Jacques Delors Centre

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The Jacques Delors Centre at the Hertie School in Berlin offers to support postdoctoral researchers in their application for a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Global or European Fellowship. Expressions of interest should be directed to freudlsperger[at]delorscentre[dot]eu by 9 July 2021.

The Jacques Delors Centre is among the leading research institutes on the law, politics, and political economy of European integration. The Centre’s community comprises more than thirty researchers at all career stages. Situated in the heart of Berlin and integrating one of the country’s most renowned think tanks on European affairs, the Jacques Delors Centre also strives to build a bridge into the practice of EU politics. For more information about the Jacques Delors Centre see here.

As a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellow, the Delors Centre would offer you full integration into our research activities, an individual workplace, access to the Hertie School’s library and research services, and partnerships with leading international institutions in the field. The European Commission provides living and mobility allowances plus, if applicable, family, special needs and long-term leave allowances. For detailed information on the scheme and its eligibility criteria, please consult the website of the European Commission. The deadline for submission of applications is expected in October 2021.

Potential supervisors at the Jacques Delors Centre are professors Mark Dawson (research focus: law and politics of the EU), Markus Jachtenfuchs (research focus: multilevel governance and integration of core state powers) and Christine Reh (research focus: EU institutions and decision-making). Please consult their research profiles and the research projects hosted at the Jacques Delors Centre before applying.

The Jacques Delors Centre will provide support in the development of promising proposals. To judge the promise of your project, your expression of interest should include a two-page research proposal, an academic CV, and the names and contact details of two academic references. For further enquires please contact Christian Freudlsperger, research coordinator at the Jacques Delors Centre.

Nicole Koenig - Deputy Director

  • "I am leading the Centre’s think tank work on EU foreign and security policy, migration and institutional matters. It’s great to work at the interface between academia, the policy world and the media. A strong Franco-German dimension and clear international outlook makes it even more interesting." 

Sebastian Mack - Policy Fellow

  • "I am driving forward the Centre’s work on the regulation of European financial markets. Inspired by our founder Jacques Delors, my goal is to contribute to a European Union that serves all citizens. For me, a stable and sustainable financial system as well as fair play between businesses and consumers are indispensable prerequisites for a functioning democracy. At the Centre, we share Jacques Delors’ conviction that Europe is a wonderful place, and together we want to make it even better.”

Adina Maricut-Akbik - Research Fellow

  • “I am a postdoc at the Jacques Delors Centre researching accountability in EU economic governance. I liked working here from the beginning because of the Centre’s wide-ranging expertise in European politics, the active support of senior scholars in developing one’s research agenda, and the close-knit community of early career researchers studying similar topics. The Centre is a great place for anyone who seeks to build an academic or policy-focused career in European affairs.”

Vladimir Bogoeski - Research Fellow and PhD Candidate

  • "Being part of the Jacques Delors Centre has been an absolutely rewarding experience. As I study developments in EU labour law, the Centre offered me an interdisciplinary environment that gives a better understanding on theoretical insights and methods from other disciplines. This disciplinary diversity made me aware of various possibilities to explore a single issue which improved my own research approach immensely." 

Linda Hewitt - Press and Public Relations Officer

  • “My job is to keep the public informed about our latest publications; I also organise events at the Centre. What I appreciate about my work is that it is multifaceted as politics and research go together here. Our work is to be constantly confronted with pressing political issues while being actively involved with it. Always working with its fingers on the pulse of time makes it even greater!”