Former CEMES Research Groups 

To ensure a multifaceted and active network, CEMES initiated the formation and consolidation of eight research groups. These groups were all open to participants, including both CEMES researchers and external researchers.

The individual group defined the purpose of the research groups, but a number of approaches could be suggested. These included: a continuously running research forum for the presentation of research, initiating seminars and conferences, developing national and international networks and initiation of proper research projects, which could result in external funding applications nationally and internationally. The primary activities of the research groups were funded by CEMES.

CEMES-Young Scholars (CYS)
This group was only open to PhD fellows and postdoc candidates.

Europe and International Cooperation in the 20th Century
Directed by Vera Fritz, Haakon Ikonomou and Morten Rasmussen

Europe as a Global Process
Directed by Gunvor Simonsen, Søren Rud and Anne Folke Henningsen

Europe from an Identity and Cultural-History Perspective (EIP)
Primary project managers: Gert Sørensen, Karl Christian Lammers and Lars K. Bruun

European Contemporary History: Integration, Ideology and Politics (ECH)
Primary project managers: Niklas Olsen, Brigitte Leucht and Sigfrido Ramírez Pérez

European Culture and the Media
Directed by Mikhail Suslov and Miklos Sukosd

European Cultural Life During the Cold War (CWCult)
Primary project manager: Michael Fjedsøe

European Enlightenment (EE) 
Principal manager: Carsten Meiner

European Policies and Quality of Life (EPOQ)
Primary project managers: Thomas Højrup and Klaus Schriewer

Religion and Modern European Cultures
Directed by Tine Ravnsted-Larsen Reeh and Catherina Raudvere

Scandinavian Cultural and Aesthetic Modernity (SCAM)
Primary project manager: Jan Rosiek

Thinking the European Republic of Letters
Directed by Christian Benne and Sabrina Ebbersmayer

Transatlantic Contemporary History (TCH) 
Primary project manager: Poul Villaume