Members of the ENTER Core Group
- Prof. Dr. Michèle KnodtChair and Vice-Leader WG2 (Perception and Communication)Prof. Dr. Michèle KnodtChair and Vice-Leader WG2 (Perception and Communication)
Professor Michèle Knodt is a Jean Monnet Chair, ad personam, Director of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence ‚EU in Global Dialogue‘ (CEDI), Chair of the COST Network EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities”, Co-Speaker of the TU Energy Centre and Deputy Coordinator of the Loewe Research Center “emergenCITY”. She holds a chair of Comparative Politics and European Integration at TU Darmstadt. Triple recipient of the TU Athene Teaching Award. President of European Studies Association Germany (AEI). Editor in chief of the German Political Science Quarterly.
Michèle focuses her research on EU multi-level governance, EU foreign policy, climate- and energy policy, participation, critical infrastructures, interest intermediation and EU external perceptions. She has been (co-)leading the following projects DFG-project „Governance in the expanded EU multilevel system DFG-Focus-program „Governance in the EU“. 2011-2015 Project “Challenges of European External Energy Governance with Emerging Powers“ (VolkswagenStiftung, Compagnia di San Paolo und Riksbankens Jubileumsfond), 2012-2015 Project “External Images of the EU: Images of the EU as Normative Energy Player“ (EU Commission), 2012-2015 DFG research group-project „Local knowledge formation within the EU multi-level context” part of the DFG research unit on local energy- and climate policy, DFG-Project „Local governance within the EU Multi-Level Context in climate change. A comparative Analyses in German cities“, 2011-2016 Project “EU democracy promotion within the South Caucasus and Central Asia (VolkswagenStiftung), 2011-2015 Project „Ethnic and socio-economic conflicts in Latin America (Deutsche Stiftung Friedensforschung), 2015 Jean Monnet Center of Excellence “EU in Global Dialogue” (CEDI), EU Commission, Erasmus+), Kopernikus I (ENavi) Project ‘Systemintegration’ (2016-2016, BMBF), DFG graduate school critical infrastructures (2016-2021), Kopernikus II (Ariadne) Project ‘Systemintegration’ (2020-2023). Guestprofessor: Pondicherry Indien (2010), Wien (2007), Lille (2003), Beijing (2000/2001), Boston (1998).
Michèle widely publishes on EU topics including articles in high impact journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, European Foreign Affairs Review, Cooperation and Conflict, Foreign Policy Analysis, Energy Policy, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, Energy Research & Social Science, Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, European Policy Analysis (a full list of her publications is available here).
- Dr. Patrick MüllerCo-Chair and Vice-Leader WG4 (Relations)Dr. Patrick MüllerCo-Chair and Vice-Leader WG4 (Relations)
- Dr. Sigita UrdzeCOST ENTER Network Manager
Dr Sigita Urdze is the COST ENTER Network manager and a research associate at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. Sigita also works as the manager of Arbeitskreis Europäische Integration e.V. She holds a diploma in sociology from the University of Duisburg and an MA in European Studies from the RWTH Aachen. She earned her PhD at the Technical University of Darmstadt on EU’s democracy promotion in Central Asia. Her research focuses on EU’s external relations, political participation and energy policy.
- Assistant Prof. Dr. Feride Asli Ergul JorgensenLeader WG1 (New Realities)Assistant Prof. Dr. Feride Asli Ergul JorgensenLeader WG1 (New Realities)
Assistant Prof. Dr. F. Asli Ergul Jorgensen is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Relations at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. She obtained her MSc and PhD from the Department of International Relations at Middle East Technical University. Currently, she is a visiting researcher in the Department of International Relations at Aarhus University in Denmark. She was a visiting researcher at the Centre for Advanced International Theories at the University of Sussex and at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals in 2012.
Her research area includes Euroscepticism, Turkish identity, nationalism theories, English School Theory and the Middle East.
