Call for Papers Vol. 7 No. 3


Conference Future Governance Models of the European Universities

5th May 2022

Brussels, Belgium

One of the main goals of the European Universities Initiative is to establish transnational alliances of higher education institutions from across the EU that share a long-term strategy focussed on sustainability, excellence, inclusiveness, mobility and European values. One of the main challenges to be addressed by these alliances concerns the definition of governance and management structures, not only during the pilot period but also in the long run. Although a variety of models have already been implemented inside the existing alliances, several issues remain to be clarified, specially outside the alliances and related with their legal statute in the European arena for education and research transformation. 

To discuss these issues and further deepen the reflection around the European Universities Initiative, the FilmEU alliance is organising a conference entitled “Future Governance models of the European Universities” that will take place in Brussels, Belgium on the 5th of May 2022.


Call for proposals

This conference intends to bring together different stakeholders around the European Universities Initiative and to promote an open debate about governance models and management structures of the future European Universities, and the challenges and problems associated with their implementation. Hence, we welcome film-makers, artists and researchers to submit papers that deal with but are not limited to the following topics:

- European Universities Initiative
- Legal status of European Universities
- Governance models of European Universities
- Management structures of European Universities

Keywords: European Universities, legal status, governance models, management structures

The best full papers presented at the conference will be later published in a special issue of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts (IJFMA Vol. 7 No. 3) to be published by the end of 2022.


Abstracts to be submitted by 3rd April 2022.
Provide two Word documents (.doc) with:
1. ABSTRACT, no longer than 300 words with 5 keywords.

The abstract should not have any reference to the authors or the institution they belong to. The authors must ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in such a way that they do not reveal their identities to reviewers, either directly or indirectly.

2. BIO, no longer than 100 words. Name, Email address and institutional affiliation. Authors should indicate the call for papers they are submitting. Authors should indicate the call for papers they are submitting.

Please submit to:  or

Schedule for publication:

Abstract Submission: 3rd April 2022
Feedback from reviewers: 19th April 2022
Conference presentation: 5th May 2022
Full Paper Submission: 30th June 2022
Feedback from reviewers: 12th September 2022
Final Revisions: 28th October 2022
Online Publication: Nov/Dec 2022

Submission online or via email will be made anonymously. Submissions will be reviewed by at least 2 peer reviewers. Accepted abstracts will be given guidelines for the presentation and submission of the final text.

No fees are requested for submission or processing.