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Sarah Berens (CCCP) participates in SFB at the University of Bremen

Collaborative Research Centre 1342 "Global Development Dynamics of Social Policy"

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved a new Collaborative Research Centre ("Sonderforschungsbereich" = SFB) at the University of Bremen. The SFB will receive funding of around eleven million euros over the next four years. The University of Cologne is involved in the sub-project B03 of the project manager Dr. Sarah Berens. Dr. Berens is a research associate at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics at the University of Cologne. Together with Prof. Dr. Philip Manow (University of Bremen), she is investigating the complementary development of social policy in several countries under the conditions of intensified global economic integration as part of the sub-project "International Complementarities in the Development of National Welfare States: The Transatlantic Sphere (1870-2020)".

Contributing partners and members of the SFB
The Collaborative Research Centre 1342 encompasses the SOCIUM Research Centre for Inequality and Social Policy and the Institute for International and Intercultural Studies (InIIS) as well as project leaders from the Research Centre for Eastern Europe, the Institute of History, the Institute for Geography, the Institute of Labour and Economics (IAW), the Centre for European Legal Policy and the Information Management Working Group of the Department of Computer Science. In addition to the University of Cologne, Jacobs University Bremen and the University of Duisburg-Essen are also involved.

The Collaborative Research Centre is scheduled to be launched at the beginning of 2018.

Further information on SFB 1342 can be found under the following link:

Dr. Sarah Berens
Cologne Center for Comparative Politics
University of Cologne
Herbert-Lewin-Str. 2
50931 Cologne
E-mail: sarah.berens(at)