- Prof Knud Erik JørgensenVice-Leader WG1 (New Realities)Prof Knud Erik JørgensenVice-Leader WG1 (New Realities)
Appointments and visiting fellowships
2014-17 Visiting professor at Yasar University, Izmir
2012 Visiting professor at Sussex University (August-November) 2011, 12 Visiting professor at IBEI, Barcelona (November-December)
2007- Professor at the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University
2006 Visiting professor at the Institute of European Studies, the Free University, Brussels (September-December)
2000 Visiting professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Research, European University Institute, Florence (September-December)
1996 Visiting Fellow at Toronto University
1993-94 Jean Monnet Fellow, EUI
1989 Visiting fellow at Chatham House, London
International Relations, European foreign policy, Introduction to Political Science,
Key Positions in Professional Associations/international advisory boards
2013-17 Member of the Governing Board of the European International Studies Association; President of the association 2013-2015
2012- Member of international advisory board, IBEI, Barcelona
2010-16 Chair of the Standing Group on International Relations
2010- Co-editor of Palgrave’s ‘the EU in International Affairs’ book series
2010- Member of international advisory board, Swiss Political Science Review
2009-15 Associate editor of the Journal on European Integration
2009- Member of the advisory board, Istanbul Bilgi University’s European programme
2008- Co-editor of Palgrave Studies in International Relations (also initiating the series)
2008 Programme Chair of the World International Studies Committee’s 2nd Conference
2006- Member of the advisory board, Routledge book series: Europe in the World
2004-08 Member of the advisory board of the Swedish National Defence College (security research programme)
2002-10 Board of the Danish European Community Studies Association; chair 2005-2006
2001- Member of the steering committee of the SGIR & the ECPR Executive Commettee
2012-13. 1995-07 Steering Committee of Standing Group on the European Union; 2000-2007 chair of the
Membership of professional associations
European International Studies Association; International Studies Association, UACES
During the last 25 years almost always involved in externally funded research projects, during the last five years mainly as coordinator or directing the projects. Specifics: The European Community in World Politics (1991-1993), European Governance (1996-1998); Globalization and European Integration (1999-2002); Cultural Encounters and Communities (2000-2003); coordinator of The EU as an International Actor (2004-2006); coordinator at the IFSK of Global Governance, Regionalisation and Regulation: The Role of the EU (Garnet - an EU Framework Six Programme- funded Network of Excellence, 2005-2009). Coordinator of European ESF research project on the EUs Performance in International Institutions (2010-2014); partner in Wolkswagen Foundation funded research project on EU External Energy Governance (2011-2014); partner in COST network (2019- 2022). PI of EURDIPLO, a research project on the EEAS (2019-2022).
National and international recognition
Peer referee reports have been prepared for the European Journal of International Relations, European Security, Journal of European Integration, International Political Science Review, Millennium, Journal of Common Market Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, European Integration online Papers, Review of International Studies; Statsvetenskablig Tidsskrift, Hague Journal on Diplomacy; Cambridge Review of International Studies, Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of International Relations and Development. Reviews of manuscripts/book proposals have been commissioned by Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Manchester University Press, University of Minnesota Press, Routledge, Palgrave, Sage, CQ Press, Kluwer Law International, Ashgate.
Administrative, Organizational and Other Services
Member of professor assessment committees in the United States, UK, Norway, Sweden, Cyprus, Spain and Denmark; Evaluator under the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme; Independent Observer; evaluator for ESF and ERC; co-submitter of six EUFP7/H2020 applications; Evaluator for the Austrian Ministry of Research; the Flemish Ministry of Research; The Dutch Ministry of Research; PhD programmes in Estonia.
