Helena Seibicke

Doctoral Research Fellow
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Postal address ARENA - Centre for European Studies P. O. Box 1143 Blindern 0318 Oslo

Academic Interests

Helena Seibicke's academic interests include lobbying and advocacy in the EU, political communication, EU civil society and gender expertise, EU public policy, and qualitative/ mixed method content analysis.


Seibicke holds a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors) in European Studies from the University of Manchester and a Masters of Arts in Political Communication and Strategy from the University of Kent. She has also worked in the European Parliament, an interest organisation and a public affairs agency.

Additional positions held

Teaching scholar, University College Dublin

MA Course representative, Brussels Schools of International Studies.


Seibicke's thesis is about the the European Women’s Lobby and gender expertise. 

Tags: Civil society, gender policy, European Union, Communication, Methods


  • Seibicke, Helena (2019). Europeisering av nordisk kvinnebevegelse?, I: Cathrine Holst; Hege Skjeie & Mari Teigen (red.),  Europeisering av nordisk likestillingspolitikk.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-05-42704-4.  Kapittel 3 Europeisering av nordisk kvinnebevegelse?.  s 57 - 73
  • Seibicke, Helena (2019). Gender Expertise in Public Policymaking: The European Women’s Lobby and the EU Maternity Leave Directive.. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society.  ISSN 1072-4745.  0(0), s 1- 24 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/sp/jxz007 Show summary
  • Seibicke, Helena & Holst, Cathrine (2018). Unpacking Gender Expertise: The Case of the European Women’s Lobby, In Cathrine Holst; Marta Warat & Magdalena Góra (ed.),  Expertisation and Democracy in Europe.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1138288232.  7.
  • Seibicke, Helena (2017). Campaigning for Gender Equality Through Social Media: The European Women’s Lobby, In Asimina Michailidou & Mauro Barisione (ed.),  Social Media and European Politics Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9781137598899.  Chapter 6.  s 123 - 142

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  • Seibicke, Helena (2019). The EU is (FOR) YOU / The role of civil society in communicating the advantages of being UNITED IN EUROPE.
  • Holst, Cathrine & Seibicke, Helena (2015). Gender expertise in the EU: the case of the European Women's Lobby.
  • Seibicke, Helena & Holst, Catherine (2015). Gender Expertise in the EU: The Case of the European Women’s Lobby.
  • Seibicke, Helena (2014). Book review of "Lobbying in the European Union" by H.Kluver. Journal of Common Market Studies.  ISSN 0021-9886.  52(4), s 964- 965
  • Seibicke, Helena (2014). "Understanding lobbying as a deliberative process".
  • Seibicke, Helena (2014). "Understanding lobbying as a deliberative process: Contrasting theoretical approaches to interest group advocacy in the EU".
  • Seibicke, Helena & Holst, Cathrine (2014). Experts on gender: On the role of expertise in EU gender politics.

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Published Oct. 10, 2011 4:44 PM - Last modified Feb. 27, 2020 8:39 AM