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Research projects

ARENA is one of eight partners of the ANTERO Jean Monnet Network on EU Foreign Policy.

Balancing Academic Excellence and Socio-Economic Relevance

The FLAGSHIP project examines and compares the strategies of Norwegian and other Western European universities in adapting to a global context that requires a better balance between academic excellence and socio-economic relevance.

What are the implications of the current European crisis for democracy and integration in a long-term perspective? What does it mean that countries both within and without the EU are integrated to different degrees? The aim of EuroDiv is to provide more knowledge on the implications of the current crisis and on possible ways out of the crisis.

ARENA is one of seven partners of the Jean Monnet Network 'Interparliamentary Cooperation in the EU's External Action – Parliamentary Scrutiny and Diplomacy in the EU and Beyond'.

ARENA is partner of the Europe-wide academic network PADEMIA, which studies the new challenges that parliaments and citizens across Europe are facing today.

ARENA cooperates with the Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in the establishment of a postgraduate research track within an MA in European Studies.

ARENA is one of nine partners in the TARN Erasmus+ network, which studies the legitimacy, role and functionality of EU agencies and agency-like bodies.

The EPISTO project examines and assesses the legitimacy of expert rule in modern democracies with a particular focus on the European Union and the European Commission’s expert groups.