The common research focus of CONNEX is "efficient and democratic governance in a multi-level Europe". In order not to be overwhelmed by complexity, a thematic repartition has been agreed covering 4 dimensions:
- The institutional architecture of multi-level governance,
- ways and means of enhancing democracy in European governance,
- gains and challenges of including civil society in multi-level governance,
- introducing flexibility of governance through new instrument.
The organisation of research will follow this thematic repartition. The joint programme of activities is focusing research on these 4 core thematic areas, organised in 6 research groups (RGs). See topic -Research Groups- on the left for more detailed information on the research groups.