This theme deals with European history, politics of memory and various narratives about European identities, societies and politics. It involves looking at the emergence of European identity, the role of law and justice in this process, as well as changes in Europe, its self-understanding and politics produced by immigration and displacement.
This theme involves the study of current European societies and politics in the various levels, including European integration and institutions. It includes various approaches to the study of these topics, ranging from more philosophical studies on European values and democracy to research on politics, policy-making, institutions and language of politics. The theme highlights especially the study of questions related to diversity, representation and gender equality as they manifest themselves in politics and societies within Europe, but also in Europe’s external relations.
This theme looks at political, societal and cultural developments in Europe by studying its margins. This involves studying various minorities and disadvantage groups, research on political contestation by those who challenge the prevailing status quo and values in European politics and societies, as well as governance of margins, minorities and dissent.