Continuation of collaborative project with Danish Institute for International Studies

The collab­o­ration between the Danish Institute for Inter­na­tional Studies (DIIS) and the Institute for European Politics (IEP) will continue in 2017. Launched in 2015 with a project on Danish-German military cooper­ation, the most recent project in 2016 concen­trated on the effects of the refugee crisis on Denmark and the German government’s EU-policy agenda as well as its political leeway. This year, security debates in the run-up to the German national elections will be the main focus of the collab­o­ration.

The project aims to analyze which societal devel­op­ments are perceived and framed as threats to domestic security and how political parties position themselves in this context. Additionally, impli­ca­tions of German domestic security debates on EU politics will be examined. Two articles will be published in the course of the cooper­ation project in 2017.