EU IDEA puts together 15 EU and extra-EU partners in a joint research and dissemination effort coordinated by Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), since January 2019 and lasting for three years.
The EU IDEA’s consortium has been set up with the aim to achieve the project’s three expected impact – scientific, policy, and public – according to the highest standards. In building the consortium, the following criteria have been taken into account:
- Academic excellence of the research team, made up of qualified, skilled, and experienced people, most of whom have a track record of working in international projects together;
- Well-established reputation of the partner institutions as internationally renowned centres of academic excellence, policy-oriented research, and dissemination activities, such as convening, publications, and communication (videos, podcasts, social media, etc.);
- Experience in managing international network-based projects, including projects funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programmes (FPs).
- Appropriate mix of academic institutions and think tanks to ensure the highest standards in realizing the ambition of the project, in terms of conceptual approach, policies and networks. The participation of a media partner will enrich the consortium with expertise on convening, dissemination, and media covering. The involvement of a leading survey-making company will also provide a solid basis to the survey-related research.
- Solid expertise in all policy fields that EU IDEA will focus on, so as to ensure an in-depth analysis and the required level of interdisciplinary in the research effort. Each partner will be involved in more than one WP and often will collaborate with others for the production of a deliverable, albeit with clearly identified tasks and division of labour.
- European geographic comprehensiveness, with partners based in nine EU Member States plus UK, from different areas of the Union (Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain), two EU candidate countries (North Macedonia, Turkey), and two third-countries (Norway, Switzerland).
- Gender balanced consortium, which will be coordinated by a female Project Coordinator, in which female scholars will lead seven out of fourteen research teams and seven out of eleven Work Packages, four out of nine members of the Executive Board and three out of seven members of the Advisory Board are women, while women are well represented in the consortium as a whole.
Ian Bond, Director of Foreign Policy
Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow
Luigi Scazzieri, Research Fellow
Beth Oppenheim, Researcher
Eunews is a point of reference for a growing number of a public of journalists, researchers, companies, policy makers and national and international stakeholders interested in Europe.
IIR researchers involved in the EU idea project implemenation:
Prof. Petr Kratochvíl, senior researcher
Dr Jan Kovář, senior researcher
Dr.Eulalia Rubio Barcelo, Senior Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institute
Dr.Elvire Fabry, Senior Research Fellow , Jacques Delors Institute
Dr.Nicole Koenig, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Head of Research at the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin.
Dr.Valentin Kreilinger, Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin
Pola Schneemelcher, Research Fellow, Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin
The Institute is organised in four research groups that reflect our thematic core competences: Security and defence, Russia, Asia and International Trade, Peace, Conflict and Development and Global Order and Diplomacy, as well as departments for Administration and Communications.
The University employs more than 700 staff members and teaches to 4100 undergraduate and 1100 graduate students. The research activities at SU aim to enrich educational programmes while contributing to social and economic development at the regional, national and international levels. SU aspires to become an international reference point for innovation in education in research, adapting an interdisciplinary educational infrastructure. The mission is twofold: i) To develop internationally competent and confident individuals, enriched with the ability to reflect critically and independently, combined with a strong sense of social responsibility; and ii) To contribute to the development of science and technology on a global level, as well as disseminating the knowledge created to the benefit of the community.
At the national level, SU has received the highest number of EU funded projects per faculty member, taking part in 20 FP6 projects, 53 FP7 projects including 37 Marie Curie Grants, 12 Cooperation Projects and 4 Capacities Projects. SU also has a commendable performance in the EU funded education programmes, with 5 Jean Monnet European Modules, 3 Jean Monnet Chairs ad personam and 1 Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. These European grants constitute about 15% of the SU’s total budget for research. Jean Monnet Center of Excellence for European Studies at SU is currently a leading research and teaching center for the study of European integration in Turkey. The Jean Monnet (JM) Centre of Excellence is located within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at SU. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences where the centre is located has PhD degree programs in Economics, Political Science and History as well as seven different post graduate programs.
Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Associate Professor of International Relations
Dr. Funda Tekin, Director of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP)
Vittoria Meissner, Research Associate
Sandra Lavenex (PhD), Professor
Ivo Krizic (MA), Doctoral researcher
A leading research and education institution in the Netherlands and Europe, the University of Groningen (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, RUG) has a rich academic tradition dating back to 1614. Today, RUG is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students and 6,000 academic staff, offering degree programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD levels in virtually every field, many of them in English. RUG has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm – rapidly increasing – position in international academic rankings. RUG participates in a number of high profile academic networks and alliances, and has vast experience in EU-funded research projects.
Pier Domenico Tortola, Assistant Professor of European Politics and Society (coordinator)
Lars Rensmann, Professor of European Politics and Society
Stefan Couperus, Associate Professor of European Politics and Society