Three special issues of scientific journals

EUNAP project includes the edition of a special issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of European Union Studies (APJEUS) on “EU-Asia Pacific political dialogue: addressing geostrategic and security challenges”. This special issue was published in December 2020, in Vol 10, issue 3, 2020 of APJEUS. The digital version is available at

Another special issue of Australia New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES) will deal with “EU-Asia Pacific trade relations and economic interaction”. This publication is scheduled by Autumn 2021. The digital version of this special issue was published in September 2021. Available at

A special issue of Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto (CED) will be about “EU-Asia Pacific social and cultural dialogue: involving civil society in interregional relations”. It is expected to be published by Autumn 2022.

The digital version of this special issue was published in October 2022, and is available at

PhD students, young and senior researchers from both partner and non-partner institutions were invited to submit contributions to these special issues. All papers were evaluated in a peer-review process.

Four series of research briefings

The research briefings include the main results and contributions made by the speakers participating in the four workshops held at the partner institutions.

  • Workshop “EU-Asia Pacific inter-regional responses to connectivity and humanitarian challenges” (Wuhan University, 15 September 2021):
  • Workshop “Addressing societal divisions in EU and Asia Pacific: factors, challenges and policy recommendations to foster social cohesion” (University of Toyo, 18 November 2022):
  • Workshop “Regulatory models and principles through the prism of European and Asia Pacific legal traditions and their juridical culture” (Università LUM Giuseppe Degennaro, 1-2 December 2022):
  • Workshop “EU identity: perceptions from Asia Pacific” (University of Canterbury, July 2023):

