The Centre for Small State Studies (CSSS) at the University of Iceland has launched a new publication series in which contemporary academic research concerning small states is introduced in a succinct and coherent manner. These short analytical papers are aimed at journalists, bureaucrats, embassy staff and all those interested in learning about new research in the field of small state studies.
One of these short analytical papers, Small States seeking influence in the European Commission: Opportunities and Constraints, by Caroline Howard Grøn, discusses the opportunities and constraints for two small EU member states, Denmark and Sweden, when trying to obtain influence on drafting legislation in the European Commission .
The Centre for Small State Studies at the University of Iceland was awarded a Centre of Excellence grant from the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme in 2013. The Centre for Small State Studies has thus become a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. With regard to the grant, the Centre aims at strengthening interdisciplinary research concerning small states and their role in international society.