Project: Democratic Governance and Differentiation in Europe (SK06-IV-02-010)
Time period: 09/2015-08/2016
Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Jozef Bátora, Ph.D., Department of Political Science
Project Partner: Prof. John-Erik Fossum, ARENA- Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo (Norway)
Grant schema: EEA Scholarship Programme Slovakia
Project Annotation: Processes of European integration have been developing in multiple and varying directions in recent decades. Countries in Europe have been developing various forms of attachment to the institutional arrangements of political and economic governance in the European Union. European integration, in short, is not and for the foreseeable future will not be a unifying and coherent process leading towards one dominant type of political unification process across countries in Europe. Slovakia and Norway are examples of countries with various degrees of integration into the EU’s political order. A comparative approach using the two country contexts as a point of departure and extending the research scope towards other country contexts in Europe and beyond provides a fertile ground for the study of differentiation and democratic governance in today’s Europe. The current project addresses this issue area and seeks to establish lasting cooperation between Comenius University as the leading political science milieu in Slovakia and ARENA at the University of Oslo as a leading European center of research excellence on democratic governance in Europe. The project sets up frameworks for transfer of a successful set of best practices in managing research and teaching excellence on the PhD level in the field of democratic governance.
“This project is co-funded by the EEA Grants and the state budget of the Slovak Republic from the EEA Scholarship Program Slovakia.“
The Centre for Teritorial and International Studies focuses on research and educational activities related to the selected countries (area studies) and political issues. One of the main goals is also development of top experts who would be well prepared for their analytical work. Centre cooperates also with experts and analysts from other institutions in Slovakia and abroad. CTMS activities are divided into three dimensions: i) area studies, ii) transformation experience of CEE, iii) aplication of scientific methods in social experiments and survey analysis.
Director: Pavol Babos, PhD., riaditel [at] teritoria [dot] sk
Executive Manager: Zuzana Lisonova, info [at] teritoria [dot] sk
Intern: Paulina Liskova, staz [at] teritoria [at] sk