Izabella Barati Stec, Affiliated Professor at SPP gave a talk at UNEP HQ

May 9, 2018

"Izabella Barati Stec, Affiliated Professor at SPP gave a talk about “The role of gender balanced budgets in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals” at the UNEP HQ in Nairobi. Gender inequality has human development costs and impacts the environment and gender budgeting is a way for governments, but also for institutions such as UN Environment, to promote equality through the budget process. The presentation explored how fiscal policies aiming to close the gender gap spread economic and social benefit, reduce economic volatility and boost economic development.

SPP professor awarded a research grant from the German Thyssen Foundation

April 27, 2018

Together with Markus Wagner (University of Vienna) and Thomas Sattler (University of Geneva), Evelyne Hübscher  (SPP associate professor) was awarded a research grant from the German Thyssen Foundation.

New publication by SPP’s Kahanec and Fabo: Web-based surveys can inform research and policy

April 18, 2018

New research article by SPP professor and acting head Martin Kahanec and former visiting research fellow Brian Fabo, Can a voluntary web survey be useful beyond explorative research? published in the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.

Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations Beyond Accession in Central and Eastern Europe

April 16, 2018

A new book edited by SPP faculty member Agnes Batory and long-standing CEU faculty Andrew Cartwright and Diane Stone has just been published by Edward Elgar. Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations takes a policy studies perspective in considering post-communist EU member states’ experiences since accession.

JRC launches call for experts for Enlightenment 2.0

April 16, 2018

As the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the JRC already provides world class regulatory research. Nevertheless, there is a need to better understand and explain the drivers that influence policy decisions and political discourse. Doing so will help to optimise the way that scientific evidence is used in policy-making. 

Enlightenment 2.0 will explore the extent to which facts, values and social relations affect political behaviour and decision-making.