Since February 2021, Aline Bartenstein has been a researcher in the “Societal Peace and Internal Security” research area. Aline works on a project on “Cohesion through security?” which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Between 2013 and 2020, Aline was a Research Associate at the Jean Mean Chair for EU Studies (Prof Wessels) at the University of Cologne. She studied Political Science, Energy Economics and European Studies at the University of Cologne, Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier and Masaryk University in Brno. Currently, Aline is about to finish her PhD focusing on solidarity between EU Member States and its application in secondary energy law.

Research Profile | Current Projects

Aline Bartenstein analyses the interrelation of cohesion and security in the EU. The research project centres around the question how cohesion is produced by routines and security practices in different political and administrative bodies in the “machinery room” of European integration.
Previously, Aline focused on simulation games as innovative teaching approach in higher education and worked in a research project on EU foreign energy policy.

Selected Publications

  • Bartenstein, Aline. 2023.
    European Energy Solidarity: Strengthening the EU’s Crisibility.
    Policy Paper, European Issues 655. Paris: Fondation Robert Schuman.
  • Bartenstein, Aline, Hendrik Hegemann, Oliver Merschel. 2022.
    Vom Friedensprojekt zur Sicherheitsgarantin? Das neue Schutzversprechen der Europäischen Union in Zeiten existenzieller Ungewissheit.
    Integration 45 (4): 257-274. DOI: 10.5771/0720-5120-2022-4-257.
  • Bartenstein, Aline. 2022.
    In: Europa von A bis Z, edited by Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels, Funda Tekin. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-24456-9_38-2.
  • Bartenstein, Aline. 2021.
    The Concept of Solidarity. Energy Policy in the European Union.
    Studies on the European Union 18. Baden-Baden: Nomos. DOI: 10.5771/9783748927952.
  • Bartenstein, Aline, Hendrik Hegemann, Oliver Merschel. 2021.
    „Sicherheitsunion“ EU: Zukunft gestalten statt Status quo erhalten.
    Policy Brief 6/2021. Hamburg: IFSH. DOI: 10.25592/ifsh-policy-brief-0621.