from May 15 to 17, 2024 and entitled ‘Inequality and the European Union. New frontiers in European Studies’.

About the conference

The IDEAS conference is a forum to present and discuss cutting-edge research investigating inequality in relationship with European politics and policies. It brings together scholars interested in how the EU has been a driver of inequality or, on the contrary, how it has tackled it in a number of policy domains.

The biennial Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS) is a three-day scientific event organized by the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) in collaboration with the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB) and the Politics and International Studies Department at the University of Warwick (PaIS-UoW).

To get an overview of the IDEAS24 conference, download the programme here: Conference programme

To discover the topics of the panelists in more detail, click on the botton below: Detailed programme

Conference highlights 


As a result of the call for papers organised in 2023, the panels of the IDEAS24 conference are structured around the following topics :

The ten topics

  • Topic 1: Social Security: Old Concept, New Challenges
  • Topic 2: Market and Social Citizenship in the EU
  • Topic 3: The EU agenda for a “Just Transition”: Groundbreaking or Greenwashing?
  • Topic 4: Mobility: a Tool for Reducing or Fueling Inequalities?
  • Topic 5: The role of the EU in managing migrations
  • Topic 6: European social classes: myth and reality?
  • Topic 7: Digital Divide & Inequalities  in the EU
  • Topic 8: Gender, Inequality and Intersectionality
  • Topic 9: Inequality and the EU’s fiscal policy
  • Topic 10: Social Inequality in Public Health


This conference is organised with the support of IEE’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence EUqualis, devoted the important topic Inequality and the EU and it is cofunded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union (101047382 —EUqualis — ERASMUS-JMO-2021-HEI-TCH-RSCH).