Democracy Week (Democratiuka in Norwegian) is an annual event hosted in Kristiansand during the week when Europe Day is celebrated. University of Agder is a key partner in this, and the Faculty of Social Sciences plays a major role in organising some of the university's activities.
Click here to see the events held for Democracy Week this year (2-8 May 2022).
European Conference on Democracy and Human Rights
The Department of Political Sciences is one of the contributors to the European Conference on Democracy and Human Rights, hosted by the city of Kristiansand. The conference is organized jointly with the Council of Europe, the University of Agder, Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Sørlandets Kunstmuseum (SKMU), Arkivet Peace and Human Rights Centre, Cultiva Foundation, and Agder County Council.
Click here to read more about this year's conference, which was held on 5 May 2022.
Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCoE) was established in 2020 under the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme, as the first in Norway. It is based at UiA’s Department of Political Science and Management and involves a collaboration with colleagues from the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Department of Law, and the School of Business and Law. The centre will promote excellence in research in EU studies by fostering collaborative dynamics among the the twelve key staff and beyond. The centre aims to foster our understanding of Post-Brexit Europe by studying two laboratories of differentiated integration.
The project runs from November 2020 to November 2023.