COST Action CA15207

Professionalization and Social Impact of European Political Science

Sonja Blum

MC Member

Sonja Blum is Researcher and Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the FernUniversität in Hagen (Germany). She is also Visiting Assistant Professor at the KU Leuven Public Governance Institute (Belgium). Sonja Blum holds a doctoral degree from the University of Münster (Germany), awarded in 2011 for her thesis on family policy reform processes in Germany and Austria. Her main research interests lie in the fields of public policy analysis, comparative social policy, family policy, policy ideas and knowledge utilisation. Together with Marleen Brans and Valérie Pattyn, she is co-chair of the Permanent Study Group on Policy Design and Evaluation within the EGPA (European Group for Public Administration). She is also co-coordinator of the “International Network on Leave Policies & Related Research” (LP&R), and editorial board member of European Policy Analysis. In her on-going research, she focuses on research utilisation in the policy process.

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12 December 2019

WG Reports are out!

WG1: The State of Political Science in Europe; WG2: Towards an European Political Science? Opportunities and Pitfalls in the Internationalisation [...]
5 September 2019

Working Group Meeting, Workshops/Conferences, The Hague, 19-20 September

New Babylon Conference Centre - Anna van Buerenplein 29, 2595 DA Den Haag, The Netherlands, Future Scenarios of the European [...]