Welcome to the Kolleg-Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe"!
The Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) "The Transformative Power of Europe", directed by Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse, examines the role of the EU as promoter and recipient of ideas, analyzing the mechanisms and effects of international and external diffusion processes in two research areas:
The EU and Regional Institutions in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia
Europe and the EU as Recipients of Diffusion
We bring together research on European affairs in the Berlin-Brandenburg region and institutionalize the cooperation with other universities and research institutions. A centerpiece of the KFG is the invitation of national and international guest scholars working on the diffusion of ideas as well as the promotion of junior researchers through (post) doc fellowships.
"The Asymmetry of European Integration or why the EU cannot be a "Social Market Economy""
Judge-made law has played a crucial role in the process of European integration. In the vertical dimension, it has greatly reduced the range of autonomous policy choices in the member states, and it has helped to expand the reach of European competences. At the same time, however, “Integration ...