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General news and activity relating to the CEU Democracy Institute.

Research Development Small Grants at CEU Democracy Institute

We invite applications from external scholars for small research grants of up to 15,000 Euros to be spent over a maximum of 12 months.

Job Opening: Lead Researcher for the Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup

We invite applications for a research fellow or senior research fellow - lead researcher at our Inequalities and Democracy Workgroup.

Call for Applications: Post-Doctoral Fellow De-/Re-Democratization Workgroup

We invite applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow position within our workgroup, focusing on the challenges of modern democracies.

What Is the Future of Northern Ireland After Brexit (And Why Should Europe Care)?

The lecture by Katy Hayward, organized in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland to Hungary, explained why the future of Northern Ireland should be a concern for all the EU as well as for Britain and Ireland.

Dorottya Szikra Joins EC High-Level Group on Social Protection

We are happy to announce that our Research Fellow Dorottya Szikra joined the European Commission's High-level Group on the Future of Social Protection and of the Welfare State.

The Polish Constitutional Tribunal Judgment: European Integration in Question?

Our roundtable, co-organized with Review of Democracy, brought together experts in the Rule of Law in the EU to debate whether the judgment throws European integration into question.

Probing Democracy – Conference by the CEU Democracy Institute

Our “Probing Democracy” conference was a two-day hybrid, online and offline event on October 7 and 8, 2021. It showcased the richness of the scholarly work conducted at DI on the crises and resilience of democratic societies.

New Right Meets Old Left: The Strange Bedfellows of Post-Trump America

Watch our seminar with Gladden Pappin, chaired by our Research Affiliate Renata Uitz.

Call for Applications: CEU Budapest – OSUN Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

The fellowships provide an opportunity for up to 8 doctoral students and 6 junior scholars within 7 years of their PhD defense to spend between 4 and 12 months in Budapest at the CEU Democracy Institute or the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives.

Robustness of the Rule of Law: Past and Present

The fourth roundtable of our “Probing Democracy” Conference, organized by the Democracy in History and Rule of Law working groups, discussed how historical lessons about the Rule of Law may explain its current state and even affect its future.