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Ramona Coman is President of the Institut d'études européennes (IEE) and Professor in Political Science at the Université libre de Bruxelles. her research has focused on Conflicts of sovereignty in a European Union in crisis’ (SovEU), including a number of collaborative research projects such as one between the University of Cambridge and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) funded by the Wiener-Anspach Foundation. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator for two Horizon Europe-funded research projects on Normative Dissensus, Liberal democracy, and the Rule of Law within the European Union.

The first of these projects is RED-SPINEL which stands for ‘Respond to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments and Norms of European Liberal democracy’. Launched in October of 2022, this interdisciplinary and intersectoral Research project brings together 11 partner organizations from 8 European countries and will analyze the changing nature of dissensus surrounding liberal democracy and its implications for EU supranational policy instruments - see The second of these projects is GEM-DIAMOND, an MSCA-funded Joint European Doctorate, which is a large-scale consortium of 17 institutions across three continents that coordinates the individual research projects of 16 doctoral fellows all working on dissensus and the future of European Democracy from a variety of points of view.

Overall Ramon Coman's research interests cover the European Union, modes of governance, rule of law, Central and Eastern Europe, think tanks, policy change/coordination, sovereignty