Professor Harald Schoen receives additional funding for research on European common defence and shared security in times of COVID-19

The Volkswagen Foundation has approved funding for Professor Harald Schoen’s additional component “European Common Defence and Shared Security in Times of COVID-19” to the project B3.1839.

Project B3.1839 “Fighting Together, Moving Apart? European Common Defence and Shared Security in an Age of Brexit and Trump” aims to examine the dynamic relationship between elites and masses in policy-making about common defence in the multi-level European system. The project combines qualitative (elite interviews) and quantitative research (surveys with embedded experiments and media content analysis) to examine what factors affect European security policy preferences.