Michael KAEDING

Courses offered

The Future of Europe: Understanding and Designing Europe´s Differentiated Present and Future (30h)

EU Policies : Review and Analysis of their Implementation (30/25h)

Current position

  • Visiting professor, European Political and Governance Studies Department;
  • Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics, Institute of Political Science, University of Duisburg-Essen;
  • Senior Research Fellow at the University of Ljubljana;
  • Coordinator of the Horizon Europe project ActEU (“Activating European citizens´ trust in time of crises and polarisation”, 1.3.2023-28.2.2025);
  • Coordinator of the Horizon Europe project InvigoratEU (“Invigorating Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy for a Resilient Europe”, 1.1.2024-31.12.2026)

Previous professional affiliations

Leiden University, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Delegation of the European Commission to the United States in Washington, D.C., Secretariat General of the Council of the European Union, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Carl-Schurz Visiting Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Political Science/La Follette School of Public Affairs)

Education

M.A. University of Konstanz;
PhD Leiden University (2008 Van Poelje Yearprize for best Ph.D. thesis in Public Administration in the Netherlands and Flanders);

PADEMIA Teaching Award 2016 for “NRW debattiert Europa” - an inter-university project debating the future of Europe

Other professional activities

  • Visiting Fellow at European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
  • EP Jean Monnet Academy and European Administrative School Visiting Professor
  • Turkish-German University Visiting Professor
  • Former Chairman and current Honorary Board Member of TEPSA (Trans European Studies Association)
  • Fulbright alumnus and IPC-Mercator Fellow

Research interests

Problem-oriented, multidisciplinary research on political decision-making and non-voters in multi-level systems; Future of Europe; European Union institutions and governance; European Parliament elections; compliance with EU law, norms and values across Member States

Recent publications

  • Kaeding, M., J. Pollack and P. Schmidt (2024) (eds.) Enlargement and the Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals, Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Kaeding, M. and M. Milenkovic (2023)“Candidate Countries’ Engagement with European Union Agencies – Alternative Modes of EU Integration?”, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies https://doi.org/10.1080/19448953.2023.2167349
  • Kaeding, M., J. Pollack and P. Schmidt (2023) (eds.) Climate Change and the Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals, Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Kaeding, M. (2022) “Go back to start! Resetting UK´s role in EU agencies”, in J.-E. Fossum and C. Lord (eds.) Brexit Handbook, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 216-231.
  • Kaeding, M. and M. Milenkovic (2021) “External differentiation: Turkey´s role in EU agencies”, RSC 2021/83, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU).
  • Kaeding M. and S. Haußner (2020) Special issue on 2019 European elections in Research & Politics (open access journal)