The Danish European Studies Association (DSE) was formed in 1976 with the ambition of supporting and inspiring discussions about Europe in Denmark.

DSE has two official goals.

  • DSE supports research and teaching on all aspects of European cooperation – administrative, political, legal, economic and social. The focus is on the European Union, but other organizations and relations are also relevant.
  • DSE also supports cooperation between DSE members and organizations with similar goals.

DSE belongs to its members, and anyone that engages in research on Europe can become a member. DSE’s budget is composed of contributions from members. DSE does not accept any form of public support, and is both politically and financially independent of all outside interests.

DSE organizes meetings, including the annual meeting. During the meetings members can present research and participate in debates. At the annual meeting one or more guests are invited to promote a debate on a particular Europe-related topic. The guests are typically either international researchers or Danish politicians or civil servants.

DSE is a member of the larger international network of European research: The European Community Studies Association (ECSA-world), which is an umbrella organization for national ECSA-organizations. DSE is the Danish member. This network gives us access to a large range of information about Europe and research on Europe.