Courses


RESEARCHING EUROPE III. Ph.D. Training Course in the framework of "Debating Europe", 2024

 

This international workshop assembles doctoral candidates researching on Europe and the EU from six different EU countries and seven different European Universities. The doctoral students are invited to present their research projects and discuss methods, theory and topics among peers and teachers in an open and cooperative debate. Besides the workshop offers to discuss the scientific, operational and practical framework of writing a doctorate in an experimental manner among the peers and teachers.

 

Organisation:

 

Direction:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

 

 

 

In cooperation with:

  • Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences)
  • Niilo Kauppi (Helsinki University)
  • Ruzha Smilova (Sofia University)
  • Kim Ziliacus (Helsinki University
  • Willy Beauvallet (Université Lyon)
  • Cecile Robert (Science Po, Lyon)
  • Ana Matan (University of Zagreb)
  • Tonci Kursar (University of Zagreb)
  • Igor Vidacak (University of Zagreb)
  • Meta Novak (University of Ljubljana)
  • Damjan Lajh (University of Ljubljana)

 


Timetable February 9, 2024

 9.00h-11.00 Security – Chair: Ana Matan

  • Dragan Juric, University of Zagreb, THE INFLUENCE OF EU’S CSDP ON CROATIAN FOREIGN AND DEFENSE POLICY
  • Leon Runje, University of Zagreb, DEVELOPMENT OF FINANCIAL BURDENSHARING WITHIN NATO AND THE CSDP OF THE EU IN THE POST-COLD WAR PERIOD

Break

Chair: Ruzha Smilova

  • Yael Salomon, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, MAINSTREAMING WHITE POWER MUSIC AND COUNTERTERRORISM IN THE EU 
  • Vivian Seidel, Fulda, REAGAN'S IDEA OF A WORLD FREE OF  NUCLEAR WEAPONS? THE STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE (SDI) IN TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE

11.00h-13.00h, Institutions – Chair:  Cecile Robert

  • Mario Rusinov, APPROACHES TOWARDS STUDYING CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN HE EUROPEAN UNION
  • Kaloyan Velchev, University of Sofia, EUROPEANISATION AND TECHNOCRATISATION: DOES EUROPEAN INTEGRATION LEAD TO MORE TECHNOCRATIC MINISTERS IN BULGARIAN GOVERNMENTS?

Break

Chair: Willy Beauvallet

  • Nicola Diedrich, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, MICROPOLITICS IN THE EU INSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM OPPORTUNITIES, DEADLOCKS AND DYNAMICS IN EU ANTI-DISCRIMINATION AND MIGRATION POLICY
  • Daniel Coronel Crespo, SciencesPo Lyon, ORIGIN AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE FINANCE AS THE EUROPEAN UNION’S ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION POLICY

 

Timetable February 9, 2024

 14.00h-15.30h, Democratisation – Chair: Meta Novak

  •  Zhylien Kaja, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, NAVIGATING THE WESTERN BALKANS' EU ACCESSION PROCESS: DEMOCRACY AND CIVIL SOCIETY. A CASE STUDY OF ALBANIA, KOSOVO, AND SERBIA.
  • Rafaa Chehoudi, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, DEMOCRATIZATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA: UNITED NATIONS DEMOCRACY FUND’S ROLE IN FOCUS
  • Damir Fak, University of Zagreb, THE IMPACT OF THE EUROPEAN TERRITORIAL COOPERATION (ETC) PROGRAMMES ON THE EUROPEANIZATION PROCESS OF CIVIL SOCIETY - THE CASE OF THE CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMMES BETWEEN CROATIA AND MONTENEGRO.

Break

15.30h-17.00h, Media/Civil society – Chair: Claudia Wiesner

  • Tihana Pavlović, Ljubljana, MEDIA AS A POLICY ACTOR IN THE CASE OF CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
  • Muriel Pluschke, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, TOP-DOWN AND BOTTOM-UP DYNAMICS OF THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC SPHERE IN THE LOCAL SPHERE
  • Daria Petliaeva, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne/Triangle, SUPPORT FOR CIVIL SOCIETY IN AUTHORITARIAN COUNTRIES AS PART OF EU PUBLIC ACTION: THE CASE OF RUSSIA

