PhD School: “Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Practices”, 16-19 June 2014, Bratislava, Slovakia

Logo_IESIRThe Institute of European Studies and International Relations of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, organised the PhD School “Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Practices”.

The PhD school organised as part of the PADEMIA project featured lectures and seminars with leading experts on democratic governance in the EU. The focus was on the emerging institutional architecture of the Union, changing modes of representation, shifting roles of parliamentary democracy, new issues in party politics and on changing perceptions and images of the Union. The school provided an opportunity to PhD-scholars to present and get feedback on their own research projects related to this themes. In addition to getting insights into the state of the art in the theoretical debates, participants got an opportunity to learn about various Central European aspects of the evolving political order in the EU.

Applicants should be PhD-students from institutions participating in the PADEMIA network ( To apply, send a short abstract of no more than 300 words explaining the topic of your PhD research and reasons why you should be invited to participate to Application deadline: April 15, 2014.

More information and the detailed programme of the PhD School can be downloaded here.