Doctoral Student

Lara Panning

Lara Panning is a PhD candidate at the Assistant Professorship for Political Science and European Integration. From October 2016 until April 2020 she also worked as a research fellow for the project “Democratic Legitimacy in the EU: Inside the 'Black Box' of Informal Trilogues”.

In the course of her research she is concerned with informal negotiation processes at EU level, the EU institutions (especially the European Commission and European Parliament) as well as with the rise of populism and Euroscepticism.

For a detailed CV, please klick here(87.0 KB).


Feldkirchenstraße 21
96052 Bamberg

Email: lara.panning(at)
Phone: +49 951/863-2978
Room: FG1/01.08



Dissertation project

"An honest broker? Understanding  the role of the European Commission in trilogue negotiations"



Ripoll Servent, A. & Panning, L. (2019) Preparatory Bodies as Mediators of Political Conflict in Trilogues: The European Parliament’s Shadows Meetings, Politics and Governance 7(3), 303-315.

Panning, L. & Felder, A. (2019) Die Europawahlen aus der Innensicht,,

Ripoll Servent, A. & Panning, L. (2019) Eurosceptics in trilogue settings: interest formation and contestation in the European Parliament, West European Politics 42(4), 755-775.