Knowledge Actors and Constructing Governing Panoramas

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The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its next event:

Knowledge Actors and the Construction of New Governing Panoramas
The Case of European Commission’s DG Education and Culture

Wednesday 25 November 2015
5pm – 6.30pm

50 George Square · Room G.02
George Square · Edinburgh EH8 9JU

Dr Sotiria Grek
Lecturer in Social Policy
The University of Edinburgh

This presentation will offer an analysis of the internal and external dynamics of the European Commission’s Directorate General (DG) Education and Culture (EAC). It will discuss its role from the mid-1990s until quite recently in the construction of the European education policy space. In particular, it will focus on the politics of monitoring national education systems through the Open Method of Coordination and DG EAC’s support of OECD international assessment studies, such as PISA.

In so doing, it will also consider how DG EAC has built upon alliances inside and outside the Commission (most notably with the OECD) in order to establish itself as a significant actor both within the hierarchy and structure of the Commission and with national education systems and global actors. Through this case study, the presentation will reflect on the role of knowledge (in numerical and discursive forms) in constructing new education governing panoramas in Europe and globally.

Emily Hancox | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Law
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome


Sotiria GrekSotiria GrekEdinburgh Europa Institute Logo (@SotiriaGrek)
The University of Edinburgh

Dr Sotiria Grek is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh and Associate Director of the University’s Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) Her research interests include education governance, education and European integration and uses of knowledge.

Emily HancoxEmily HancoxEdinburgh Europa Institute Logo (@emily_hancox)
The University of Edinburgh

Emily Hancox is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and PhD Candidate in Law at the University of Edinburgh. She is Managing Editor of the Edinburgh Law School Research Paper Series and her research focuses on the scope of application of European Union law.

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