List of selected publications
Books, Chapters and Special Issues of Journals
- Jørgensen KE and Laatikainen K. (2019) The Political Impact of the EU’s Interaction with International Institutions: From an Inside-Out to and Outside-In Perspective, in Ramses A. Wessel and Jed Odermatt (eds). Handbook on the European Union’s Engagement With International Organizations, Chelterham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Jørgensen, K. E., Alejandro, A., Reichwein, A., Rösch, F., & Turton, H. (2017) Reappraising European IR Theoretical Traditions. Palgrave.
International Relations Theory: A New Introduction (Basingstoke, Palgrave 2010). 2nd edition 2017 Founding editor of Global Affairs (Taylor & Francis) first issue January 2015.
- Oxford Bibliographies Online; member of editorial board, responsible editor of all contributions on international relations theory; 2010-2015.
‘Theorizing Foreign Policy in a Globalized World’ (2014), co-edited with Gunther Hellmann.
- Sage Handbook on European Foreign Policy (London, Sage, 2014, 1200 pp.) co-edited with Edith Drieskens, Åsne Aarstad, Ben Tonra, Katie Laatikainen. Contributor of four of 71 chapters.
- ‘Analyzing the Performance of the European Union’, in Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions: Performance, policy, power. ed. / Knud Erik Jørgensen; Katie Verlin Laatikainen. London: Taylor & Francis, 2013. p. 55-69.
- (co-edited with Oriol Costa) The Influence of International Institutions on the EU: When Multilateralism hits Brussels (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012; co-editor, co-author of introductory framework chapter and conclusion chapter.
- (co-edited with Sebastian Oberthür and Jamal Shahin) ‘EU Performance in International Institutions’, Journal of European Integration (special issue 2011). In addition to co-editing the special issue, I contribute one article as co-author of introductory framework article.
- (co-edited with Mark Pollack and Ben Rosamond) Handbook of European Union Politics (London: Sage 2007). In addition to co-editing the book, I contributed one chapter.
- (co-edited with Tonny Brems Knudsen), International Relations in Europe: Traditions, schools, destinations (London: Routledge 2006). In addition to co-editing the book, I contribute one co- authored chapter.
- (co-edited with Thomas Christiansen and Antje Wiener), 'The Social Construction of Europe', Journal of European Public Policy (Special Issue 1999). co-author of introductory framework article.
- Ed. European Approaches to Crisis Management (The Hague, London and Boston: Kluwer 1997).
- Inter Alia. On global orders, practices and theory, International Studies Review, 2017
- After Hegemony in International Relations, or, the Persistent Myth of American Disciplinary Hegemony, European Review of International Studies 2014.
- ‘Four Dialogues and the Funeral of a Beautiful Relationship: European Studies and New Regionalism’, Cooperation and Conflict, 47(1): 3-27 (2012, co-authored with Morten Valbjørn).
- ‘The European Union in Multilateral Diplomacy’, the Hague Journal of Diplomacy 2009.
- Towards a Six Continents Social Science: International Relations’, Journal of International Relations and Development, 6(4): 330-343 (2004).
- (co-authored with Thomas Christiansen and Gerda Falkner) ‘Theorising EU Treaty Reform: beyond diplomacy and bargaining’, Journal of European Public Policy, vol. 9, issue 1, pp. 12-32 (2002).
- ‘Continental IR Theory: The Best Kept Secret’, European Journal of International Relations, vol. 6, nr. 1, pp. 9-42 (2000).
- Dr. Jan OsičkaLeader WG2 (Perception and Communication)Jan is a lecturer within the Energy Security Studies Program at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. His academic background is at the intersection of International Relations and International Political Economy. His research expertise is dedicated to energy transitions, energy trade and cross-border effects of unilateral energy policy reforms. He is currently involved in a research project on opposition to and acceptance of further coal mining in the Czech Republic.Recent publications:Osička, J., Lehotský, L., Zapletalová, V., Černoch, F., & Dančák, B. (2018). Natural gas market integration in the Visegrad 4 region: An example to follow or to avoid? Energy Policy 112.Ocelík, P., Osička, J., Zapletalová, V., Černoch, F., & Dančák, B. (2017). Local opposition and acceptance of a deep geological repository of radioactive waste in the Czech Republic: A frame analysis. Energy Policy 105.Osička, J., & Černoch, F. (2017). Anatomy of a black sheep: The roots of the Czech Republic’s pro-nuclear energy policy. Energy Research & Social Science 27.
