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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

Opening: Post-doctoral Researcher in Horizon Europe RAISE Project (f/m/d)

The CEU Democracy Institute invites applications for a part-time Post-doctoral Researcher position within the framework of the Horizon Europe research project RAISE.

DI Launches €1.5 million ERC Grant Project

We are happy to announce that the CEU Democracy Institute is launching the ERC Starting Grant BENASTA - Becoming National against the State: Popular discontent and adherence to minority nationalisms in late nineteenth-century Eastern Europe. 

CEU Democracy Institute Establishes Rule of Law Clinic

Central European University (CEU) has established a Rule of Law Clinic at its Democracy Institute in Budapest, Hungary, to address urgent challenges to the Rule of Law in Europe, with a generous one million Euro grant from the Stiftung Mercator.

Opening: Post-doctoral Researcher for the Inequalities and Democracy Working Group

The CEU Democracy Institute (DI) in Budapest invites applications for a 2-year position as a Post-doctoral Researcher at the research group on Inequalities and Democracy. Application deadline: March 30, 2024.

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi Discusses Rule of Law in Hungary in Dutch Parliamentary Committee

Zsuzsanna Szelenyi, Program Director of the CEU Democracy Institute Leadership Academy participated in the expert meeting of the Committees on European Affairs and on Justice and Security of the Dutch Senate.

Call for Papers: New and Recurring Challenges In the Study of Life (Hi)Stories and Social Change

Call for papers for a conference by ELTE, the RC 38 “Biography and Society” of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and the CEU Democracy Institute to be held in Budapest, 4-6 September 2024. Deadline: March 1

Miroslaw Wroblewski Appointed President of the Personal Data Protection Office in Poland

We are happy to share the news that our Senior Research Fellow at the Rule of Law workgroup and Director of our Rule of Law Clinic Miroslaw Wroblewski has been appointed President of the Personal Data Protection Office in Poland.

Former and Current DI Affiliates Receive CEU PhD Awards

We are happy to share that three of our current and former research affiliates, Ruth Gazso Candlish, Daragh John Hamilton and Anna Eva Grutza are among the recipients of the 2024 CEU Phd Awards.

Call for Research Assistant for “The Story of Our Struggles – A Social Movement Database” Project Supported by the Open Society University Network (OSUN)

The joint Story of Our Struggles – a social movement database project of the CEU Democracy Institute and the School of Public Life is looking for research assistants.

Rule of Law Clinic and Piper Fund Hold Webinar on Global Trend on Attacks Against Rule of Law

The CEU DI Rule of Law Clinic and the Piper Fun held a webinar entitled The Global Trend on Attacks Against Rule of Law & How They Are Being Proposed in the U.S.