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Organization profile

Profile of the Seminar: It is a Seminar dedicated to the contemporary dynamics of the European Union, whose general objective is to develop research skills through the observation and analysis of the processes and dynamics of integration of the European Union that have taken place in the 21st century in order to contribute to the current discussions with a critical view. In addition, the aim is to stimulate and create group work skills together with the skills of a professional in international relations in order to enter into the practice of a researcher in this discipline.
All of the above will be achieved through the deepening and dissemination of the importance of the region and its integration process to the interested academic community. The development of research skills specific to the field of area studies and integration studies. The creation of projects and dissemination of research products related to the European Union as the object of study.

Methodology of work: The research group is constructed in a horizontal way, where the participating students, the director and the co-director are active members of the group. The latter two members are also a guide for the students in order to achieve the specific objectives and thus the general objective of the group.
All members of the seedbed meet once a week to advance in the tasks defined and outlined in the chronogram, which was elaborated with the consensus of all the active members. Each of the weekly meetings ends with the definition of the agenda for the following session, which delimits the objectives and tasks that the student members must carry out during extracurricular time. All this with the purpose of both fulfilling the tasks of the seedbed and achieving an efficient and effective functioning of the seedbed.

Pre-requisites for admission (optional)
Third semester or more

Active lines or projects:

Economic line
- Political and economic effects of the actions taken by the EU to cushion the Eurozone crisis.
- Influence of economic policies on the emergence of Eurosceptic movements.

Gender line
- Women's participation in the European Commission and Parliament.

Environment line
- Effects of COVID 19 on the environmental agenda of the European Parliament and the European Commission

Disciplines: International relations and area studies

Organization profile

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

The research incubator for the study of the European Union contemporary trends has the overall purpose of developing research skills of the students through the observation and analysis of the processes and dynamics of the EU integration in the 21st century and thus contribute to current discussions with a critical and external view. In addition, it seeks to intellectually stimulate students and create group work skills along with the skills of a professional in international relations to enter the exercise of a researcher in that discipline.

All of the above is achieved through: (1) The development of research skills in the field of area studies and integration studies; (2) The dissemination of the importance of the region and its integration process to a larger community; and (3) The creation of research projects and dissemination of research products related to the European Union as an object of study.

OPERATION

The incubator is constructed horizontally so that participating students, the principal and co-principal are active peer members of the seedbed. These last two members are also a guide for the students in order to achieve the specific objectives.

All members of the incubator meet once a week to advance the tasks defined and outlined in the schedule, which was developed with the consensus of all active members. Each of the weekly meetings ends with the definition of the agenda for the next session, which outlines the objectives and tasks that the student members must accomplish through extra-curricular time. All this with the purpose of both fulfilling the tasks of the incubator and achieving an efficient and effective operation of it.

The training objectives are achieved by reviewing and analyzing literature (scientific, official and journalistic), creating and developing research projects with permanent feedback, as well as creating products for dissemination and disclosure to the general public via social networks. Additionally, the incubator works with external invited participants two to three times a semester, initial presentation of relevant current news on a weekly basis, as well as monthly evaluation sessions for adjustments to group dynamics.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

- Influence of monetary policy on the emergence of Eurosceptic movements

- Women's participation in legislative institutions

- Role of political parties in the development of environmental policies