- Prof. Natalia ChabanVice-Leader WG2 (Perception and Communication)
Professor Natalia Chaban is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of Media and Communication at University of Canterbury, NZ. She is the President of Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, co-editor of the peer-reviewed Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (since its inception in 2009) and Vice-Leader of the Work Group 2 “Perceptions and Communication” in the COST Action ENTER. She has been awarded a Senior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies (ISA) at the University of Bologna, Italy, and positions of Adjunct Professor at Cherkasy National University, Ukraine, and Visiting Professor at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU), Lithuania. Natalia is a member of the Editorial Boards of the peer-reviewed journals European Foreign Affairs Review; Media, War, Conflict; and Cognition, Communication, Discourse.
Natalia focuses her interdisciplinary research on cognitive and semiotic aspects of political and media discourses, image and perceptions studies within the EU and IR contexts, and public diplomacy and political communication. A UC Teaching Award recipient, Natalia teaches and designs a variety of under- and post-graduate courses and supervises MA/PhD students in political communication and public diplomacy. She is a leader of multiple transnational research projects on images and perceptions in IR supported by the European Commission and NATO.
Among the latest externally funded projects are:
- Jean Monnet Project, PI, Youth Opinion and Opportunities for EU Public Diplomacy: Youth Narratives and Perceptions of the EU and EU-Ukraine Relations in Ukraine and the three Baltic
- Jean Monnet Chair, PI, EU Foreign Policy from the ‘Outside In’ Perspective: EU external reception, perceptions and communication
- Jean Monnet Network, AI, EU Foreign Policy from the ‘Outside In’ Perspective: EU external reception, perceptions and communication
- BIE/Marsden/HRC Support Fund, PI Contested narratives of climate change: Algorithmic flows and human interactions on YouTube
- Jean Monnet Network, PI, Crisis, conflict and critical diplomacy: EU perceptions in Ukraine and Israel/Palestine (C3EU)
- EEAS/FPI.4. Co-PI, Analysis of EU Perception of the EU and EU’s Policy of the EU
- NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme and NATO Public Diplomacy Division, Co-Director, NATO Global Perceptions – Views from Asia Pacific
Natalia’s contribution to the field of EU external perceptions has been internationally recognized by scholars and stakeholders, and research design and methods have been replicated around the world. Natalia widely publishes including articles in high impact journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, Cooperation and Conflict, Foreign Policy Analysis, Mobilities, Comparative European Politics. Most recently, she co-edited Special Issue of European Security “Understanding the scope and limits of EU diplomacy - Connecting strategic narrative to EU external perceptions research” (with A. Miskimmon and B. O’Loughlin, 2019) and Changing perceptions of the EU at times of Brexit: Global Perspectives (with A. Niemann and J. Spreyer, Routledge, forthcoming July 2020) (a full list of her publications is available at https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/arts/contact-us/people/natalia-chaban.html.
Recent publications (selection):
Special Issues of Peer-Reviewed Journals (since 2017)
- Chaban, N., A. Miskimmon, B. O’Loughlin (eds) (2019) “Understanding the scope and limits of EU diplomacy - Connecting strategic narrative to EU external perceptions research”, Special Issue European Security 28(3),
- Chaban and M. Knodt (eds.) (2020) “New Opportunities for the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership”. Special Issue Australian and NZ Journal of European Studies 11(3)
- Chaban, N. and S. Zhabotynska (eds.) (2018) “Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: Communicating the EU in Ukraine”, Special Issue Cognition, Communication, Discourse, 17.
