Dansk Selskab for Europaforskning (DSE) - ECSA-DK
Dansk Selskab for Europaforskning is the Danish member (ECSA-DK) of the large international network for European research, the European Community Studies Association (ECSA). ECSA-DK was founded in 1976 with a view to promote and support discussions on European developments. ECSA-DK works for the promotion of research and education within all aspects of European cooperation and to promote cooperation among ECSA-DK members and other associations with similar objectives.
DIIS is a representative on the ECSA-DK board. ECSA-DK supports a PhD network that was set up in January 2006. At present the network consists of PhD candidates from DIIS and from the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen and Odense. The objective is to set up a professional forum among PhD scholars working on dissertations within European Union studies and European integration.
Further information: Catharina Sørensen.
DIIS is the Danish member of TEPSA, an independent association founded in 1974 by European research institutions. It is the objective of TEPSA to deliver high-quality international EU research that can stimulate the debate on the EU's common policy areas and political choices. TEPSA is a driving force in a number of common research programmes, e.g. EU-Consent. Biannually, TEPSA hosts a 'pre-presidency conference' in the country that is to assume EU presidency next.
Further information: Ian Manners.
EU-Consent (Constructing Europe Network)EU-Consent is a European ‘Network of Excellence’ for research, education and communication with the participation of more than 50 universities and research institutions from 25 European countries. EU-CONSENT is financed out of EU research funds (6th framework programme) running from 2005 to 2008.
The title for the work in the network is 'Wider Europe, deeper integration?' The main theme is thus the coherence between EU enlargement and deeper integration. How do new member countries influence, e.g., cooperation on common policies and in EU institutions? The objective is to present scenarios for the future of the EU.
The EU-Consent has five main focus areas, divided into smaller tematic groups:
Further initiatives of EU-Consent include:
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and comprises some 25 medlemmer from 21 European countries. The objective of EPIN is to contribute to debates on the EU's future through up-to-date expert analyses and accessible insight into EU debates in the various member countries.
DIIS participates in seminars, the preparation of common working papers, etc. and has also been the organizer of various public EPIN events.
Further: Catharina Sørensen.
Think Global – Act European (TGAE)
Establishing a stable European Council Presidency requires a close coordination of the three successive presidencies of the Council of Ministers, the so-called “Trio”, whose role in setting up a common 18-month programme is crucial.
The future Trio of the French, Czech and Swedish Presidencies will be active at a key moment of the EU agenda, from July 2008 to December 2009, with the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon, the budget review, the European election campaign and the renewal of the European Commission in 2009, the preparations for a new Lisbon Strategy for 2010 and negotiations of a post-Kyoto treaty.
In this context, Notre Europe and the Fondation pour l’innovation politique (Fondapol) have launched a group of European think tanks, with the aim of making recommendations to the Trio.
The “Think Global – Act European” project brings together 13 think tanks.It is directed by Elvire Fabry, Director Europe-International, Fondation pour l'innovation politique () and Gaëtane Ricard-Nihoul, Secretary General, Notre Europe ().
DIIS is the Danish partner to TGAE and the research unit EU´s internal dynamics contributes with recommendations to the European Council Presidencies.
Please see latest articles by Ian Manners and Catharina Sørensen published in the first TGAE report:
- Realising the normative power of the EU
- The multiple faces of euroscepticism
Further information: Ian Manners