Contacts for Dynamiques Européennes

Catherine Delcroix

Deputy Director:
Maurice Carrez

Contacts for SAGE

Hélène Michel

Deputy Director:
Philippe Hamman

Contacts for LARGE

Laurent Weill

Deputy Director:
Régis Blazy

Laboratories – Research Groups

Dynamiques européennes


Dynamiques européennes (the dynamics of European integration) is a joint research unit (UMR 7367) set up in January 2014 following the merger of two research laboratories:  Frontiers, Actors and Representations of Europe (FARE) and Cultures and Societies in Europe. Accredited by France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Strasbourg, Dynamiques européennes is run by an inter-disciplinary team of sociologists, historians, ethnologists, political scientists and geographers.

Its scientific goals, which have been jointly set by the different members, are underpinned by the idea that European integration is an extremely long and uncertain process, which combines cooperation and competition, trust and mistrust. This calls for an analysis not only of the consensuses but also of the conflicts that can be observed. European integration is thus a non-linear social-historical process, to be viewed just as much ‘from the bottom up’ (civil society players) as ‘from the top down’ (governing class, institutions, political cultures, etc.). Europe is also viewed in terms of its relations with the rest of the world (migrations, international relations, cultural transfers, production and circulation of standards, etc.), as well as from an historical perspective, stretching far further back than the post-1945 period.
The lab has therefore developed a programme of research into contemporary European dynamics based on epistemological comparisons, in particular between France and Germany, and cross-disciplinary analysis. The research programme has six main areas:

Area 1 – Resistance and ambivalent attitudes towards European integration

Area 2 – Unification through conflict: history, concepts and collective memory

Area 3 – Borders, inter-regionalism, and players in European integration

Area 4 – Being European: body, health and life factors

Area 5 – Circulation of knowledge, beliefs and standards in Europe

Area 6 – Migrations, mobility and Europeanisation

The research unit is currently involved in a number of national scientific excellence projects, including three IDEX initiatives: La construction européenne et le nouvel antieuropéanisme (European integration and the new anti-Europeanism), Surveiller et grandir: savoirs et fabriques du corps enfantin en Europe (a five-country comparative study into the increasing role of the state in child health and development), and Propreté de l'enfant, catégorisations sociales et fabrique du ‘bon parent’ (attitudes and practice on toilet training and good parenting); and other government-funded projects: (KEEPHEALTHYKIDS, Physionomy and  Open Food System), as well as a Jean Monnet Chair.


SAGE – Societies, Actors and Government in Europe


A new political and social science research lab accredited by the CNRS and Sciences Po Strasbourg


The Centre for European Political Sociology (GSPE) joined with three other research teams from the University of Strasbourg to create a new laboratory on 1 January 2013. SAGE is recognised nationally as a joint research unit (UMR):

SAGE – Societies, Actors and Government in Europe.

Reflecting the overall approach of Sciences Po Strasbourg, inter-disciplinarity is at the heart of SAGE’s scientific project. The 9 CNRS researchers and 50 other professors and lecturers are specialised in political science, sociology, demography, the history of science and technology, environmental law, human rights, and social geography. They work on issues of common interest and adopt an empirical approach to the social sciences, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

SAGE’s research is structured around six work groups:

Work group 1 – Elite transnationalisation and reconfiguration of political spaces in Europe
Work group 2 – Environment, health, science and society
Work group 3 – The transformation of collective mobilizations in Europe
Work group 4 – Social policies, familial and occupational dynamics
Work group 5 – Transformations in the markets of symbolic goods: culture, media, education
Work group 6 – Territorial dynamics, cities and mobilities


Management & Economics Research Laboratory (LaRGE)

The Management & Economics Research Laboratory (LaRGE), EA 2364, groups together professors and lecturers from the economics and management science disciplines and has a strong focus on finance and banking issues.

It is the main laboratory for masters’ students in finance at the University of Strasbourg.

It currently comprises 12 professors, 2 associate professors and 12 senior lecturers as well several temporary research and teaching staff members and PhD students.

The two sections of the LaRGE Laboratory work in different buildings (at Sciences Po and the nearby Strasbourg Business School).

The Changing Europe research federation


The Changing Europe (‘Europe en Mutation’) research federation n° 3241 was set up by eight research units when the University of Strasbourg was created in 2009, with support from the CNRS. The aim is to promote excellence in research on Europe, in particular on the European Union, the Council of Europe and their member states.

The federation is accredited by the University of Strasbourg and the CNRS. It aims to give a higher profile to the work of its researchers and teaching staff in the field of law, economics and history, and to foster multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.

It has two priority areas of work: Business and finance in a changing Europe (Le monde de l’entreprise, la finance et les mutations européennes) and Fundamental rights, identities and frontiers (Droits fondamentaux, identités et frontiers).

The Changing Europe research federation brings together eight research units, including two which are based at Sciences Po Strasbourg (FARE and LaRGE)

-    the Centre for Business Law (EA 3397),

-    the Centre for Private Law Studies – CDPF (EA 1351),

-    the Centre for International and European Studies – CEIE (EA 3994),

-    Frontiers, Actors and Representations of Europe – FARE – end 19th to 21st century history (EA 4374)

-    the Carré de Malberg Research Institute – IRCM (EA 3399)

-    the Research Department of the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies – CEIPI (EA 4375)

-    Management & Economics Research Laboratory – LaRGE (EA 2364)

-    Law, Religion and Enterprise in Europe – DRES (UMR 7354)