- Chaban, N., M. Knodt, and J. Headley (eds.) (2018) Special Issue “The EU and its Eastern Neighbours: Perceptions and Strategic Dialogue in the Region”, European Foreign Affairs Review, 23(1/1).
- Chaban, N., P. Bacon, J. Burton, V. Vernygora (eds.) (2018) Special Issue “NATO Global Perceptions – Views from the Asia-Pacific Region”, Asian Security 14(1)
- Chaban, N. and S. Zhabotynska (eds.) (2018) Special Issue “Ukraine-EU Relations: Verbal Narratives, Images, and Perceptions”, Cognition, Communication, Discourse, 17.
- Chaban, N., M. Knodt, and A. Verdun (eds.) (2017) Special Issue “External Images of the EU – Energy Power Across the Globe”, Comparative European Politics, 15(1).
- Chaban, N. and O. Elgström The Ukraine Crisis and EU Foreign Policy: Roles, Images and Perceptions’, Edward Elgar (forthcoming 2020)
- Chaban, N., A. Niemann, J. Speyer (eds.), (2020) Changing perceptions of the EU at times of Brexit: Global Perspectives, Abington and NY: Routledge.
- Chaban, N. and M. Holland (eds.) (2018) Shaping the EU’s Global Strategy: Partners and Perceptions, Palgrave-McMillan
- Knodt, M., Chaban, N., Nielsen, L. (2017) Bilateral Energy Relations between the EU and Emerging Powers: Mutual Perception of the EU and Brazil, China, India and South Africa, Nomos, Baden-Baden
- Björkdahl, A., N. Chaban, J. Leslie and A. Masselot (eds.) (2015) Importing EU norms? Conceptual framework and Empirical findings, Springer, New York, Heidelberg
- Chaban, N. and M. Holland (eds.) (2014) Communicating Europe in the Times of Crisis: External Perceptions of the European Union, Palgrave-McMillan:
Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals (since 2017)
- Chaban, N. ‘Perceptions, expectations, motivations: Evolution of Canadian views on the EU’. Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies 11(3), 45-62.
- Knodt, M. and N. Chaban, ‘New Opportunities for the EU-Canada Strategic Partnership’ Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies 11(3), 3-17.
- Chaban N., Miskimmon A. and O'Loughlin B. (2019) “Strategic Narratives and Perceptions of the EU in Ukraine, Israel and Palestine”. European Security 28(3), 235-250
- Chaban N., M. Knodt, S. Liekis, I. NG (2019) “Narrators’ Perspectives: Communicating the EU in Ukraine, Israel and Palestine in Times of Conflict”.European Security 28(3), 304-322
- Chaban, O. Elgström, M. Knodt (2019) 'Perceptions of EU mediation and mediation effectiveness: Comparing perspectives from Ukraine and the EU', Cooperation and Conflict, 54 (4): 506-523
- Coupe, T. and Chaban, N. (2019) Creating Europe through Culture? The impact of the European Song Contest on European identity” Empirica, first online https://rdcu.be/bP16b
- Vernygora, V., Chaban, N., Holland, M., T. Kerikmäe (eds.) (2019) “The Asian Experience for Europe: New Perspectives”. Baltic Journal of European Studies 9(2). 3-5
- Chaban and B. O’Loughlin (2018) The EU’s Crisis Diplomacy in Ukraine: The Matrix of Possibilities, Journal of International Affairs, 71 (1.5)
- Chaban, M. Knodt, J. Headley (2018) “The EU and its Eastern Neighbours: Perceptions and Strategic Dialogue in the Region”, European Foreign Affairs Review, 23(1/1), 1-22.
- Chaban and O. Elgström (2018) “On a Journey with Uncertain Destination. Metaphors and Images of the European Union in Russian and Ukrainian Media after Brexit Vote”, European Foreign Affairs Review, 23(1/1), 159-176.
