Aug 12 2016 Posted: 11:54 IST
School of Political Science and Sociology PhD Student Giada Laganà convened a very successful Section at the ECPR graduate student conference in Tartu (Estonia) in July 2016, entitled “European policy practices in times of crisis and transition”. With 7 panels and a total of 38 papers it was the largest section in the conference. Themes varied from the unintended consequences of European Integration and EU policy practices to EU regional policy. Working with PhD colleagues from a range of European Universities (including Cambridge, the Université libre de Bruxelles and the University of Florence) Laganà played a key role in building a European graduate student network in her field of study, an achievement acknowledged by the ECPR organising committee. In addition, the panel she organised on “European Integration: Intended and Unintended Consequences” was judged to have the best turnout of the conference, based on the results of a survey of students and organizers.