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Mobilizing for Democracy – Civil Society Organisations

The ERC project lead by Professor Donatella Della Porta investigates Civil Society Organisations’ participation in democratization processes. Under which (external and internal) conditions and through which mechanisms do CSOs trigger, support, and play an important role in democratization processes? What is the legacy of the participation of civil society during transitions to democracy on the quality of democracy during consolidation?

D-AT_logo_colour Addressing Demand in Anti-Trafficking Efforts and Policies - Domestic Work Case Study

Focussing on seven countries - Belgium, UK, France, Greece, Italy, Cyprus and The Netherlands - the EUI based research team examines what kind of work is involved in trafficking in human beings in the domestic work sector, what are the motivations and the profits behind it and the circumstances that allow it to take place.


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Parties and Democracy in Post-communist Europe: Ten Years After Enlargement

Do communist legacies continue to shape party development pathways? How does EU membership shape representation in post-communist states? Learn more at the workshop coorganised by the European Union Centre of Excellence (University of Alberta) and the EUDO Observatory on Political Parties and Representation.




MISMES Project Final Workshop

EUI and ETF research teams, national experts and key policy-makers discuss and validate the results of the MISMES Global Inventory and the country case studies (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Morocco and Tunisia).


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ClosaCarlos The Scottish road to EU membership

On 18 th September, Scottish citizens will vote on whether they want to become independent. A key assumption in those favouring independence is that Scotland will remain in the EU. But scholars overwhelmingly agree that a newly independent region ... [ read more ]

By Carlos Closa

Research Area Director "European, Transnational and Global Governance"


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Withdrawal Symptoms, EUI Times (31/07/14)

EU may let Scotland in then close the door to other states , Herald Scotland (26/07/14)

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Page last updated on 19 September 2014