Sabina Kajnč

Sabina Kajnč
Address: Centre for European Policy Studies
1, Place du Congrès
B – 1000 Bruselj, Belgija
E-Mail: sabina.kajnc@ceps.eu
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Project

Middle-sized and small EU member-states in European foreign policy

The aim of my project is to put forward a model to study the dynamics – and its effect – between the Europeanization dimensions (projection, reception and socialization) in the framework of European foreign policy. It introduces a concept of ‘co-shaping potential’ in order to grasp the effect of Europeanization on design and substance of European foreign policy. The basic research question is: what does the process of Europeanization bring to member states’ co-operation within European foreign policy, i. e. what does it yield in terms of member states’ capacity to co-shape European foreign policy? The project looks at three different types of European foreign policies: (i) an established (Europeanized) policy area (EMP, SEE), (ii) a struggling policy (with diverging interests – EU – Russia, in the preparation of the new PCA) and (iii) an emerging foreign policy issue (EU – Central Asia, in the preparation of the EU – Central Asia strategy and follow up), as they offer three different sets of opportunity structures. It looks at small (Slovenia) and medium sized member state (Spain) to vary between their knowledge and resources.

Expertise

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Education and Qualifications

October 2008 –March 2009; ‘EFSPS’ visiting research fellow; The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels.

March 2008 – June 2008; ‘EFSPS’ visiting research fellow; Observatori Política Exterior Europea, Institut Universitari d\'Estudis Europeus (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

2003 - 2007; Research and Teaching Assistant; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences; Centre for International Relations.

2006; Ph. D. awarded (thesis on Understanding EFP: beyond the agency – structure dilemma); University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences; Centre for International Relations.

2001 - 2002; Postgraduate studies in „European Studies“. Master of European Studies; Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin, Europäisches Zentrum für Staatswissenschaft und Staatspraxis.

1995 - 2001; Political Science – International Relations Major. B. A. in Political Science; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences.

1997 - 1998; Open Society Institute scholarship recipient for one academic year; Randolph-Macon Woman‘s College, Lynchburg, Virginia, USA.

Grants and awards

2008; \"Best Ph.D. thesis award\" by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia

2007 - 2009; European Foreign and Security Studies Programme’ scholarship (financed by VolkswagenStiftung, Compagnia di San Paolo and Riksjubileumsfond Sverige

2003 - 2006; Ministry for education, science and sports of the Republic of Slovenia – full research grant and Ph. D. Scholarship at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences; Centre for International Relations

2003; Slovenian Science Foundation – grant for a study visit to London School of Economics and Political Science.

2001 - 2002; Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) – full scholarship for the master programme. At Europäisches Zentrum für Staatswissenschaft und Staatspraxis, Berlin.

1997 - 1998; Open Society Institute (OSI) – scholarship for Randolph-Macon Woman´s College (one academic year).

Expert Work

2003 - 2008; Assistant Editor at Journal of International Relations and Development.

2004 - 2005; Consultant (co-author) of Development Strategy of Slovenia, Ch. 9 on Slovenia in the International Community.

2003 - 2007; Management and organization of projects (at the level of Centre for International Relations, preparation and management of various projects funded by the European Commission: FORNET, projects within networks of excellence (EU-CONSENT, GARNET) and Jean Monnet Action (Jean Monnet Modules).

Languages

Slovenian - native language; English, German, Spanish, Croatian - fluent; French - advanced.

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