Research & Expertise

Our applied research group Changing Role of Europe at The Hague University of Applied Sciences studies the practical aspects of European professionalism. This page provides an overview of our current research projects.


What skills and knowledge should you have in order to work effectively on European affairs; within a company, in a ministry, or as a diplomat? Our expertise helps a new generation of European professionals.

Our team focuses on disciplines such as public management, business administration, communication and law.

The Hague Youth as Global Citizens

How can young people, policymakers, and international institutions in The Hague come closer together around the themes of 'peace, justice, and international cooperation', and what can we achieve with the interaction between these groups?

Post from Brussels

Curious about how European developments influence our Dutch parliamentary dossiers? In 'Post from Brussels', Mendeltje van Keulen reveals the important but often overlooked EU dimensions. Read her collection of columns and gain insight into what is missed by the national media.

Jean Monnet Chair EU-ACT DIGITAL, funded by the European Union

Can big tech be controlled? Can the government ensure your bank card stays secure in an e-wallet on your phone? Can algorithms be prevented from discrimination, and social media from being flooded with fake news?

European professionals in the spotlight

Europe takes human work- every day hundreds of professionals in the Netherlands and other EU-member states are busy making and implementing European policies. They play an important role in shaping and carrying out European priorities. With the European Professionals in the Spotlight project, we want to put a face on this fact.

To Brussels and back

For many people, it is difficult to get a grip on the European Union: what is happening there and and how can you influence it? You only need to turn on the television and you will hear politicians claim that 'Brussels' has decided something about our wildlife reserves, the climate or the economy. So it often seems like the EU is taking measures we have no influence over at all. This is not true, but then how does it work?

‘Europe as an opportunity’ – Increasing EU awareness in municipalities

Many municipalities, including those in the Netherlands, find it difficult to get a grip on European opportunities and challenges and to respond to them effectively. Four factors are usually lacking, namely (1) EU-awareness within the organisation, (2) an overarching European long-term strategy or vision within the organisation, (3) a pro-active knowledge sharing and (4) available capacity and resources.

EU Mobile Citizens – challenges and successes

How do small and medium-sized cities deal with EU mobile citizens? This project focuses on sharing success stories and improving policy areas.

The soft skills of a European professional

What skills should students develop to become successful European professionals? This question lies at the heart of this research project.