This multi-disciplinary Initial Training Network (ITN) on Inter-institutional Cooperation in the EU (INCOOP) brings together a group of 8 Universities, 3 professional organisations and high-level officials which share an interest in a better understanding of the functioning of institutions in the European system of multi-level governance. The participating Universities are: Maastricht University (coordinator); Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies; Cambridge University, Fondation nationale des Sciences Politiques Paris (Sciences Po); University of Loughborough; Université de Luxembourg; University of Mannheim; University of Osnabrück.
The University of Mannheim offers a pre-doctoral position for the duration of 24 months (maximum), starting in February or March 2012. The position is financed by the European Union within the framework of the People Programme: Initial Training Networks (FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008).
The focus of the research is the rapidly evolving field of inter-institutional cooperation within the European system of Multi-level governance.
The main objective of INCOOP is to improve the European career opportunities of young researchers by offering them a coherent academic training programme, complemented with a professional skills training programme and by exposing them to experience on the work-floor through an internship at a professional organisation such as the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA, Maastricht), DLA Piper Brussels and the and Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, Brussels).