Selected publications by the partners of the Network

  • Doidge, Mathew, “(ASEM’s First Two Decades: A Role Discovered”, Baltic Journal of European Studies, 9(2), 2019, pp. 6–19.
  • Doidge, Mathew and Kelly, Serena, SDG10: Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries. Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Policy Brief Series No.10, 2019, Melbourne: RMIT.
  • Shannon, Will, Doidge, Mathew and Holland, Martin, “A clash of internationalizations: New Zealand and the Bologna Process”, European Journal of Higher Education, 9(1), 2019, pp.73–86.
  • Doidge, Mathew and Kelly, Serena, SDG1: End Poverty in All Its Forms, Everywhere. Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Policy Brief Series No.1, 2018, Melbourne: RMIT.
  • Doidge, Mathew, “The Changing Place of Development in EU–Asia Relations”, European Journal of Development Research, 29(4), 2017, pp. 926–941.
  • Fernández-Rojo, David, «La Estrategia Global de Seguridad y el creciente vínculo entre la dimensión interna y externa de la seguridad en la Unión Europea: la operación naval “EUNAVFOR MED SOPHIA?”» in Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz (ed.), Nuevos desarrollos en la seguridad y defensa europea: ¿hacia una política más integrada en la Unión post-Brexit?, ?, Fundación Alternativas- Observatorio de Política Exterior Española (Opex), Documento de Trabajo nº 97/2019, pp. 14-25.
  • Fernández-Rojo, David, «Los Hotspots: Expansión de las tareas operativas y cooperación multilateral de las agencias Europeas Frontex, Easo y Europol», Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, 61, septiembre-diciembre 2018, pp. 1013-1056.
  • Fernández-Rojo, David, “Reglamento 2016/1624: De Frontex a la Guardia Europea de Fronteras y Costas”, Revista General de Derecho Europeo, 41, January 2017, pp. 223-251 (peer-reviewed article).
  • Fernández-Rojo, David, “La detención de extranjeros en situación irregular: Impacto de la Directiva 2008/115/CE y la jurisprudencia del TJUE en la legislación española”, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo, 53, Enero-Abril 2016, pp. 233-258.
  • Fernández-Rojo, David, “The Introduction of an Individual Complaint Mechanism within Frontex: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back”, Belgian Journal for Governance Studies and Public Law (Tijdschrift voor Bestuurswetenschappen en Publiek Recht) Wolters Kluwer, 4-5, 2016, pp. 225-235
  • Hanada, Shingo, “A Quantitative Assessment of Japanese Students’ Intercultural Competence Developed Through Study Abroad Programs”, Journal of International Students, 9(4), 2019, 1015 – 1037.
  • Hanada, Shingo, “Approaches to the Differences in Academic Culture – A Study of Norwegian and Ethiopian Higher Education Partnership”, Studies in Comparative Culture, 136, 2019, pp. 1 – 13.
  • Hanada, Shingo, “Higher Education Partnership and SDGs”, in Kitawaki, H., Matsumaru, R., Kanko A. & Manago, G. (Ed.). International Contribution and SDGs. (Chapter 5, pp. 59-71), 2018. Tokyo: Asakura Syoten.
  • Hanada, Shingo, “Approaches for Assessing Intercultural Competence”, in Yokota. M. (Ed.). The Impact of Study Abroad for Employability and Life (Chapter 3, pp. 48-66.), 2018.Tokyo: Gakubunsya.
  • Hanada, Shingo, “A Study of Educational Policy Borrowing through Canada’s International Education Strategy”, Journal of International Education, (22), 2016, pp.10 – 34.
  • Herbosa Martínez, Inmaculada, “La reorganización empresarial de las pequeñas y medianas empresas (“small business”) en el Derecho de quiebras norteamericano: ¿Un modelo para su regulación en la Unión Europea?Revista de Derecho bancario y bursátil, vol. 140, 2015, pp. 11-144.
  • Herbosa Martínez, Inmaculada, “The Directive 85/374/ECC on defective products: its interpretation by the European Court of Justice”, CKS 2016 Challenges of the Knowledge society(International Journal), 2016, pp. 182-189.
  • Herbosa Martínez, Inmaculada, “La publicidad engañosa y comparativa en las relaciones entre empresas en el ámbito de la unión europea: regulación y criterios de interpretación por el TJUE” en «Diritto privato e interessi pubblici – scritti in onore del Prof. Lucio Valerio Moscarini», Tomo II,  a  cura di Nicola Corbo, Mario Nuzzo, Francesco Ricci, 2016, pp. 13-31.
  • Herbosa Martínez, Inmaculada and Arenas, Cristina, “La Directiva 2019/1023 sobre reestructuración e insolvencia: su repercusión sobre las pequeñas y medianas empresas (PYMES)”, Unión Europea Aranzadi, nº 8-9, 2019.
  • Herbosa Martínez, Inmaculada, “El plan de acción europeo de defensa: hacia un mercado único de la defensa”, in PÉREZ DE LAS HERAS, BEATRIZ (ed.),Nuevos desarrollos en la seguridad y defensa europea: ¿hacia una política más integrada en la Unión post-Brexit?, Fundación Alternativas- Observatorio de Política Exterior Española (Opex), Documento de Trabajo nº 97/2019, pp. 46-62
  • Holland, Martin (Ed.), Shaping the EU Global Strategy: partners and perceptions, Palgrave, London, 2018.
  • Holland, Martin (Ed.), The Europa Lectures 2002-2015, Lexington, Kentucky, 2017.
  • Holland, M. (Ed.), Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: External Perceptions of the European Union, Palgrave-McMillan, 2015.
  • Holland, M. (Ed.), Europe and Asia: perceptions from afar, Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2015.
  • Holland, Martin (co-authored with Doidge, Mathew), European Union Development Policy, Palgrave EU Series, London, 2012.
  • Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz. “Climate security in the European Union’s foreign policy: addressing the responsibility to prepare for conflict prevention”, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 2020, doi:
  • Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz, “The European Union in International Investment Governance: a Hybrid Approach to Dispute Settlement”, Romanian Journal of European Affairs, vol. 18, nº 2, 2018, pp. 77-93.
  • Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz, “The Charter of Fundamental Rights as a New Element of European Identity and Beyond”, in PÉREZ DE LAS HERAS, B. (Ed.), Democratic Legitimacy in the European Union and Global Governance. Building a European Demos, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-41380-8, pp.117-139.
  • Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz, -“European Union-Asia Pacific Trade Relations: Tentative Bilateralism amidst Competing Plurilateral Initiatives”, Romanian Journal of European Affairs, vol. 16, nº4, 2016, pp.32-47.
  • Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz, “The European Union, the United States, and China dialogue on climate change: respective policies and mutual synergies for a world climate order”, The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, nº1, vol.XXVI, 2013, pp. 13-46.
  • Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz, -“Beyond Kyoto: the EU’s contribution to a more sustainable world economy”, European Law Journal, nº4, vol.19, 2013, pp. 577-593.
  • Petrovic, Milenko and Tzifakis, N. (Ed.), EU enlargement to the Western Balkans: The geopolitical turn or another postponement? (Special Journal Issue, forthcoming in 2020), Journal of Contemporary European Studies.
  • Petrovic, Milenko (Ed.), Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 10(3), 2018. Special issue: “Serbia on its Way to EU Membership – the remaining challenges and obstacles”, Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies Hawthorn: Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia.
  • Petrovic, Milenko; Fish SM; Gill G (Ed.), A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed. (First ed.) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan – Springer, 2017, pp.360.
  • Petrovic, Milenko, “The Post-communist Transition of the Western Balkans: EUropeanisation with a small enlargement carrot”, in Akimov A; Kazakevich G (Ed.), 30 Years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Turns and Twists in Economies, Politics, and Societies in the Post-Communist Countries Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
  • Petrovic, Milenko, “Post-Communist Transition Under the Umbrella of Uneven EUropeanisation: East Central Europe, the Baltic States and the Balkans”, in Petrovic M; Fish SM; Gill G (Ed.), A Quarter Century of Post-Communism Assessed (First ed.): 41-74. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan – Springer, 2017.
  • Rasmussen, Steffen Bay, “The ideas and practices of the European Union’s structural antidiplomacy: An unstable equilibrium”, Boston, Brill, 2018.
  • Rasmussen, Steffen Bay, “The European External Action Service and its implementation in the Southern Mediterranean region” (in Spanish), in RASMUSSEN, STEFFEN BAY AND PRIEGO MORENO, ALBERTO (eds.), La Proyección exterior de la UE hacia el Mediterráneo Sur tras las Primaveras Árabes, Madrid, Thomson Reuters, 2018, pp. 67-98.
  • Rasmussen, Steffen Bay “Constructing the European demos through external action? The case of consular assistance to EU citizens”, in PÉREZ DE LAS HERAS, B. (Ed.), Building a European Demos: Democratic legitimacy in the post-Lisbon European Union and its impact on global governance, Cham, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 259-284.
  • Rasmussen, Steffen Bay, “The New Narrative for Europe and the Culture-Identity Nexus in European Union Public Diplomacy”, in AZPIROZ, MARÍA LUISA (ed.),Public diplomacy: European and Latin American perspectives,Brussels, Peter Lang, 2015, pp. 57-81
  • Rasmussen, Steffen Bay “EU diplomacy after Lisbon: Institutional innovation, diplomatic practices and international strategy”, Romanian Review of Social Sciences, nº 7, 2014, pp. 38-73
  • Ricci, Francesco, “Las nuevas fronteras entre documentos escritos y documentos meramente representativos en la era de la documentación informática”, Cuadernos Europeos de Deusto, 2019, pp. 67-101
  • Ricci, Francesco (Ed.), Principi, clausole generali, argomentazione e fonti del diritto, Milano, 2018, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre, ISBN: 978-88-28-81004-9, 902 pp.
  • Ricci, Francesco, “Le clausole vessatorie nei contratti on line”, Contratto e impresa. Europa, 2014, pp. 651 – 689.
  • Ricci, Francesco, “Potere normativo dei privati, clausole generali e disciplina dei contratti”, in Mario Nuzzo (Ed.), Il principio di sussidiarietà nel diritto privato, vol. I, Torino, G. Giappichelli Editore, 2014, ISBN: 978-88-348-5916-2, pp. 593-612
  • Ricci, Francesco, I beni di consumo e la disciplina delle vendite aggressive, Bari, Cacucci, 2013, 278 pp.
  • Suárez Castiñeira, Mª Luz, “Bridging the Competing Views of European Cultural Integration: the Transformative View of Culture as a Means to Promote Growth, Employment and Social Cohesion,” Romanian Review of Social Sciences. Vol. 8 Issue 14, 2018, pp. 28-41.
  • Suárez Castiñeira, Mª Luz, “The Role of Culture in the Construction of European Identity”, in Pérez de las Heras, Beatriz (ed.), Building a European Demos: democratic legitimacy in the post-Lisbon European Union and its impact on global governance, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
  • Suárez Castiñeira, Mª Luz, “Language, power and international relations: the case of English in the EU” en CKS 2013 – Challenges of the Knowledge Society, 2013, Bucharest: Pro Universitaria.
  • Suárez Castiñeira, Mª Luz, “Plurilingüísmo y construcción política de Europa”,in Mercedes Acillona López (ed.)Marcos interpretativos de la realidad social contemporánea / Egungo gizarte errealitatea interpretatzeko bideak, Serie Maior, 10 (Ciencias Sociales y Humanas), 2012, Universidad de Deusto.
  • Suárez Castiñeira, Mª Luz and Parrado Freire, Alexandre G., The Integration of Regional or Minority Languages in the European Higher Education Area. Galician as a Case Study, 2011, Deusto University Press, ISBN: 978-84-9830
  • Zhang Xiaotong, Deepening the EU-China Partnership: Bridging Institutional and Ideational Differences in an Unstable World(co-edited with Mario Telo and Ding Chun) Routledge, 2018.
  • Zhang Xiaotong, China’s Economic Diplomacy in the 21st Century(co-authored with Wang Hongyu and others), ACA Publishing Ltd., April 2015.
  • Matthew Louis Bishop & Zhang Xiaotong(2019):Why is China a Reluctant Leader of the World Trade Organization?, New Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/13563467.2019.1584170.
  • Zhang Xiaotong and James Keith, “From Wealth to Power: China’s New Economic Statecraft”, The Washington Quartely, vol. 40, nº 1, 2017.
  • Zhang Xiaotong, Xie Nannan. “Linkage power Europe: the EU as a power and its strategies in the Westphalia system”, Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol 34, issue 03, 2016, pp. 1–29, 165.
  • Zhang Xiaotong, Lai Yangmin. “The logic of history and the future of Europe”, Chinese Journal of European Studies, vol. 36, issue 05, 2018, pp. 1–24, 165.