Historical Archives of the European Union

First International Visegrad Fund Research Grants awarded

The first evaluation of applications to the new International Visegrad Fund Research Grant Programme 2021-22 to conduct research at the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence has been successfully completed. Four grants have been awarded.

11/06/2021 | News

Jakub Szabó, Dr. Irma Slomczynska, Dr. Kamil Glinka, and Anna Shalamberidze have been selected to take part in the International Visegrad Fund Research Grant Programme on European Integration 2021-2022 at the Historical Archives of the European Union.

The selected candidates are the first to receive this new International Visegrad Fund Research Grant, which was established on 10 February 2021 following an agreement signed by Ambassador Edit Szilágyiné Bátorfi, Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund (IVF), and Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the European University Institute.

Jakub Szabó, PhD candidate at the University of Economics in Bratislava, will focus his research on the archives of political groups in the European Parliament with a research project on the political and economic development of the V4 countries since 1989.

Dr. Irma Slomczynska, Assistant Professor at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, will compare political and scientific integration in Europe with a focus on the French case. Her work requires consultation of the archives of EU institutions and the European Space Agency.

Dr. Kamil Glinka, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wrocław, will conduct research on EU-institutional holdings and the archives of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR-CCRE) with a project on the urban dimension of European policies.

Anna Shalamberidze, PhD candidate at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and Head of Communications and Coordination at the Supreme Court of Georgia, is working on a comparative study on judicial administration in Georgia and EU case law. She will focus her inquiry on the archives of the Court of Justice of the EU.

With the new International Visegrad Fund Grant programme, young scholars from Central and Eastern Europe are offered an important opportunity to conduct research at the Historical Archives of the European Union. A total of ten research grants of EUR 5000 each are available in 2021-2022.

Second-round application deadline: 31 October

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