Main interests

Globalisation and Europeanisation processes are leading to new interconnections, exchange relationships and interdependencies in societies, economies and states. Some of them occur within Europe, while others are worldwide. Against that kind of background, interculturality assumes key importance as a problem related to action and structures.

As modern societies open up and dismantle their borders, experiential areas, scope for action, problems and new kinds of conflict situations as well as new structural possibilities come to light. These are the focus of research and knowledge transfer activities at CINTEUS.

The many different research activities in which CINTEUS members are engaged can be divided thematically into three interdisciplinary fields of research: globalisation, Europeanisation and European integration, and interculturality.


In this area, priority is given to sociological research in connection with globalisation, migration, inequality and interculturality, research into the political science aspects of labour relations, and economic research into international and transnational matters.

Europeanisation and European integration

In this area, priority is given to research on political science aspects of European integration and European policy, and to legal research in the fields of comparative and international labour, social and migration law as well as European law.


In this area, priority is given to research in the fields of intercultural linguistics, communication and sociology.