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„Crises, Democracy and Governance in a Differentiated EU“ PhD. Summer School

20. jún. 2016 @ 10:00 am - 24. jún. 2016 @ 3:30 pm

The Department of Political Science, Comenius University and the Centre for Territorial and

International Studies FiF UK (CTMŠ), in cooperation with ARENA – Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo invite you to join the Ph.D. Summer School on political integration and differentiation in Europe

„Crises, Democracy and Governance in a Differentiated EU“

The Summer School will take place since June 20 till June 24, 2016 at the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava.

The Summer School is open to Ph.D. students who are interested in European integration, democratic governance and legitimacy. It will cover multiple forms of association and political integration with EU and its consequences for the respective member states.

Participating Ph.D. students will gain crucial insights from the most up-to-date theoretical developments and analytical approaches within the field of institutional change and democratic governance in Europe.

The Summer School will also offer Ph.D. students and experienced foreign and Slovak academics, a platform to exchange ideas and gain new perspectives on differentiation in Europe.

For more information on eligibility, accreditation, requirements and application, please visit our official website: http://www.politologiauk.sk/phdschool




Monday, June 20

9.30 – 10.00               Welcome of participants

10.00 – 12.00              Zsolt Gál (Comenius): EU’s sovereign debt crisis – solved, contained or out of control?

13.30 – 15.30              Jozef Bátora (Comenius): Formation of interstitial governance bodies in the EU and the dynamics of differentiated integration


Tuesday, June 21

10.00 – 12.00              John Erik Fossum (ARENA): Onto a different field? The EU’s parliamentary dimension post-crisis

13.30 – 15.30              Bent Sofus Tranøy (ARENA): The political economy of the Eurocrisis (causes, consequences and responses)


Wednesday, June 22

10.00 – 12.00              Darina Malová (Comenius): The impact of Multiple EU Crises on Democracy and Governance in East Central European Member States

13.30 – 15.30              John Gould (Colorado College): EU legitimacy from the Slovak Perspective: Multiple Logics of Appropriateness?


Thursday, June 23

10.00 – 12.00              Soňa Szomolányi (Comenius): Limits of rational-institutionalist models of democratic consolidation and risks of illiberal consolidation in ECE

13.30 – 15.30              Pavol Baboš (Comenius): Post-Democracy: The end of politics as we know it?


Friday, June 24

9.15 – 10.45                Espen D.H. Olsen (ARENA): Who is the European Citizen? The (Un)bearable Lightness of EU Citizenship

11.00 – 12.30              Silvia Miháliková (Institute of Sociology, SAS): Symbolical Image of Crises and Democracy in the EU

14.30 – 16.00              Peter Slominski (University of Vienna): The Role of Frontex in EU Border Management: Securing Borders or Human Rights?

16.15 – 16.30             Official wrap-up of the PhD school (Jozef Bátora)


20. jún. 2016 @ 10:00 am
24. jún. 2016 @ 3:30 pm

Miesto udalosti

Katedra Politológie, miestnosti N216 a N217, Múzejná ulica 2, 2. poschodie


The Department of Political Science, Comenius University and The Centre for Territorial and International Studies FiF UK, in cooperation with ARENA – Centre for European Studies