Research Seminars Series FGGA: The involvement of national civil servants in the EU’s policy process
- Friday 3 June 2016
2511 VA The Hague
You are cordially invited to the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) Research Seminar with Caspar van den Berg of the Institute of Public Administration on Friday June 3. Van den Berg will present recent research findings from a project on the involvement of national civil servants in the EU’s policy process (see description below). The seminar will take place from 15.30 to 17.00 in Schouwburgstraat 2 (room A2.02) in The Hague. The seminar will be followed by refreshments.
The FGGA Research Seminar is a forum for the presentation and discussion of current, high-quality research on topics covered by the faculty. This includes governance at the global, European, national and sub-national levels; public management, public policy and political economy; crisis, conflict and security; and development, sustainability and public health. The aim of the seminar is to stimulate academic discussion and collaboration at the faculty and between the faculty and leading academics and academic institutions. The seminar features both external speakers and researchers from our own faculty and is convened every 2-3 weeks during the academic year.
The Research Seminar is organized under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.
- Thursday June 16: Arjen Boin (Institute of Political Science, Leiden University), “Managing a Super Disaster: lessons of Hurricane Katrina”, 15.30-17.00h, Schouwburgstraat 2 (Living Lab), The Hague.
For more information about the seminar series, please contact Johan Christensen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Joris van der Voet (email@example.com) or David Ehrhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No affiliation with Leiden University or registration is required to attend. We hope to see you all in the seminars!
The involvement of national civil servants in the EU’s policy process
Caspar van den Berg (Institute of Public Administration, Leiden University) will present recent research findings from a collaborative project with Sebastiaan Princen (Utrecht University) and Ellen Mastenbroek (Radboud University) on the involvement of national civil servants in the EU’s policy process. A large part of EU policy work is done by national civil servants. What they do, what their attitudes are vis-à-vis the EU and how their EU-work is organizationally embedded, are crucial factors for the way in which member states operate within the EU. Still, their work is largely invisible to outside observers and has thus far received only very little scholarly attention. Caspar will present the findings of a recent survey research that was conducted among Dutch civil servants across all domestic levels of government and across all policy sectors (N=3529) and contrast them with the findings of a comparable research project conducted in 2006.