Break

17.00-18.30h, Citizens – Chair: Kim Zilliacus

  • Yanitsa Petkova, Sofia University, THE FUTURE OF EUROPE ACCORDING TO DIFFERENT GENERATIONS
  • Samo Smole, University of Ljubljana, INTEGRATING POPULIST CITIZEN PROPOSALS INTO PUBLIC POLICY-MAKING PROCESSES THROUGH DEMOCRATIC INNOVATION
  • Jana Bub, University of Applied Sciences, MARGINAL EU WORKERS: BETWEEN FREE MOVEMENT  AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GERMANY; AUSTRIA AND THE NETHERLANDS

 

 

 



RESEARCHING EUROPE II. Ph.D. Training Course in the framework of "Debating Europe", 2023

 

This international workshop assembles doctoral candidates researching on Europe and the EU from six different EU countries and seven different European Universities. The doctoral students are invited to present their research projects and discuss methods, theory and topics among peers and teachers in an open and cooperative debate. Besides the workshop offers to discuss the scientific, operational and practical framework of writing a doctorate in an experimental manner among the peers and teachers.

 

 

Organisation:

 

Direction:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

 

 

 

In cooperation with:

  • Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences)
  • Niilo Kauppi (Helsinki University)
  • Ruzha Smilova (Sofia University)
  • Kim Ziliacus (Helsinki University
  • Willy Beauvallet (Université Lyon)
  • Cecile Robert (Science Po, Lyon)
  • Ana Matan (University of Zagreb)
  • Tonci Kursar (University of Zagreb)
  • Igor Vidacak (University of Zagreb)
  • Meta Novak (University of Ljubljana)
  • Damjan Lajh (University of Ljubljana)

 



Timetable February 10, 2023

Timetable February 10, 2023


EU-Policies from Macro to micro

 

9.00h-11.00h // Chair: Meta Novak, University of Ljubljana, Ana Matan, University of Zagreb

  • Keller, Maria, Fulda University of Applied Sciences , Beyond the glass ceiling. Female Leadership in the institutions of the European Union
  • Diedrich, Nicola, Fulda University of Applied Sciences , Micropolitics in the EU Institutional System. Opportunities, Deadlocks and Dynamics in EU anti- discrimination policy
  • Cavic, Vesna, University of Zagreb, The impact of europeanization on changes in higher education policies in Croatia
  • Pluschke, Muriel, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Top-down and bottom-up dynamics of the European public in the local

 

 EU-Policies from Macro to micro

 

11.15h-13.15h // Chair: Cécile Robert, Sciences Po Lyon , Niilo Kauppi, University of Helsinki

  • Coronel Crespo, Daniel, Sciences Po LyonThe financialization of the ecological transition policies of the European Union: the emergence of a framework for sustainable finance as an instrument of European public action.
  • Baumann, Sara, University of Ljubljana, The impact of focusing events on public policies through the example of man-made disasters
  • Bežovan, Mijo, University of Zagreb, Influence of business consultants on the absorption capacity of local self-government units in the use of ESI funds
  • Konrad Valentina, University of Ljubljana, The Role of Social Movements in EU Climate Policymaking

 

 

 EU, democracy, democratisation

 

14.15h-15.45h // Chair: Ruzha Smilova, Center of Liberal Strategies (Sofia), Ana Matan, University of Zagreb

  • Kaja, Zhylien, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, The Western Balkans and EU: A never-ending story?
  • Held, Christoph, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, A Comparison between Chantal Mouffe and Claude Lefort - No escape from the liberalism trap
  • Chehoudi, Rafaa, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, United Nations and Democracy Promotion in the Middle East and North African from 2000 to 2020

 

 

 

 

EU Security Policy and the Global Order

 

16.00h-17.00h // Chair: Claudia Wiesner, Fulda UAS

  • Juric, Dragan, Zagreb University,, The Influence of EU’s CSDP on Croatian Foreign and Defense Policy Description
  • Petliaeva, Daria, SCIENCES PO Lyon, The EU as an external actor of democratization in Russia // Perspectives of democratization in Russia through the process of Europeanisation
  • Calzolari, Fabio, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Is it the Beginning of a New Era? How the Russo-Ukrainian War is Changing the European Union from Within United Nations and Democracy Promotion in the Middle East and North African from 2000 to 2020

 

 

 

 




RESEARCHING EUROPE I. Ph.D. Training Course in the framework of "Debating Europe", 2021

This international workshop assembles doctoral candidates researching on Europe and the EU from six different EU countries and seven different European Universities. The doctoral students are invited to present their research projects and discuss methods, theory and topics among peers and teachers in an open and cooperative debate. Besides the workshop offers to discuss the scientific, operational and practical framework of writing a doctorate in an experimental manner among the peers and teachers.

