Rosa Sanchez Salgado joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam in August 2010. She has previously taught European politics and Public Policy at several universities in France, including at SciencePo in Paris.
The European Union and civil society organizations. Her PhD dissertation, as well as ensuing research, focus on the efforts by EU institutions, above all the Commission to shape civil society organizations, social movements and social protest. She has recenlty published a book on this topic: Europeanizing Civil Society: How the EU Shapes Civil Society Organizations (Palgrave).
European transnational Governance She also works on transnational democratic governance, with a particular focus on European transnational projets in the domain of employment and vocational training. She aims at assesing the effects of cultural and institutional diversity on European policy making.
Emotions, mindfulness and social change. More recently, my research focus has shiflted to the analysis of the role of emotions in dymanics of public contestation and social change. This includes the analyses of how mindfulness can contribute to the understanding of major challenges of the present time.
Consultant for the Human dignity and human rights caucus (HDHRC). The HDHRC is a temporary device aimed at enhancing human rights within the framework of the Word social Forum (WSF). Her tasks included advice on network management and coordination of HDHRC activities carried out during the WSF in Nairobi (Kenya 2007) and Belem (Brazil 2009).
Program and Research Officer for the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) from 2001 to 2005. Her task at the Americas departmet at FIDH included research, the organization of international seminars and fact finding missions and lobbying activities before the EU, the UN and the OAS.
World Social Forum 2009 (Belem):
This master seminar considers how interest groups affect public policy in multiple venues and in particular at the European level. It also includes an overview of the lobbying and advocacy strategies of the most significant interest groups such as business organizations, NGOs, social movements, etc.
Master Politicologie. Semester 2 (block 1 & 2)
EU topics have become more salient in the wake of the economic crisis. In spite of much attention, the actual role and relevance of the EU are still widely misunderstood. This seminar focus on the increasing significance of the EU over the years. The evolution of the EU institutional architecture and theories of European integration are discussed. Attention is then be drawn to the functioning of European institutions, decision-making procedures and specific European policies. A basic descriptive knowledge of European institutions, policies and procedures will be combined with an analytical approach, aiming at providing a clear picture of how the EU actually works.
BA Politicologie 3rd Year. Semester 1 (Block 2 & 3)
This seminar brings together students writing a bachelor project on the broad topic "Emotions in Policymaking". In spite of the so-called affective turn in social sciences, there is still little research on the role of emotions in Politics. This Research Project invites students to confront this gap by systematically analyzing the role of emotions in Politics.
BA Politicologie 3rd Year. Semester 2 (Block 5 &6 )