One of CERGU’s main tasks is to stimulate collaboration on European issues at the University of Gothenburg. CERGU also works together with the community, as well as with other academic institutions that share an interest in European research, both in Sweden and internationally.
Collaboration within the University of Gothenburg
CERGU has strong ties with other departments and faculties within the University of Gothenburg, especially those that have scholars involved in CERGU's network. CERGU often co-hosts guest lectures and seminars together with other groups and collaborates on spreading information about research and events (our own and those of others) relevant to researchers in the CERGU network. Our seminars, conferences and events are open to all.
The most established partnership at the University of Gothenburg in terms of embodying the full academic, European environment, with an interdisciplinary focus on European issues in research, education, and student activities is between CERGU and the Centre for European Studies (CES). CES is responsible for the programmes in European Studies at the University of Gothenburg. CES’ Director of Studies is co-opted to CERGU's steering group and CERGU's Director is co-opted to the CES programme committee. The cooperation between CERGU and CES is made more evident by CERGU's international recruitment of researchers who actively contribute to the research-related teaching and the international profile of the programmes in European Studies; together CERGU and CES support the student organization Brännpunkt Europa. Another example of their collaboration is that CERGU's steering group has instituted and annually awards The Rutger Lindahl Award for best master's thesis in European Studies.
Collaboration with the Community
CERGU actively interacts with the community by offering courses, lectures, and workshops with government officials, agencies, companies, organizations and associations. It has an established partnership with REGU - Rådet för Europastudier vid Göteborgs universitet (The Council for European Studies at the University of Gothenburg) which serves as an advisory body to CES, and which cooperates with both CES and CERGU at public events. CERGU researchers also participate regularly as commentators, moderators, and contributors in Swedish and foreign mass media. CERGU, CES and Brännpunkt Europa come together every year to develop a program on current European issues for Vetenskapsfestivalen (The Science Festival). Collaboration is also important for other public events such as Europaperspektiv (European Perspective) and Europaforskardagen (European Research Day).
Collaboration with Other Academic Institutions
Within Sweden, CERGU has collaborated with the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) and the Swedish networks for European research in economics, law and political science. CERGU is also the head of a fourth network, the Cultural Borders of Europe, which has members from other countries. In addition, CERGU continues to work together with our sister organization, the Centre for European Studies (CFE) in Lund, Sweden.
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