- Chaban and A. Chaban (2018) “Communicating Europe beyond its borders: Imagining the EU in Ukraine post-Maidan”, European Foreign Affairs Review, 23(1/1), 119-138.
- Elgström, N. Chaban, M. Knodt, P. Müller, S. Pardo (2018) “Perceptions of the EU’s role in the Ukraine-Russian and the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts: A biased mediator?”, International Negotiation, 23(2), 299–318.
- Chaban, P. Bacon, J. Burton, V. Vernygora (2018) “NATO Global Perceptions – Views from the Asia-Pacific Region”, Asian Security, 14(1), 1-7.
- Chaban, S. Beltyukova, C. Fox (2018) “Communicating NATO in the Asia-Pacific Press: Comparative Analysis of Patterns of NATO’s Visibility, Capability, Evaluation, and Local Resonance”, Asian Security, 14(1), 66-81.
- Chaban, N. and O’Loughlin, B. (2018) “The EU’s Crisis Diplomacy in Ukraine: The Matrix of Possibilities”, ColumbiaJournal of International Affairs, 71 (1.5).
- Chaban and Pardo, S. (2018) “Understanding EU External Perceptions: Theorising Local ‘Cultural Filters’ in the Normative Power Approach (case-study of textbooks)” Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies, 10(1), 64-78.
- Chaban and S. Zhabotynska (2018) “Political Images and Perceptions at the Interdisciplinary Crossroads”, Cognition, Communication, Discourse, 17, 13-23
- Chaban and O. Elgström (2018) “Constructing Bridges and Fostering Growth: Interdisciplinary Insights into European Union Role Conceptions and Prescriptions”,Cognition, Communication, Discourse, 17, 24-36
- Chaban, A. Miskimmon, B. O’Loughlin (2017), “The EU’s Peace and Security Narrative: Views from EU Strategic Partners in Asia”,Journal of Common Market Studies,55(6): 1273.–1289.
- Chaban and S. Kelly (2017) “Tracing the evolution of EU images using a case-study of Australia and New Zealand", Journal of Common Market Studies, 55(4): 691–708.
- Chaban, O. Elgström and O. Gulyaeva (2017) “Russian Images of the European Union: Before and after Maidan”, Foreign Policy Analysis, 13(2): 480-99.
- Chaban, M. Knodt, and A. Verdun (2017) “Perceptions of the EU as a Global Normative Energy Actor in the Eyes of BRICS and EU ‘Big 3’”, Comparative European Politics, 15(1): 1-22.
- Bain J. and N. Chaban (2017) “Emerging EU Strategic Narrative?: Twitter Dialogues on the EU’s Sustainable Energy Week”, Comparative European Politics, 15(1): 135-155.
Chapters in Edited Volumes (peer-reviewed) (since 2017):
- Chaban, N. and O. Elgström (2020), “Theorizing External Perceptions of the EU”, in S. Gstöhl and Schunz (eds.), Studying the EU's external action: concepts, approaches, theories, Palgrave, forthcoming
- Chaban, N. and J. Bain (2020) “Sustainable Europe: Narrative potential in the EU’s political communication” in Michèle Knodt and Jörg Kemmerzell (eds.) Handbook of Energy Governance in Europe, Springer, forthcoming
- Speyer, J., N. Chaban, A. Niemann, (2020) “The EU as an international actor after Brexit”, in Chaban, N., A. Niemann, J. Speyer (eds.) Changing perceptions of the EU at times of Brexit: Global Perspectives, Abington and NY: Routledge, 1-24.
