A brief about the institute
The institute focuses on interdisciplinary research on constitutionalism in legally, politically and culturally different regions. Its aim to conduct innovative research that connects the latest findings from the field of constitutional-legal theory, political science, and sociology using qualitative empirical research methods. From 1.11.2021 to 30.10.2023, his activity is financed by the ERC CZ grant No. LL2106 and entitled "Identity and constitutionalism: The ability of institutions to shape political communities in the EU-MENAP region", which examines the conditions under which institutions in two different regions can function as a primary discursive tool for shaping the identity of political communities (more information about the project, please check RECONCILE Project page). The team corresponds to the institute's interdisciplinary and regional focus and consists of experts in comparative constitutional law with a focus on the transatlantic and MENA regions, political philosophy and empirical methods, and project coordinators (see the appendix for short biographies of the research team members). The Institute strives to obtain international grants to finance its activities. The institute applied for an ERC Consolidator Grant in November 2023, the results of which will be announced in December 2024.