Europe Revisited

Europe Revisited

In these complex and uncertain times, the European Union is facing various tensions. Phenomena such as migratory flows, (dis)integration processes, the green transition, or globalisation lead to multiple societal, political, structural and economic challenges. Understanding and addressing these challenges requires not only transdisciplinary approaches, but also reflections on the methodology itself.

Under this thematic priority, CIVICA scholars of various backgrounds address key issues about the EU from the perspective of social sciences. By examining cross-disciplinary topics such as migration or the environment, the area engages thematically with other CIVICA thematic priorities, in particular Challenges to Democracy in the 21st Century, and Societies in Transition, Crises of Earth.

Key topics

  • Multilevel governance of migration
  • Constitutional resilience in the EU
  • EU and the world
  • Green values and green economy in the EU
  • Interdisciplinary approaches in EU-focused social science and humanities research

Meet the thematic group

  • Mark Dawson (theme leader)
  • Grace Ballor
  • Thilo Bodenstein
  • Waltraud Schelkle
  • Nikitas Konstantinidis
  • Oana-Andreea Ion
  • Raphaële Xenidis
  • Artur Bogucki
  • Laurence Romani
  • Floris de Witte

Mark Dawson is Professor of European Law and Governance at the Hertie School.

Grace Ballor is Assistant Professor of International & Economic History at Bocconi University. 

Thilo Bodenstein is Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy and director of the MA programme at CEU.

Waltraud Schelkle is Joint Chair for European Public Policy at the Department for Political and Social Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI. 

Nikitas Konstantinidis is Associate Professor of International and Comparative Political Economy at IE University.

Oana-Andreea Ion is lecturer at the Department of International Relations and European Integration, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration.

Raphaële Xenidis is Assistant Professor of European Law at Sciences Po. 

Artur Bogucki is Assistant Professor in the Department of Tax Law at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.

Laurence Romani is Professor at the Department of Management and Organisation at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Floris de Witte is Associate Professor at LSE Law School.

Seminar series

  • Between Brexit and the general elections: The political and economic challenges confronting the UK

    27 February 2024 (6-7pm CET)
    Hybrid @Hertie School | Register now >> 

    Speaker: Anand Menon, LSE
  • In the green trenches - The EIB's quest to become EU's climate bank and its evaluative underpinnings

    30 October 2023 (5-6:30pm CET)
    Hybrid @EUI | Re-watch now >>

    Speaker: Matthias Thiemann, Sciences Po

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