Department für Europapolitik und Demokratieforschung

Research Focus


The Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy addresses the institutional state of Europe, the global role Europe plays as well as the future of the European democracy.

The department’s focal point is dealing with the origin of European phenomena such as populism and nationalism, analysing the deficit of democracy in the European governance structure as well as issues revolving participation and representation of Europe’s citizens.   

The key words are:

  • European identity
  • European socialization
  • Regional European publicness
  • Dynamics among generations in the European discourse
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