The European Network of Policy Incubators

The European Network of Policy Incubators (
is a governance experiment with a mission to become a network of social enterprises under the control of a scientific think-tank, which aims to investigate and realize sustainable value creation through the science-policy interface. It is premised on the exploration of statehood and post-sovereign entities’ capacity to govern transitions to sustainability and resilience to fragility with the aim to contribute to the formulation and implementation of sustainable development.

Project #Sustainability

The #Sustainability project ponders over governance arrangements and methods for countering externalities stemming from sustainability oriented policy approaches. It focuses explicitly on the conceptualization and externalization of the circular economy as a mean towards addressing the non-trade related shortfals of the neoliberal trading system.

Project #Sustainability, Opinion §1: Critical Assessment of Sustainability

Project #Sustainability, Policy Paper §2: The Four Concentric Cycles of a Circular Economy

Project #Sustainability, Policy Paper §4: Supranational Hybrid Materialism: Two Strategies for Own Resources of the European Union after 2020.

Project #Sustainability, Policy Paper §6: Matching Circular Economy Missions with a Network of Circular Cities

Project #Sustainability, Policy Paper §7: Circular Solutions to Telecoupled Externalities of EU’s Green Economy Transition

Project #Sustainability, Policy Paper §8: Circularity Database

Project #Sustainability, Publication §5: State Corporatism and the Forestry Sector in Indonesia – The role of ASEAN

Project #Governance

The #Governance deliberates on the future of the European institutional ecosystem and its concentric epistemic networks, values driven self-legitimization and policy instruments. It pays particular attention on the possibility of deploying scientific brainstorming missions for solving fragility, telecoupling, externalities, thus fostering sustainability and resilience.

Project #Governance, Policy Paper §1: Brexit and the Bulgarian Council of EU Presidencies as triggers of regional integration differentiation.

Project #Governance, Policy Toolbox §1: Methodology of the ad-hoc Think-Tank deployment

Project #Governance, Policy Brief §1: The End of „Democracy“ as Core of the „New Deal“ for Europe.

Project #Governance, Policy Brief §2: Towards pan-European Liquid Democracy?

Project #Governance, Publication §1: Historical Constructivism and the Bulgarian Council of EU Presidency: Policy Externalization towards the Eastern Partnership

Project #Governance, Publication §4: Issues within the the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the European Neighbourhood Policy

Project #Governance, Publication §5: Governing Urban Shrinkage

Project #Governance, Policy Paper §9: The New European Commission – Concentric Responsibilities, Normative Leadership and Translocal Epistemic Reflexivity

Project #Regionalism

The #Regionalism project explore the geospatial and regional multipolarity in today’s world. By paying particular attention on the role of comparative regional integration (LAC, EEU, ASEAN, SAARC, AU), it aims to deconstruct the externalities of globalisation  and face them up to natural capital protection, good governance and scientific progress.

Project #Regionalism, Book Review §1: Chocolate Nations – Living and Dying for Cocoa in West Africa

Project #Regionalism, Policy Brief §3: The G20 Summit Between Self-globalizing States and Military Buildup.

Project #Regionalism, Policy Paper §3: Economic Consequences of the Western Protectionist Emancipation.

Project #Regionalism, Publication §3: EU Foreign Policy – Ground Evidence from MENA

Project #Regionalism, Policy Paper §5: Sofia’s Council of EU and China 16+1 Summit Presidencies – Pathway to a Resilient Neighbourhood?

Project #Regionalism, Open-Source Research Proposal §1: Belt and Road in Central Asia – Schism Between Chinese Domestic and Foreign Ecological Modernization?

Project #Regionalism, Policy Brief §4: How the EU Formulates its Foreign Policy Towards China

Project #Economy

The #Economy project explores the centre-periphery fragmentations from the perspective of different scales, the possibilities to prop up socio-ecological innovations, the cyber economy and sustainable growth via regulatory, market, participatory and surveillance instruments, as well as sovereignty pooling. It aims to conceptualize a just, inclusive and ecological transition for the whole of the European economy that caters for its third country partners and is used as an instrument to achieve overarching goals – from resilience of the monetary system to climate change, intergenerational justice and spatial cohesion.

Project #Economy, Policy Paper §9: Behavioural economy approach towards tackling energy poverty through positive energy districts