Innovating Governance in the Construction of the European Research Area
The aim of this highly interactive one day event is to develop a research agenda on the European Research Area.
The starting point is that, although high on the EU political and policy agenda, the creation of the European Research Area is one of the most under-studied phenomena in European integration.
Specific questions which we will explore in scoping the research agenda include: what is the European Research Area and what is its governance structure?; how has it evolved and what is the relationship between this ‘area formation’ and others (e.g. the European Higher Education Area)?; what are the pressing issues (e.g. legitimacy, effectiveness, or democratic accountability) concerning these developments?; and, are the theories and approaches we have for investigating European integration adequate to capture and account for its evolution?