- Chaban, N., A. Niemann, J. Spreyer (2020) “External Perceptions of the EU at Times of Uncertainty Post-Brexit Referendum: Conclusions” in Chaban, N., A. Niemann, J. Speyer (eds.) Changing perceptions of the EU at times of Brexit: Global Perspectives, Abington and NY: Routledge, 281-296
- Chaban, N. and M. Knodt (2020) “Perceptions of the EU in Ukraine after “Brexit” referendum: Images of capabilities and opportunities” in Chaban, N., A. Niemann, J. Speyer (eds.) Changing perceptions of the EU at times of Brexit: Global Perspectives, Abington and NY: Routledge, 78-95
- Chaban, N. and I. Sabatovych (2020) “The past and the future of Ukraine’s Europeanisation: Tracing images of the EU as a normative actor and influence in Ukraine post-Maidan”, in A. Achilli (ed.) Cossacks in Jamaica, Ukraine at the Antipodes: Essays in Honor of Marko Pavlyshyn. Academic Studies Press. Forthcoming
- Kelly, S. F. Doser and N. Chaban (2020) “Shifting frames: images of Brexit in NZ and possible consequences” in K. Haba and M. Holland (eds.) Brexit and After, Springer, forthcoming
- Chaban, N., S. Kelly and A-M. Brady (2019) “Small States in a New Era of Public Diplomacy: New Zealand and Digital Diplomacy” in A.-M. Brady (ed.) Small States and the Changing Global Order. Springer, Cham: 75-89.
- Chaban, S. Kelly and A. Rayroux, “Communicating the EU Externally: Media Framing of the EU’s Irregular Migration Crisis (case-studies of New Zealand and Canada)” (2018), in R. Bengtsson and M. Sundström (eds.) In The EU and the emerging global order (Essays in honour of Ole Elgström). Lund University: Lund, 197-222.
- Chaban, N. and M. Holland (2018) “Introduction: Partners and Perceptions” , in Chaban, N. and M. Holland (eds.), Shaping the EU’s Global Strategy: Partners and Perceptions, Palgrave, 1-25.
- Chaban, N., O. Gulyaeva, Lai, S.-Y. (2018) “Images and Perceptions as Resource in Public Diplomacy: EU images in China”, I. Sieckmann and O. Triebel (eds.)A New Responsible Power China? China's Public Diplomacy for Global Public Goods Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. (ifa) (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations and the European Cultural Foundation (ECF)
- O’Loughlin, N. Chaban, A. Miskimmon (2017) The EU tells a good story about itself, but its Asian partners may not be hearing it, European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blo
- Dr. Oriol CostaLeader WG3 (Contestation)Dr. Oriol CostaLeader WG3 (Contestation)
Oriol Costa is an Associate professor of International Relations at the UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and a senior research associate at IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals). He is also a member of the Observatory of Euroean Foreign Policy, a stable, IBEI-based research group devoted to the understanding of EU foreign policy. At the UAB he co-ordinates the BA degree in International Relations.
Selected publications (10)
Costa, O. (2019), “The politicization of EU external relations”, Journal of European public policy, 26(5), 790-802.
Costa, O. and Müller, P. (2018), “Une Liaison Transnationale. Exploring the Role of NGOs in EU Foreign Policy-making on the ICC”, Comparative European Politics, DOI: 10.1057/s41295-018-0121-6.
Costa, O. (2017), “Assessing influence between International Organizations”, R. Biermann and J.A. Koops (eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Inter-organizational Relations in World Politics. Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 389-405.
Barbé, E; Costa, O and Kissack, R. (2016), The EU policy responses to a shifting multilateral system. Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
Costa, O. (2013), “A force for and because of multilateralism. When is the EU a multilateralist actor in world society?”, Journal of European Public Policy , 20(8), 1213-28.
Costa, O. (2012), “When multilateralism hits Brussels. Preliminary results on the influence of international institutions on the EU”, K.E. Jørgensen and K.V. Laatikainen (eds), Routledge Handbook on the European Union and International Institutions. Performance, Policy, Power, London: Routledge, 416-428.
Costa, O and Jørgensen, K.E. (2012), The Influence of International Institutions on the EU. When Multilateralism Hits Brussels, Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Costa, O. (2010), “Convergence on the fringe: The environmental dimension of Euro-Mediterranean co-operation”, Mediterranean Politics, 15(2), 149-168.
