News 2021

December 2021: Third EIF Working Paper this year

In a joint enterprise, Katharina Meissner and Magnus Schoeller from EIF, together with Catherine Moury, have published a Working Paper on power dynamics and strategies between the European Parliament and the European Commission.


September 2021: Call for Papers - Digital Sovereignty

The Vienna Working Group on Digital Europe, which comprises Gerda Falkner, Sebastian Heidebrecht, Anke Obendiek, Elke Schraik and Timo Seidl, has launched a Call for Papers on the subject of "Digital Sovereignty - Rhetoric and Reality". Paper proposals can be made here until November 14th, 2021. We look forward to your submissions!


June 2021: Timo Seidl contributed to the EIF Working Paper Series

The newest member of our Research Group on Digitalisation presents an analysis of the mutual influence digitalisation and capitalism have on each other and how platforms, big data and artificial intelligence have shaped a digital capitalism.


May 2021: New EIF Working Paper online

A contribution to the series by Alice Jacobi deals with the influence of the European Parliament on negotiating the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the EU.


April 2021: New project at EIF

Henning Deters has returned to the EIF with an FWF funded project entitled ‘Trustees or Agents?’: Despite the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) undisputed political relevance, little is known about the legal-political orientations held by ECJ judges and about the role of these orientations when new judges are nominated and appointed to the ECJ. Since access to the Court's internal deliberations is foreclosed, the project surveys experts of European law for their perception of the orientations held by ECJ judges. This data will then be used to study the political dynamics behind ECJ appointments, generating novel insights into the relation between the ECJ and the EU member states, which are in charge of individually nominating and jointly appointing new ECJ judges.


February 2021: New Research Group on Digitalisation completed

On February 15th, Timo Seidl, doctoral graduate of the European University Institute, joined the Centre for European Integration Research. With him the group focusing on digitalisation and the EU is now complete.

It is composed of:

Gerda Falkner, Director (Digitalisation and Democracy)

Anke Obendiek, Post-Doctoral Researcher (The EU’s regulatory responses in Internet Governance: Between liberal and sovereigntist claims)

Sebastian Heidebrecht, Post-Doctoral Researcher (The EU’s Digital Single Market and varieties in national Digitalisation)

Timo Seidl, Post-Doctoral Researcher (Implementing EU Digital Policies: The member states, and beyond)

Elke Schraik, Pre-Doctoral Researcher (The EU’s role in the competition for global digital leadership)


January 2021: New Member working on Digitalisation

On January 10th, Anke Obendiek joined the new research group on digitalisation (supervised by Gerda Falkner) at the EIF. Anke has a doctorate from the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies, located at the Hertie School, and will focus her research on Internet governance and digital capitalism among other things.