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PLATO

A legitimate and well-functioning democracy is crucial to the stability and economy of European societies. PLATO examines the EU’s responses to the financial crisis, raising new questions about the EU’s legitimacy. The innovative PhD programme trains future research leaders and experts who will contribute to solving key policy issues for Europe

The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union (PLATO)

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PLATO (The Post-Crisis Legitimacy of the European Union) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) financed by the EU Horizon 2020's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (2017-2020). It is coordinated by Prof. Christopher Lord at ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo. 

The PhD network brings together nine university partners from across Europe to recruit a group of 15 PhD researchers to undertake a common multidisciplinary investigation into crisis and the legitimacy of the EU. Eleven training partners from the policy advice and consultancy sector, civil society and media contribute to the network with professional expertise and secondment opportunities.

PLATO uses the example of the financial crisis to build and test theory of what would amount to a legitimacy crisis in the case of a multi-state, non-state political system such as the EU. For more information, please visit the PLATO website or have a look at the project flyer.

The Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) will host three PLATO PhDs. The responsible contact at POLIS is Chris Bickerton.

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'The EU in international security after Brexit: New paths for Europe?'

Jan 17, 2019

During a workshop at Robinson College on 13 and 14 December 2018 participants explored new paths for the EU in international security and cooperation after Brexit. The workshop was organised by Geoffrey Edwards, Vlado Kmec and Sebastian Steingass and supported by the DAAD-University of Cambridge Research Hub for German Studies with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO) and by the European Centre @POLIS

'The EU in international security and cooperation after Brexit' with Karen E. Smith and Richard Whitman

Nov 30, 2018

Finishing the year with another highlight, the European Centre invites you to a debate with Prof Karen E. Smith (LSE) and Prof Richard Whitman (University of Kent) on Friday, 14 December, at 3pm. Together with our very own Geoffrey Edwards, they will discuss the future of EU-UK relations in international security and cooperation after Brexit. The event will take place in room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road. All welcome.

'Why should One care about European Elections in the post-Brexit European Union?' by Donatella M. Viola (University of Calabria)

Nov 28, 2018

Join us for your next European Centre event on Thursday, 29 November 2018, at 1pm. Donatella M. Viola (University of Calabria) will speak on 'Why should One care about European Elections in the post-Brexit European Union?' The event will be held in Room S2 in the Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road

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