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Hans-Jörg Trenz

Hans-Jörg Trenz

Professor

Education
Studied Sociology, criminology and Romance languages at Universität des Saarlandes (Diplom Soziologe, 1992), Universitá di Bari and Universidad de Barcelona

PhD in Social and Political Sciences (1998) from the European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy

Habilitation (2005) from Humboldt Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften

Occupation

European Commission, Brussels stage (1996)

Researcher: Muenchner Projektgruppe fuer Sozialforschung, Munich (1997-1998)

Senior Researcher: Humboldt Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (1998-2004)

Professor: ARENA, Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo (2005-2011)

Adjunct Professor: ARENA, Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo (2011-present)

Grants obtained

1988-1989: 10 months ERASMUS grant for studying at University of Bari/Italy

1990-1991: 10 months grant within the Master programme “Critical Criminology” (studied at University of Barcelona)

1993: Grant of the Instituto Camoes for a 6 weeks research stay at University of Lisbon

1993-1995: DAAD grant for pursuing a PhD at the European University Institute, Florence

1995-1996: PhD grant of the European University Institute, Florence

1996-1997: 12 months research grant of the Kulturwisenschaftliches Institut Essen

1997: 6 months research grant of the University of Aarlborg/Denmark (declined)

2001-2003: Habilitation grant of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Past and current research activities

9/1997-8/1999 : “Regieren jenseits öffentlicher Legitimation. Zur Transformation von Öffentlichkeit in der EU“ within the DFG-framework programme „EU-Governance“ (Prof. Beate Kohler-Koch, Mannheim) (two years grant by the DFG)

9/1999-8/2000 : „Von der Herausbildung europäischer Elitenöffentlichkeit zur Europäisierung nationaler Öffentlichkeit. Bedingungen und Wirkungen einer Expansion von Öffentlichkeit in Europa“ (Prof. Klaus Eder) within the DFG-framework programme „EU-Governance“ (Prof. Beate Kohler-Koch, Mannheim) (one year grant by the DFG)

9/2001-8/2003: „Die Strukturierung öffentlicher Kommunikation in der EU“. Coordinating research activities at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (two years grant by the DFG)

4/ 2003-12/2005: „Organised Civil Society in Europe“ (University Trento/Italy and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Two years grant by the EU FP5)

9/2005-12/2008: “Building the EU’s social constituency: exploring the dynamics of public claims-making and collective representation in Europe and assessing the implications for the EU’s legitimacy” (3 years grant by the DFG in coordination with an ESF programme including partner institutions in UK, Germany, Spain and Norway).

09/2004-08/2008: Member of the EU FP6 Network Project CONNEX

1/2007-12/2011: Coordination of the WP “Public Sphere and Civil Society”, EU-FP6 Project RECON: Reconstituting Democracy in Europe (2007-2012)

since 9/2007:   Coordination of the working area “The cognitive-cultural dimension of the transformation of political order”. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2007-2017)

9/2008-8/2010: EUROPOLIS  a deliberative polity making project (two years grant by the EU FP7)

2013-2018: Principal Investigator and coordinator of WP 3: Complex Diversity: the Social and Cultural Interpretations of Changing European and Global Order of the  transfaculty cooperation project EUROCHALLENGE, supported by the UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research

2015-2018: TransSol: European paths to transnational solidarity at times of crisis: Conditions, forms, role-models and policy responses (Horizon 2020 Research Grant

Knowledge of Languages

German (mother tongue)

English, French, Italian, Spanish (good oral and written comprehension)

Portuguese, Catalan, Dutch (sufficient oral and good reading comprehension)

Dansk (improving)

Norsk (forgetting)

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