Institutions, Diversity, and Change in the European Union

  • First Slide
    Nature of Social Institutions
    Institutions & Practices
  • First Slide
    Social Structure & Dynamics
    Cultural Diversity In Europe
  • First Slide
    Research Methodologies in European Studies
    The European Studies Program
Education Background



This module deals with institutions, structures, and processes that have shaped the nature and structure of the contemporary European Union through cases and studies that focus primarily on issues related to Europe and are significant for India. Both Europe and India are pluralistic global communities that share a lot –antiquity, traditions, histories, past, cultures, plurality, and cultural diversity, both are democracies committed to human rights, an independent judiciary, and free press. India and Europe are multicultural civilizations that are rich repositories of memories, refinement, of values that are mature and distilled. Both are playing and are required to play a strategic role in today’s rapidly changing and globalising world. India and Europe are bearers of foundational ideals of special relevance to the contemporary and modern world, ideas that necessitate a combination of the ancient and the contemporary, of the old and the new, of the past and the future.



Roundtable Discussion

Roundtable discussion on the theme, ‘Women Sociopreneurs of Indonesia and India’, in collaboration with organized by the Centre for Chinese and Southeast Asian Studies, SLL & CS, JNU, in support of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, on 16th September 2022.


Young Researchers’ International Conference

Organized Young Researchers’ International Conference titled ‘Changing Contours of Institutions and Practices: Comparing India and Europe’ in collaboration with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dwarka, New Delhi, on 8 & 10 August 2022.



Organized a seminar on the ‘Role of Police in Nation Building’ in Seminar on the theme ‘Policing and Justice in Divided Society: Perils of Policing in India’ in collaboration with the Rajendra Punetha Foundation and Jean Monnet Module at India International Centre, New Delhi, 19th July 2022>


Afro - Diasporic Thought

Organised Seminar titled "Afro-Diasporic Thought and Black France" by Dr Mrinmoyee Bhattacharya, University of California, Irvine, in association with Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Migration and Diaspora Institute (MDI @ odi), and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advance Study (JNIAS) at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advance Study, under the Jean Monnet Project, on 14 July 2022


Faculty Development Program

Organized 7-day Faculty Development Program in association with Amity Academic Staff College in association with Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University, Noida on 'Research Methodology in Social Sciences: Issues, Trends, and Perspectives in Areas studies with Special Reference to European Studies" from June 3-10, 2022


International Seminar

Organized a 2-day International Seminar on "Mahatma Gandhi & Diaspora under the European Law & later" in association with Banaras Hindu University, ICSSR, and Organisation of Diaspora Initiatives at BHU on 23-24th April 2022.


Breaking The Bias

Organized a one-day seminar on the theme ‘Breaking the Bias’ to celebrate Women’s Day in collaboration with University College, Ghanaur, Punjabi University, Patiala, on 7th March 2022


Faculty Development Program

Organized a One-Week Faculty Development Program titled ‘Research in Social Sciences and Areas Studies: Contemporary Trends, Perspectives, and Pedagogy’ in collaboration with the Department of Humanities, School of Liberal Education, Galgotias University, NOIDA, UP, from 7th-13th February 2022


Online International Conference

Organized a two day Online International Conference in collaboration with, ICCD (Indian Centre for Cultural Diplomacy), Central University of Gujarat, and ODI (Organisation of Diaspora Initiatives, on the theme ‘Global Dynamics and Contemporary Challenges: Europe and India, on 20-21 October 2021


International Webinar

Organized a two day International webinar on the theme ‘Emerging Socio-Cultural and Political Issues: India and Europe’ in collaboration with, Amity Institute of Social Sciences, Amity University, NOIDA, UP, on 24-25th May 2021>

Business Women


Dr. Sheetal Sharma  Centre for European Studies, # 305, New Building, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi -110067; Email- Ph. - 011-26738714 (direct)


Research Interests include Culture and Society in Europe; International Relations and Diaspora Studies; Gender, and Empowerment of Women; Higher Education; Research Methodology in Social Sciences.


Offers M.Phil and Ph.D. supervision in the broad areas of International Relations with a focus on the sociological understanding of nature, structure, and dynamics of social and cultural institutions in Europe.


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