The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is the University of Edinburgh’s postgraduate forum for European affairs. We provide a space for researchers, in particular PhD students and Early Career Researchers, to present their work in European studies, to receive feedback and to exchange ideas in a friendly and constructive environment. We organise our Seminar Series of research presentations, supplemented by occasional panel discussions and conferences.
Europa RG is run by a team of doctoral researchers from Edinburgh Law School and the School of Social and Political Science. The Group was founded in 2013 and forms part of the Edinburgh Europa Institute. All of the Group’s events are open to the entire university community and to guest academics and practitioners.
Edinburgh Law School
Mihail Vatsov is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and PhD Candidate in Law at the University of Edinburgh. His research focuses on the actorness of the EU in its external Common Fisheries Policy using the concept of Normative Power Europe.
School of Social and Political Science
Alexander Mesarovich is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and a PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. He is a specialist in the study of politics, economics, and society, with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe, but with substantial experience of political campaigning and organizing in the UK and the US.