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Events and Activities

Methods Meetings

Eurochallenge members and affiliated European studies researchers regularly meet for methods meetings to discuss work in progress. The aim of the meetings is to present methods and data at an early stage and discuss any problems that have been encountered, as well as to recieve feedback and collaboration on work that is not yet ready for public dissemination. Colleagues working on Europe who might wish to attend the next session should contact Majka Holm or Holly Snaith to register their interest.


Conferences and Workshops

In november 2017 Professor Hans-Jörg Trenz organised the workshop 'The New Populist Right and Europe: Visions and Divisions' as well as the public roundtable 'From Populism to non-democratic hybrid regimes in Central and Eastern Europe' taken place the 28-29 November. Both the workshop and the public roundtable was organized in the framework of EURECO (European Research at the University of Copenhagen, eureco.ku.dk) and Eurochallenge (Europe and New Global Challenges, UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research, eurochallenge.ku.dk). It continues a related public lecture series, “Towards a New Political Right in Europe?” that was held  at the University of Copenhagen in fall 2016. 



In January 2016 Post doc in EuroChallegne Julie Hassing Nielsen organised the workshop: A Lens on Euroscepticism: The Impact of Eurosceptic Attitudes on the 2014 European Parliament Elections. The workshop lasted for two days and a varity of scholars from different universities in Europe joined. Among the scholars were: Julie Hassing Nielsen, Mark Franklin, Marco Morini, Pedro Magalhaes, Emmanuelle Reungoat, Dragomir Stoyanv, Nathalie Brack, Stefanie Reher, Simon Usherwood, Catharina Sørensen, Claes de Vresse and Sofia Vasilopoulou. The workshop took place from 21- 22 January 2016 at the Department of Politcal Science at University of Copenhagen. 


In November 2015 Post doc in EuroChallenge's WP1, Joelle Dumouchelle organised the Workshop: Practice in International Relations and International Political Economy. The workshop had four panels on the programme: 1) Extending the Practice Turn: EU studies, Governance and Materialism; 2) The Construction of Differences and Hierarchies; 3) International Organizations in Practice, and 4) Defining the Boundaries of Communities. Amongst the participants were local scholars from Department of Political Science at KU, and invited scholars from Copenhagen Business School and from international universities.


EuroChallenge hosted The CFP: Second annual IPE/Öresund Workshop After the Crisis? European Crises and Emerging Alternatives. Wednesday 16 December at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen.


EuroChallenge hosted the 3rd midterm conference of the Political sociology research network of the European Sociological Association (ESA) in November 2014. Follow the link and read more about the event and watch the webcast of the opening panel debate with Jan Zielonka, Virginie Guiraudin, Ben Clift and Sonja Punyscher Riekmann, and moderated by Marlene Wind.


Work package 3 hosted the 4th and 5th of December 2014 the 2-days workshop:Picture: 'Towards Complex Diversity? Understanding new challenges for the accommodation of difference and diversity in Europe and the World'The workshop focused on the new challenges associated with the accommodation of difference and multiculturalism in Europe, the emergence of the European far right, and protest politics and social movements in Europe and beyond.

EuroChallenge was launched with an inaugural workshop in November 2013.


Reserach Seminars and Debates

In June 2015, Cornel Ban, Assistant Professor of Political Economy at Boston University, presented his new book, ‘Ruling Ideas’ (a brief summary is attached) at the invitation of the IPE group. His work focuses on such issues as fiscal policy, financial regulation and the politics of redistribution in Europe.


May 12th 2015, EuroChallenge and the Centre for European Politics hosted a roundtable debate on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. The debate brought together key players from the TTIP debate in Denmark and reflects on the merits and demerits of further liberalizing transatlantic trade.