Barbé, E.; Costa, O.; Herranz-Surrallés, A.; Natorski, M. (2009), “Which rules shape the EU's external governance? Patterns of rule selection in foreign and security policies”, Journal of European Public Policy, 16(6), 834-882.
Costa, O. (2009), “The Unexpected EU Leadership on Landmines. The influence of the Ottawa Convention on the EU”, European Security, 18(3), 245-261.
- Dr. Katja BiedenkopfVice-Leader WG3 (Contestation)Dr. Katja BiedenkopfVice-Leader WG3 (Contestation)
- Prof. Šarūnas LiekisLeader WG4 (Relations)Prof. Šarūnas LiekisLeader WG4 (Relations)
- Prof. Michael SmithVice-Leader WG4 (Relations)Prof. Michael SmithVice-Leader WG4 (Relations)
- Charlott GebauerScience Communication ManagerCharlott GebauerScience Communication Manager
Charlott Gebauer is a PhD Candidate in ‘Interdisciplinary International Studies’, a programme jointly organized by the Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna in Austria. She studied Sociology with Social Psychology at the University of York, followed by a postgraduate degree in EU Politics at the London School of Economics. Her PhD work focuses on the diverse transposition outcomes of the Common European Asylum System, resulting from EU Member States discretion in implementation at the national level.
- Prof. Dr. Richard WhitmanScientific Publication CoordinatorProf. Dr. Richard WhitmanScientific Publication Coordinator
Professor Richard G. Whitman is Director of the Global Europe Centre and Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. He is also an Associate Fellow and former Head of the Europe Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).
His current research interests include Brexit and especially the future foreign and security and defence policies of the UK and the EU.
He is the author and editor of eleven books, published over sixty articles and book chapters, on European integration and UK foreign and security policy. He is a lead editor of the Journal of Common Market Studies (JCMS) – the longest established international academic journal covering the politics and economics of European integration. He was elected as an Academician of the UK Academy of Social Sciences in 2007 and was the 2017-2018 elected Chair of the British International Studies Association (BISA). He has also been appointed as an Academic Fellow of the European Policy Centre (EPC).
Professor Whitman is a regular international media commentator. Recent coverage has included BBC radio and television, Sky, ITV, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC and he has been quoted by print publications including The Economist, The Financial Times, Newsweek, Reuters, the International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal. He has regularly been called to give evidence to the UK Parliament on UK and EU foreign and security issues.
- Hila ZahaviShort-Term Scientific Mission CoordinatorHila ZahaviShort-Term Scientific Mission Coordinator
Dr. Hila Zahavi (Ph.D., Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) is the Director of the Simone Veil Research Centre for Contemporary European Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Recently Dr. Zahavi co-edited a Special Issue of the European Journal of Higher Education titled “Twenty Years of the Bologna Process – Reflecting on its Global Strategy from the Perspective of Motivations and External Responses” (2019). A new book, which she co-edited, on the "Jewish Contribution to European Integration" was published in December 2019.
- Anke Stefanie SchwarzkopfEarly Career Investigator Network (ECIN) CoordinatorAnke Stefanie SchwarzkopfEarly Career Investigator Network (ECIN) Coordinator
Anke is a doctoral research fellow at ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. Her research interest lies within European foreign policy, international organizations, and multilateral cooperation. Her research project is on the EU's role and contribution in multilateral negotiations at the United Nations General Assembly.
- Elodie TheveninEarly Career Investigator Network (ECIN) CoordinatorElodie TheveninEarly Career Investigator Network (ECIN) Coordinator
Elodie Thevenin is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Institute of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She also works as research assistant on the EU Horizon 2020 project “EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy (EU3D)”. Her academic interests encompass subjects related to migration, parliamentary discourse and identity construction. Her doctoral research focuses on the discussion on migration in relation to the development of European integration in national parliaments.