Cathrine Holst will together with Johan Christensen lead the research project EUREX on the role of experts in policy-making. The project is one of eight to receive funding from the Norwegian Research Council's DEMOS programme.
Emeritus Professor Johan P. Olsen has been elected fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration.
Call for papers for the workshop 'Expertise and Democratic Accountability in Courts and Public Administration' in May 2016. The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March.
The Academic Research Network on Agencification of EU Executive Governance (TARN) will be officially launched in Brussels on 23 November 2015.
A research group at ARENA Centre for European Studies headed by Prof. Helene Sjursen has succeeded in a tough competition for funding within the EU's Horizon 2020.
Hans-Jörg Trenz has received a prize for the best 2013 article in the Journal of Common Market Studies.
ARENA is one of nine partners in a successful proposal for an EU-funded Jean Monnet Network. TARN is the fourth Erasmus+ network that ARENA is currently part of.
ARENA annually announces scholarships for students writing their MA thesis on EU-related topics. This year's application deadline is soon coming up. Our former students here tell you why you should apply.
As of September 1st 2015, Ida Hjelmesæth is ARENA's new Head of Administration. Geir Kværk will resume his position as research advisor with responsibilities for external financing.
Call for papers for the panel 'Was Plato Right? Should the Experts Rule?' at the ECPR Joint Sessions 2016 in Pisa. Deadline for paper proposals: 1 December 2015.
In an assessment of Federica Mogherini's first seven months in office, Tine E. J. Brøgger and Johanne D. Saltnes argue that she has managed to balance greater involvement of EU institutions in foreign affairs with respect for member states’ leading role.
Morten Egeberg and Jarle Trondal recently presented research on the development of a European administrative space, with the active participation by Norwegian State Secretaries Ingvild Næss Stub and Paul Chaffey.
The annual report provides a rich presentation of the activities at ARENA, Norway’s foremost research centre on European studies. In 2014, the staff produced a record-high level of publications.
Åse Gornitzka and Cathrine Holst have edited a special issue of Politics and Governance on the role of expert knowledge in EU decision-making. The full issue of the Open Access journal is available free of charge.
Christopher Lord and John Erik Fossum both contribute to a JEPP special issue on differentiated integration in the EU, edited by Lord and Benjamin Leruth.
Erik O. Eriksen has been invited to discuss his latest book The Normativity of the European Union at a seminar in Brussels on 23 February 2015.
Mai'a K. Davis Cross discusses how to maximize the potential of the European External Action Service (EEAS) in the magazine Border Crossing. The EU itself is a product of internal diplomacy, and many of its strengths can be applied to EEAS, she argues.
Guri Rosén, former PhD student at ARENA, has been awarded a three-year mobility grant for a post-doctoral project on the European Parliament's influence on EU external trade policy.
Christopher Lord and John Erik Fossum contribute to PADEMIA's weblectures on parliamentary democracy, which are now available online.
Call for papers for the section 'Systems of Representation', with a total of seven panels at the ECPR General Conference 2015 in Montreal. Please contact the respective panel chairs for details on deadline and procedures.
Jürgen Habermas has published a paper on European democracy in the ARENA Working Paper series.
Call for papers for the panel 'Transnational actors in the multi-level governance of knowledge policies' at the ECPR General Conference 2015 in Montreal. Deadline for paper proposals: 4 February 2015.
ARENA is part of a successful application to the Jean Monnet Programme. The ANTERO Jean Monnet Network aims to strenghten the interaction between research in the field of EU foreign policy and provide innovative, research-led teaching.