Centre for Research on the European Matrix
Welcome to the homepage of CRonEM!
The Centre for Research on the European Matrix (CRonEM) is a new multidisciplinary research centre housed in the School of Politics at the University of Surrey.
At CRonEM, we research European integration as a matrix of overlapping layers of governance, institutions and processes that shape how people of this continent live their lives and are governed, as well as how Europe engages the rest of the world. We understand the EU as a core part of this matrix, but not as a synonym for it.
CRonEM organises a series of research seminars, an annual conference and other events aimed at outreach beyond academia, particularly in the Surrey region. We also welcome proposals from visiting scholars with research interests that reflect our research agenda.
CRONEM was previously known as the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism. A legacy page which hosts information about CRONEM’s previous work and events (2004-12) will be available soon.
CRonEM's Official Launch Debate
15 November 2012, Europe House, London
Sir Stephen Wall versus Dr Richard Corbett: Has the EU Passed its Sell-by Date?
A video clip with Launch debate and short interviews is available on YouTube
Does Crisis Produce Right-Wing Extremism?
Nationalism, Cultural Opportunities and Varieties of Support
11 December 2013
Croatia - Making a Success of EU Membership
25 November 2013
This was a joint event with the Croatian Embassy in London.
Speaking TrEUth to Power
Read our latest blogs.
2 - 3 July 2013
Researching European Integration: Beyond Methodological Nationalism and Disciplinary Silos
Conference slides will be added shortly.
9 - 10 May 2013
Short interview with Dr Mikael Karlsson, President of the European Environmental Bureau