'The non-democratic disease may spread', said Adam Bodnar, former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights at the 2021 ARENA-lecture. He underlined that the Polish lesson to Europe is to ensure independent institutions.
'Democracy is at stake for people in Poland, but the non-democratic process could also become an existential threat for the entire EU', says Adam Bodnar, former Polish Ombudsman for Citizen Rights. Bodnar will hold the ARENA lecture on 11 November.
A first-of-its-kind ARENA project compares political attitudes about internal-market governance in the EU and the US.
Through the project DiCE, ARENA has launched the world's first comprehensive online directory on differentiation and differentiated integration - DifferentiGate.
In May 2021, ARENA organised a new PhD course, gathering doctoral students and leading scholars to discuss a differentiated Europe and its implications.
The TiGRE project is organizing a series of research seminars to the scholarly community and the general public.
ARENA's Stine Hesstvedt has successfully defended her PhD thesis The Politics of Expert Advice: A study of governments’ use of policy advisory commissions in Norway, 1972-2018.
Over the coming weeks, Asimina Michailidou will be discussing fake news, fact-checking, disinformation and trust in the media with distinguished journalists, policy advisers and academics. Three episodes are already available.
For four years, EUREX researchers have studied the ‘expertization’ of the political order. The recently finished project shows how more and more academics find their way to the public committees.
ARENA's Helena Seibicke has successfully defended her PhD thesis Between Expertisation and Advocacy? The European Women’s Lobby, Gender Expertise and EU Governance.
– Norway needs ARENA to understand and navigate the European political landscape, says Daniel Naurin, who has been the director of ARENA since 1 October.
Differentiation is key to understanding the internal workings and external relations of the EU. The coming spring semester, ARENA will offer PhD students access to frontier research on all EU relevant aspects of differentiation.
Are you a student looking for relevant experience? We are seeking someone to assist on an exciting Horizon 2020 project for two weeks in November.
GLOBUS researchers have spent the last four years critically analysing the EU’s impact on global justice.
The project GLOBUS – Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice – has ended after four years of critical analysis of the EU’s global role. The final review of GLOBUS describes the project as “academically top-notch” and commends it for providing “a true value added for the research on the EU as a global player”.
Bringing together 20 partners across sectors and disciplines, the PhD network PLATO equips 15 researchers with innovative training at doctoral level. We asked our project partners about the benefits of collaborating with other sectors during a doctorate.
The dissemination event The euro: no legitimacy without solidarity? took place on 25 September 2020 and presented some of the findings from PLATO and their implications to a broad online audience.
Helene Sjursen participated in a NORTIA roundtable on Covid-19, the EU and geopolitics.
'The EU has done exactly as expected: very little', says ARENA researcher Jarle Trondal, and explains why the EU has not reacted more quickly to Covid-19, and how European cooperation is nevertheless likely to become stronger as a result of this crisis.
Researchers from the ARENA-coordinated project GLOBUS will present key findings on the EU and global justice at a policy dialogue in the European Parliament on 3 March 2020.
John Erik Fossum gave a speech at the annual seminar of the European Parliament Former Members Association in the European Parliament in Brussels on 11 December 2019.
After the euro crisis in 2009, the common currency was heavily criticised by many politicians. But how do European citizens perceive the euro? Joris Melman studies this question in his PhD project.
Little is known about how governments put together and put to use policy advisory commissions. In her dissertation, Stine Hesstvedt seeks to find out if and how politics play a role in the Norwegian policy advisory commission system.
Decision-makers are often trusting of scientific and technical expertise. But could expertise replace democratic control?
The United Kingdom will become the EU's first ex-member state. Can the relationship between the non-member Norway and the EU be used as a model for the UK after Brexit?