- 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)
- Dr. Jan OsičkaLeader WG2 (Perception)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)
Professor Natalia Chaban is a Jean Monnet Chair and Deputy Director of the National Centre for Research on Europe at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. A UC Teaching Award recipient, Natalia teaches and designs a variety of under- and post-graduate courses and supervises MA/PhD students in European and EU Studies. In her regional engagement, she is the President of Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand and co-editor of the peer-reviewed Australian and New Zealand Journal of European Studies (since its inception in 2009).
Natalia focuses her interdisciplinary research on cognitive and semiotic aspects of political and media discourses, and image and perceptions studies within the EU and IR contexts. 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. Since 2002, she has been co-leading a comparative transnational project “EU Global Perceptions.” This project has been supported by the Jean Monnet Programme of the European Commission, the European External Action Service and the Asia Europe Foundation. Natalia widely publishes on the topic of EU external perceptions 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, Mobilities, Comparative European Politics (a full list of her publications is available here)
Recent publications (selection):
Special Issues of Peer-Reviewed Journals
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 M. Holland (eds.) (2018) Shaping the EU’s Global Strategy: Partners and Perceptions, Palgrave McMillan: Basingstoke.
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.
Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:
- Chaban, O. Elgström, M. Knodt (forthcoming 2019) 'Perceptions of EU mediation and mediation effectiveness: Comparing perspectives from Ukraine and the EU', Cooperation and Conflict
- 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 and O’Loughlin, B. (2018) “The EU’s Crisis Diplomacy in Ukraine: The Matrix of Possibilities”, Columbia Journal 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 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):
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) Blog
- 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. Dr. Michèle KnodtChairProf. Dr. Michèle KnodtChair
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).
- Prof. Šarūnas LiekisLeader WG5 (Relations)Prof. Šarūnas LiekisLeader WG5 (Relations)
- Dr. Patrick MüllerCo-Chair and Vice-Leader WG5 (Relations)Dr. Patrick MüllerCo-Chair and Vice-Leader WG5 (Relations)
- Prof. Michael SmithVice-Leader WG5 (Relations)Prof. Michael SmithVice-Leader WG5 (Relations)