Acquisition and Loss of Nationality (CITMODES) was a British Academy Research Project, operating under the aegis of the Edinburgh Europa Institute and the European Democracy Observatory (EUDO) at the European University Institute. The project provided an important resource on citizenship acquisition in Europe for governments, researchers, migrant organisations and NGOs.
The Europeanisation of Citizenship in the Successor States of the Former Yugoslavia (CITSEE) was a comparative and contextualised study of the citizenship regimes of the seven successor states of the former Yugoslavia (SFRY). It was the result of an Advanced Investigator Award for basic research made to Prof Jo Shaw by the European Research Council.
This seminar series, on the theme of Empowerment and Disempowerment of the European Citizen, took place over the 2010 calendar year. The series was organised by Michael Dougan (University of Liverpool), Niamh Nic Shuibhne (University of Edinburgh) and Eleanor Spaventa (Durham University) and featured three half-day workshops: 'The Reconfiguration of Space', 'In the Name of the Citizen?' and 'The Citizen’s Policy Agenda?'
The Edinburgh Europa Institute participated in the EU-funded Marie Curie International Training Network called European Union External Action and its Institutional Architecture (EXACT), together with the University of Cologne and Charles University in Prague. Edinburgh contributed to the training of all 12 EXACT Fellows, five of whom completed their PhDs as co-tutelles (with degrees jointly awarded by Edinburgh and Cologne/Charles). The EXACT Fellows begun their studies with research training in Cologne, followed by a residence of 13 months in two separate European think tanks (one in an EU national capital, one in Brussels), before completing their studies at their host institution.
The Europa Institute and its members have been actively engaged in research and knowledge exchange that shapes the world. The Institute's Global Europa dimension developed and prioritised international collaboration on issues related to the EU's external relations, citizenship and migration as well as important EU bilateral relationships. Europa members led major research projects, funded by various sources, focused on these themes.
The Europa Institute was pleased to have established a collaboration with colleagues from Switzerland, with financial support from the Swiss Confederation through its Embassy in London and from the University of Edinburgh. The object of the collaboration was to develop research on the political economy of multi-level systems of governance, drawing on work done in the UK, Switzerland and further afield.
TRANSWORLD, led by the Institute for International Affairs, was a large and innovative project on relations between the European Union and the United States. The project was funded through the EU's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7) for €3.2 million and ran from March 2012 to July 2015. It brought together 13 institutional partners, including the University of Edinburgh.
Europa members Dr Chad Damro and Prof John Peterson conducted research within the project on conceptualising the redefinition of the transatlantic relationship; the global economy and EU and US adjustment policies; EU and US contributions to regional and global governance architectures; and policy proposals to seize on EU-US synergies in boosting global governance.
The Edinburgh Europa Institute and the University of Virginia’s Miller Center jointly hosted a forum for advanced policy discussion on the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The effort generated a constructive and non-partisan policy report, informed by the varied perspectives of the political leaders, scholars, experts and trade professionals who participated in the sixth annual Caplin Conference on the World Economy. The Conference took place during two separate sessions, in Washington, DC and Edinburgh, in 2013/2014.