School of Transnational Governance

Wolfgang Wessels



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  • Transnational Politics and Democracy

Wolfgang Wessels is part-time Professor at the School of Transnational Governance (STG). He is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin and Director of the Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies (CETEUS) at the University of Cologne.

Previously, he was Director of the Institut für Europäische Politik in Bonn and Head of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges. From 1994 to 2016, he held a Jean-Monnet-Chair at the University of Cologne; in 1999 he held the Chaire Européenne at Sciences Po Paris, and was Jean Monnet Visiting Professor at the EUI Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies the following year. He was also a member of the high level group of the European Commission for the reform of the CFSP and for the revision of the Treaty of Maastricht.

Currently, he is the Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) and Vice-President of the German consortium for the foundation of the Turkish-German University, Istanbul. Until 2016, he has been Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA, Brussels). Professor Wessels is currently involved in several research and teaching networks such as EUCOPAS, VIADUCT and FEUTURE.