European Governance Programme
The European Governance Research Programme was founded in 2004 and it is principally composed of political scientists, historians, and philosophers.
The Programme is coordinated by Philippe Poirier .
The programme adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach in its treatment of European questions, which it articulates along five research axes:
The Research Programme's objectives include the development of research and teaching projects, the support of foreign researchers and interns , and the development of collaborative relationships with research centres, foundations and universities, which focus on European and Comparative questions.
The Programme hosts the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Intergration and Social Cohesion (RISC).
The Programme organized the annual conference of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in Luxembourg, March 18-20, 2010, on the topic: Is there a European Model of Governance? A comparative perspective . It was supported in this endeavour by the European Commission, the Government of Luxembourg, the Fondation Alphonse Weicker and the Fondation européenne des sciences politiques.
In September 2009, the Programme obtained a Jean Monnet chair ad personam in European modern history (René Leboutte ) . In March 2008, it inherited a bibliographic collection of outstanding dimension from the European Investment Bank. Its library will thereby be completed by more than 10000 books and documents, making it a sizable asset for EU researchers.
In september 2010, it launched an innovative bilingual (English/French) academic Master in European Governance , which combines: a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy; a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration; and a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insights into the processes of European decision-making.
In July 2011, it was awarded a research chair in Parliamentary Studies (Philippe Poirier) from the Chamber of Deputies of Luxembourg.
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