Covid 19-related CEU Senate Decisions, Policies and Communications
Dear All, please look to these documents related to COVID 19 communications and decisions by CEU if need be.
SPP is here to support our faculty, staff, students and alumni. OneCEU site has a collection of Rector updates for the community, along with separate communications from the Provost, Dean of Students, on issues such as working from home, guidance to supervisors re work obligations of parents. CEU document repository is where you can find COVID 19 academic decisions, such as grading and extensions, the PhD measures, and cost reimbursement for academics.


CEU ranks 30th in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, respectively in the subject areas of Politics and International Studies, in which CEU School of Public Policy contributes.

A panel of Professors Julia Buxton (SPP), Sandor Nagy (Corvinus) and visiting Erasmus teaching fellow Jorge Nallim (University of Manitoba) considered the return of the political right in Latin America. The event drew a large audience, including the much welcomed attendance of students from Corvinus.

Nick Sitter (School of Public Policy) and Elisabeth Bakke (University of Oslo) publish an article in the Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of European Union Politics on-line version, on Democratic Backsliding in the European Union. It argues that democratic backsliding in EU member states are not only a policy challenge for the EU, but a potential existential crisis because it undermined the credibility of its rule-of-law-based system.

MEP Michal Šimečka, Vice-Chair of the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament, launched the Mechanism at CEU’s School of Public Policy (SPP) on February 18, 2020, in his role of the Parliament's Rapporteur for the Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Pact.

The Institute for Advanced Study, The School of Public Policy and the CEU Doctoral School organized a workshop which discussed different approaches to the ongoing problem of widespread poverty in developing countries. In the center of the discussion is the problematic of the synergy effects of democratic institutions and targeted social programs, such as conditional cash transfer programs – CCTs – for alleviation of poverty.

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Meet the SPP Student Reps

Alina Bobkova
MA in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)
"As an Erasmus Mundus student in European Public Policy I’m very happy to study my first year at CEU. I never met as many international, diverse and inspiring people in one place, as in the CEU. It is amazing to study public policy in such a diverse community and learn from so many political (and not only) examples and interesting cases from all around the world! This program is a truly representative of the global world where our interconnection is also our strength and opportunity to grow."