Blogs/Podcasts

Blog: Old wine in new bottles: Romania’s recurrent problem with EU funds absorption

September 13, 2018

By Dragos Adascalitei

In 2012, the Economist was noting that Romania had a “funding obsession”: one of the poorest countries in the European Union (EU) was incapable of using the funds made available by the European Commission to get out of the crisis and catch up with its more developed peers. 

Blog: Summer heat and forest fires: could more collaboration be the answer?

September 6, 2018

By Sara Svensson

The summer of 2018 has been among the hottest and driest on record in many parts of Europe. In Sweden this has led to the outbreak of the largest forest fires the country has ever seen, and in Greece the highest casualty numbers resulting from a forest fire.

Podcast: London, the Glocturnal City, and its 'Other Workers' (E02)

August 13, 2018

This is the second podcast of the series launched recently by our colleague, Julius-Cezar MacQuarie, PhD graduate of our INTEGRIM network: 'NightWorkPod: A Podcast About Working the Night Shift'.

Please beware that this episode may contain disturbing content

Podcast: ‘Bridges to Business’: Training young Roma for White-Collar Jobs in Hungary

June 4, 2018

In the second CPS podcast Zsuzsanna Arendas and Sara Svensson discuss with invited guests the reasons for underrepresentation of Roma in traditional 'office work', especially in the business sector, through the experiences of an ongoing project trying to change this, the 'Bridging Young Roma and Business: Intervention for inclusion of Roma youth through employment in the private sector in Bulgaria and Hungary (Bridge to Business)'.

Podcast: London, the Glocturnal City, and its 'Other Workers' (E01)

May 31, 2018

A new podcast series has been launched by our colleague, Julius-Cezar MacQuarie, recent PhD of our INTEGRIM network: 'NightWorkPod: A Podcast About Working the Night Shift'.

Blog: Record interest from Nordic media in Hungarian elections. Reflections on watching six Hungarian election campaigns as a Swedish citizen, political scientist, and former journalist

April 10, 2018

By Sara Svensson, CEU CPS Research Fellow

The blog author (in the middle) in a broadcast by the Swedish Radio on April 6, two days before the elections. Photo: Swedish Radio/private

Blog: When knowledge travels from East to West and research influences practice

April 6, 2018

By Jelena Jovanovic, a Policy and Research Coordinator at the European Roma Grassroots Organization (ERGO) in Brussels, Belgium and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Policy Studies, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary.

Jovanovic's post is about how knowledge originating from ‘the East’ is and should be reshaping and disturbing the supremacy of ‘Western academia’, and how research here can inform policies in other parts of the world.

Blog: Backsliding in the European Union

TransCrisis project blog post by Nick Sitter, research affiliate at CPS and professor at SPP

Blog: Feminist struggles in backsliding democracies

March 28, 2018

By Andrea Krizsan and
Conny Roggeband

Placing violence against women, including domestic violence, on the global human rights agenda was one of the most impressive successes of the women’s rights movement over the last three decades.