Brussels Excursion 2023

13.04.2023 -

As part of the Applied Policy Analysis module of the Master Programme of EUs, students take part in a study trip to the heart of the EU: Brussels. This year’s excursion took place in the beginning of March and offered students the possibility of meeting practitioners and experts from the Union’s central policymaking institutions, amongst other influential actors. The study trip counted with the participation of students from two master programmes at OvGU: European Studies; and Peace and Conflict Studies.

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Prof. Dr. Eva Heidbreder's lecture introduces this summer semester's "Studying from 50" programme at OvGU

22.03.2023 -

In the upcoming summer semester, the Otto von Guericke University will continue its 30 year long educational programme "Studieren ab 50" (Studying from 50). Heidbreder 2021

The programme was initiated this year by the lecture of Prof. Dr. Eva Heidbreder, Professor of Political Science with a focus on "European Multi-level Governance" at OvGU. Yesterday's lecture by Prof. Heidbreder, entitled "Von den blinden Männern vorm Elefanten: Was ist die Europäische Union?" (From the blind Men in front of the Elephant: What is the European Union?) attracted a wide audience. The inspiring lecture by the head of the Jean Monnet Chair IMUDE was followed by an information session on the "Studieren ab 50" programme and an open dialogue with the audience of around 250 people.

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Online Citizens' Dialogue „Lehren aus Qatargate – Wie stärken wir die europäische Demokratie?“


On 21 February 2023, starting at 5 pm, the online citizens' dialogue on the topic „Lehren aus Qatargate – Wie stärken wir die europäische Demokratie?“ will take place. The event is organised by Europa Union Deutschland and the Head of our Chair, Prof. Dr. Eva Heidbreder, will participate in this event, the first online citizens' dialogue of this year.

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Study '30 Jahre Europaministerkonferenz: Handlungsoptionen und Visionen für die Zukunft'


On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the European Ministers' Conference (EMC), the Hamburg-Vigoni Forum, in cooperation with the Jean Monnet ChairIMUDE at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, is publishing the study "30 Years of the European Ministers' Conference - Options for Action and Visions for the Future". The policy paper analyses the impact and work of the EMF over the last three decades. The guiding questions are what role the EMK has taken on, how it fulfils this role and to what extent the requirement profile has changed over the decades. In terms of application, the focus is above all on the question: What further potential can the EMF exploit in order to actively shape European policy?

You can download and read the study here.

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We are hiring!


Our Chair, Multilevel Governance in Europe / Political Science is looking for a research assistant (m/f/d) in the field of empirical EU research starting in the summer semester 2023. As a qualification position, the focus is on the scientific implementation of a doctoral or post-doctoral project as well as active collaboration in the field of European Studies (dissertation or post-doctoral thesis, 50%, TV-L 13).

You can find the job description here.

We look forward to receiving applications until March, 25th.

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