FASoS Research

Anna Herranz-Surrallés receives one of the three EUIA18 Best Paper Awards

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA18) is a biennial conference organised by several Brussels-based institutions. The 6th edition took place between 16 and 18 May, gathering around 350 participants. Anna Herranz-Surrallés received one of the three Best Paper awards for her paper “Paradoxes of parliamentarization in European security and defence: When politicization and integration undercut parliamentary capital”.


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Aneta Spendzharova presents research at the European Banking Authority

Aneta Spendzharova presented her research on the institutional development of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) in financial sector governance at a European Banking Authority (EBA) workshop in London on 18 June. The workshop brought together academics, practitioners and policy-makers in the context of the on-going ESAs review conducted by the European Commission and the impending move of the EBA from London to Paris after Brexit.

Giselle Bosse presents study on Belarus to the European Parliament

On 19 June 2018, Giselle Bosse (FASoS) presented her study on “Human rights in Belarus: The EU’s role since 2016” (co-author Alena Vieira, University of Minho) to the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). Special thanks to Mr Moritz Höpner (student Research Master European Studies), who has assisted this project with background research.


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New research project for Joop de Jong and his research group

De Molenstichting Limburg (Limburg Mills Society) has asked Joop de Jong to conduct a second research project. Based on the outcome of the first research project on the image and position of the Molenstichting amongst stakeholders, the board of the Molenstichting has asked for advice about the follow up or next step in the organisation and implementation of its strategic policy plan for the preservation of historic wind and watermills in Limburg.


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Follow-up Research Assessment 2017

As communicated before, our research institute received a very positive result in the 2017 research assessment exercise (three times ‘very good’ for research quality, the link to society, and the viability of the research institute). The Executive Board of our university has in the meantime approved the response by the FASoS Faculty Board to the recommendations that we received.


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Hans Schouwenburg wins UM valorisation prize

Two researchers who earned their PhD from Maastricht University in 2017 were awarded a prize for the quality of their valorisation chapter in their dissertation. Since a few years, PhD candidates at the UM are required to write a chapter about the way their research can be translated into societal or economic value. Last year, Dr. Hans Schouwenburg and Dr. David Barata wrote this chapter so well that they were awarded the Valorisation Prize 2017.


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Harro van Lente awarded for Sustainability Science paper

The journal Sustainability Science has awarded the paper ‘Sustainability assessment as problem structuring: three typical ways‘ an honorable-mention in the Best Paper Award 2017.

The paper, authored by Harro van Lente and colleagues from ICIS, addresses the epistemological differences in various approaches of sustainability assessment and discusses the implications. The paper was nominated from among 62 articles.


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Klaartje Peters receives KNAW Grant for research on local governance

The Staatsman Thorbecke Fund of the KNAW has awarded a grant for a research project on ‘Strengthening the role of the local council’ by Klaartje Peters.
The grant, that will be partly spent on a postdoc for two years, aims to assess the accountability regime in Dutch local government, and to search for accountability practices elsewhere that could be useful for Dutch municipalities.

Call for researchers – NWO Bessensap

On Friday 15 June 2018, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Dutch association for Science Journalism and Communication (VWN) will jointly host Bessensap in Amsterdam. To help shape the programme, the NWO is looking for researchers who are interested in presenting their own research to a large audience of science journalists, communicators, and other interested parties. Submit your proposal by email by Friday 30 March.


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Sally Wyatt to coordinate VSNU ‘Digital Society’ initiative

The VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) has launched a nation-wide initiative to conduct research about the ‘digital society’, and to consolidate the Dutch position. Together with Professors Inald Lagendijk (Delft) and Maarten de Rijke (UvA), Sally Wyatt will coordinate the initiative for the coming three years.


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