 

Organisation:

 

Direction:
Prof. Dr. Claudia Wiesner (Fulda University of Applied Sciences), Dr. Meike Schmidt-Gleim (Fulda University of Applied Sciences)

In cooperation with:  

  • Laura Landorff (Aalborg University)
  • Niilo Kauppi (Helsinki University)
  • Kim Zilliacus (Helsinki University) 
  • Meta Novak (University of Ljubljana) 
  • Damjan Lajh (University of Ljubljana)
  • Danica Fink-Hafner (University of Ljubljana)
  • Willy Beauvallet (Université Lyon)
  • Cécile Robert (Sciences Po, Lyon) 
  • Ana Matan (University of Zagreb) 
  • Tonci Kursar (University of Zagreb) 
  • Igor Vidacak (University of Zagreb) 

Programme


First Day

Problem oriented workshop

 

Ph.d. student participants are invited to give short (15 min) presentations of their research projects from a problem-oriented perspective

Second day

Clinic for Phd-students – What you always wanted to ask but never dared to do so

 

Ph.d. student participants are invited to join experimental team-work discussions on theoretical and practical questions of accomplishing a Ph.d.



Timetable May 18, 2021

 Where does Europe begin and end?

 

9.00 - 10.45 // Chair Claudia Wiesner Fulda UAS

Commentator: Ana Matan, Zagreb University

  • Faris Kocan, University of Ljubljana, Securitization of Europeanisation as a source of Ontological Insecurity of Republika Srpska
  • Ekrem Ozyesil, University of Fulda, Securitisation of Migration: Explaining the Social implications
  • Tibissai Guevara-Braun, Science Po Lyon           
  • Barbara Masic, University of Zagreb, European Union as Protector of National Minorities Rights - case of Croatia

 

 

EU democratisation and citizenship

 

11.00 - 13.00 // Chair Niilo Kauppi, University of Helsinki

Commentator: Kim Zilliacus, University of Helsinki

  • Muriel Pluschke, University of Fulda, Top-down and bottom-up dynamics of the European public in the local
  • Fjorinda Baholli, University of Bremen, EU Citizens and ECB –  EU citizens' role and perception on ECB policy making and accountability 
  • Ermela Gianna, University of Salzburg, European Parliament in times of Covid-19: fast track democracy?
  • Jana Bub, University of Fulda, The notion of worker. Possibilities of a precise definition for Germany by using examples of selected Member States of the European Union.
  • Maria Keller, University of Fulda, Women in European Politics

 

EU Policy Fields

 

14.00 - 15.45 // Chair: Igor Vidacek, Zagreb University

Commentators: Meta Novak, Ljubljana University

  • Birgit Schmölz, University of Koblenz-Landau, A Bi-National Case Study on Danish-German Environmental Discourse Making
  • Alina Jasmin Felder, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, Towards a Europe of Educational Regions? Patterns of Regional Integration at the Intersections of EU Regional and Higher Education Policy
  • Carole Kerduel, Science Po Lyon, Explaining the Commission's failure to liberalize port services: a 20 years legislative saga in three acts
  • Birgit Mitter, University of Salzburg, Veins of European Cultural Policy: Awarding, Effects and Sustainability of European Cultural Project Funding

 

 

Supranational and global Europe

 

16.00 - 18.00 // Chair: Ana Matan, Zagreb University

Commentator: Claudia Wiesner, Fulda UAS

  • Rafaa Chehoudi, University of Fulda, UN and democratization
  • Mariana Mykyliuk, University of Salzburg, Quo vadis, Europe? Border controls within the Schengen area
  • Martin Christie, Internal secession, Scotland Case
  • Nikica Kolar, University of Zagreb, Renationalization of nation through violence: Ethnic cleansing as a means of reconstruction of national identity

Timetable May 19, 2021

Morning, breakout sessions (one technician and per session one teacher should be present)

 

9.30 - 10.00
Introduction and explanation of the day’s procedure

 

10.00 - 10.10
Collaboard trial

 

10.10 - 10.55
First two rounds of collaboard discussions (plus 5 min switching time)

 

10.55 - 11.10
break

 

11.10 - 13.20
Next three rounds of collaboard discussions (plus 5 min switching time)

 

12.20 - 14.00
lunch break

 

 

Afternoon, common session

 

14.00 - 15.00
Collaboard poster presentations by the students (20 min per poster plus 5min), Chair: Niilo Kauppi, University of Helsinki

 

15.00 - 15.15
break

 

15.15 - 16.45
Teacher answers, comments and open discussion, Chair: Claudia Wiesner, Fulda UAS