WHO WE AREThe Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD) was founded in January 2021 at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and is funded by Stiftung Mercator and Einstein Foundation Berlin. The Center’s main aim is to conduct and promote interdisciplinary and comparative research on democracy.
WHAT WE DO
The Center has four main pillars: Contemporary Turkey Studies, Einstein Fellows Research Group, Academic Freedom Network, and Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack, an Einstein Research Project.
Through innovative research, the Center fosters the study of contemporary Turkey to strengthen the place of Turkey studies in social scientific research in Germany and Europe. It provides opportunities and platforms for scholars at risk and facilitates the exchange of ideas on academic freedom. It also creates a hub for comparative research on issues of (de-)democratization in Europe and beyond.