EuropaNova was founded by young European professionals wishing to contribute to the public debate with concrete proposals, mobilise the broadest public via innovative actions, accelerate the move towards an European democratic economic and social space. Considered as a beneficial tool in spreading the ideas of EuropaNova, the department of studies selects, on a daily basis, different press articles, for analysis and diffusion, as well as works of other think tanks and academics. The latter constitute the scientific foundation of the Working Groups– which are working around topics such as Sustainable Development, Security and Defense, the European Business Law Code, Innovation, Digital Affairs, Culture or Energy Policy; niches of common interest in which professionals, senior experts, students and researchers gather together. Thus, EuropaNova’s contributors are academics, experienced professionals and young talents. Hence, the department of studies ensures an equilibrium between expertise and consulting, in Europa Nova’s perimeter of action. Since its establishment, EuropaNova is based upon the will of young, interdisciplinary and engaged people, who want to act on Europe’s reality and daily life. Networking and connecting stakeholders, students, young people, experts and researchers has always constituted EuropaNova’s DNA.A huge number of our publications draw on a narrow collaboration between students and leading experts: it constitutes an essential educational approach, specific to our own vision of research. This ambition is being reflected in the organisation of debates for civil society, in order to cherish those intellectual synergies. EuropaNova aims at filling the bridge between EU institutions and civil society. Based on an efficient method, the deliberative debates, we coordinate gatherings and dialogues between experts and participants around topics which mold current and future events. These meetings result in regular publications, destined to highlight each and everyone’s idea and knowledge.
Elise Bernard, Senior Researcher, Director of Studies, EuropaNova
Elise Bernard is Director of Studies at EuropaNova, Paris XVI-France since 2016. Trainings (Ministries, European tenders): Deliberative debates politicians/students all over the EU, Management of working groups. Several Publications. She holds a PhD in Public Law, a Master II in European Studies Public Law, a Postgraduate Diploma about Legal studies on the Territory and a Law degree (first year of Master) in International and European Law.
Amélie Jaques-Apke, Director, EuropaNova Germany
Currently Director General of the think- and do- tank Europa Nova Germany (multilateral European projects and research), Amélie is a political analyst and researcher with five years of experience in the public sector (Franco-German Office for Youth, French Parliament, Ministry of Interior, Delegation of the EU in Washington D.C.). Main interests: European political innovation, European integration/fragmentation dynamics, diplomatic security policy, transatlantic relationships, Latin America. Her research focus: Radical right populism, the rule of law, EU foreign security policy after the Berlin Wall and European pacifism within EU diplomacy. Amélie studied International Affairs, security and diplomacy at Sciences Po Paris and King’s College London.