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BRIDGE - Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Internal Area


The project’s aim is to help to understand the state of the transition and accession processes in Central European countries and their attitudes towards further integration of the EU. The question arises whether the societies of Central Europe have already finalized this phase and are full democracies with fully functioning market economies. The hypothesis is that this phase has not yet been reached. The research will be concentrated on the external and internal factors (such as political culture and path dependence, lack of political debate, weak civil society, corruption, clientelism in political parties, EU crisis, influence of Russia, etc.) preventing the transition/transformation from being finalized.

The researchers and especially their PhD students and Post Docs from the countries of Central Europe and their European colleagues will be divided into three research groups that will examine the specifics of the development of CEE countries and the way those developments are influencing their attitudes towards the EU. The results of this research will be used in teaching and communicating EU matters to students and the broader public.

The project is coordinated by a Steering Committee led by Professor Lenka Rovná, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam) and composed of the leaders of the Work Packages (dr. Ivo Šlosarčík, prof. Oldřich Dědek and Wadim Strielkowski, Ph.D., dr. Tomáš Weiss, and Adéla Jiroudková).

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in February 2014 are here.

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in June 2014 are here.

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in November 2014 are here.

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in June 2015 are here.


The project is divided into three research groups:

  • Good Governance Towards Democracy (dr. Ivo Šlosarčík, Jean Monnet Chair)

    The group will examine questions regarding the transition towards multiparty parliamentary democracy, the political system, political parties, institution building, deficits in fulfilling the Copenhagen Criteria (for instance in the Czech Republic there is still not a functioning Civil Service Law) and their influence on corruption, etc.

  • Economic Governance (Wadim Strielkowski, Ph.D. and prof. Oldřich Dědek)

    The major challenges faced by the CEE in the area of economic governance will be examined together with their major determinants such as the implications of the transition from a centrally planned towards a market economy and the currently proposed deepening of European economic governance and regulation.

  • Spiritual Europe, values and identities (prof. Lenka Rovná, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam)

    The historical roots and political culture of different CEE member states will be studied and their impact and path dependence vis-?-vis their European orientation will be analyzed; the “table society” for debating the role of Central Europe in the world will be established.

The Advisory Board is composed of experts from partner institutions who have a long tradition of cooperation with Charles University:

prof. Silvia Mihalikova




Prof. PhDr. Silvia Miháliková, PhD., Jean Monnet Chair,

Dean, Faculty for Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

prof. Tibor Palankai




Prof. Tibor Palankai, Jean Monnet Chair

Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary


prof. Helena Tendera-Wlazsczuk




Prof. Helena Tendera – Wlazsczuk, Jean Monnet Chair,

Head of the European Economic Integration Department at the Cracow University of Economics, Cracow, Poland

prof. Jacques Rupnik



Prof. Jacques Rupnik,

Sciences-Po, Paris, France

Project events

October 2013

Lecture by prof. Wolfgang Wessels "A Vision For Post-Crisis Europe: Towards What Kind of Political Union?"

October 2013

Opening of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

Video from the event.

May 2014

Dr. Šlosarčík participated at the Dublin conference "Marking 10 Years of the Biggest EU–Enlargement: Reflections on the Future Political, Economic and Security Challenges of the European Union" with a contribution on the Czech Republic

July 2014

Workshop "Pasts and Societies in Central Europe: An Ethnography of the Production of Knowledge about the 'German Past'" within the work package Spiritual Europe, values and identities

November 2014

Workshop “Rule of Law in New EU States and the Impact of the European Union” within the work package “Good Governance”


June 2015

Workshop WG2 Economic Governance and regulation

June 2016

Final Conference, programme


Project and project-related publications


2013

Report by dr. Šlosarčík on the transformation of V4 judiciary

2014

Article by W. Strielkowski on migration incentives and flows between the EU Eastern neighbours and the EU published in Economics and Sociology journal

2015

Special issue of the Economics and Sociology journal with contributions from the Bridge Economic Governance research group

2015

Article by I. Šlosarčík, Karetní hry a triky národních parlamentů v Evropské unii

2015

Article by I. Šlosarčík, Elections to the European Parliament and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic

2015

Article by P. Bauer, B. Skálová in Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, Vol. 47, Issue 01-2


Teaching materials


pptx

T. Weiss: Internal and external security policy of the European Union (in Czech)

pptx

L. Rovná: Migration Crisis, 2016

pdf

L. Rovná: Rebuilding Europe, 2016




This project was supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.





Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

BRIDGE - Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Internal Area


The project’s aim is to help to understand the state of the transition and accession processes in Central European countries and their attitudes towards further integration of the EU. The question arises whether the societies of Central Europe have already finalized this phase and are full democracies with fully functioning market economies. The hypothesis is that this phase has not yet been reached. The research will be concentrated on the external and internal factors (such as political culture and path dependence, lack of political debate, weak civil society, corruption, clientelism in political parties, EU crisis, influence of Russia, etc.) preventing the transition/transformation from being finalized.

The researchers and especially their PhD students and Post Docs from the countries of Central Europe and their European colleagues will be divided into three research groups that will examine the specifics of the development of CEE countries and the way those developments are influencing their attitudes towards the EU. The results of this research will be used in teaching and communicating EU matters to students and the broader public.

The project is coordinated by a Steering Committee led by Professor Lenka Rovná, Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam) and composed of the leaders of the Work Packages (dr. Ivo Šlosarčík, prof. Oldřich Dědek and Wadim Strielkowski, Ph.D., dr. Tomáš Weiss, and Adéla Jiroudková).

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in February 2014 are here.

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in June 2014 are here.

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in November 2014 are here.

The minutes from the meeting of steering committee in June 2015 are here.


The project is divided into three research groups:

The Advisory Board is composed of experts from partner institutions who have a long tradition of cooperation with Charles University:

prof. Silvia Mihalikova




Prof. PhDr. Silvia Miháliková, PhD., Jean Monnet Chair,

Dean, Faculty for Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

prof. Tibor Palankai




Prof. Tibor Palankai, Jean Monnet Chair

Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary


prof. Helena Tendera-Wlazsczuk




Prof. Helena Tendera – Wlazsczuk, Jean Monnet Chair,

Head of the European Economic Integration Department at the Cracow University of Economics, Cracow, Poland

prof. Jacques Rupnik



Prof. Jacques Rupnik,

Sciences-Po, Paris, France

Project events

October 2013

Lecture by prof. Wolfgang Wessels "A Vision For Post-Crisis Europe: Towards What Kind of Political Union?"

October 2013

Opening of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

Video from the event.

May 2014

Dr. Šlosarčík participated at the Dublin conference "Marking 10 Years of the Biggest EU–Enlargement: Reflections on the Future Political, Economic and Security Challenges of the European Union" with a contribution on the Czech Republic

July 2014

Workshop "Pasts and Societies in Central Europe: An Ethnography of the Production of Knowledge about the 'German Past'" within the work package Spiritual Europe, values and identities

November 2014

Workshop “Rule of Law in New EU States and the Impact of the European Union” within the work package “Good Governance”


June 2015

Workshop WG2 Economic Governance and regulation

June 2016

Final Conference, programme


Project and project-related publications


2013

Report by dr. Šlosarčík on the transformation of V4 judiciary

2014

Article by W. Strielkowski on migration incentives and flows between the EU Eastern neighbours and the EU published in Economics and Sociology journal

2015

Special issue of the Economics and Sociology journal with contributions from the Bridge Economic Governance research group

2015

Article by I. Šlosarčík, Karetní hry a triky národních parlamentů v Evropské unii

2015

Article by I. Šlosarčík, Elections to the European Parliament and the Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic

2015

Article by P. Bauer, B. Skálová in Revue d’études comparatives Est-Ouest, Vol. 47, Issue 01-2


Teaching materials


pptx

T. Weiss: Internal and external security policy of the European Union (in Czech)

pptx

L. Rovná: Migration Crisis, 2016

pdf

L. Rovná: Rebuilding Europe, 2016




This project was supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.