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Best Thesis in EU Integration

‘It’s the story of the first willful non-enlargement of the European Community and a heated referendum campaign, with export-oriented business and political elites pushing for membership and the grassroots resisting.’ Haakon Andreas Ikonomou is not talking about Brexit, but rather his prize-winning thesis, ‘Europeans: Norwegian Diplomats and the Enlargement of the European Community, 1960-1972.’ The […]

The Linz Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology

One might expect a left-wing government to support measures which promoted equality in education by denying parents the choice. Yet Haberstroh noticed that since the 1980s, left-wing parties have also supported parental choice in schools. ‘Why would left-wing governments introduce school choice when this enforces inequality?’ she wondered.

EUI alumna Marina Calloni organizes exhibit by Yazidi women

An exhibition highlighting the plight of women of Yazidi women who have fled the violence of Daesh is currently open at the University of Milano-Bicocca. “Photographs of Life in Khanke Camp”, which exhibits the work of six Yazidi women – Khawla Shamo, Klood Khedada, Bushra Qasim, Samia Jendo, Manal Barakat, Zina Hassan – who lived […]

Alumna Stefania Baroncelli is new Vice-Rector in Bolzano

EUI Alumna Stefania Baroncelli has been appointed as Vice-Rector of the Free University of Bolzano. The lawyer, who was a researcher in LAW at the EUI between 1993-1998, has worked at the university in South Tyrol since 2002. After completing her PhD thesis on the Federal Reserve System and the European monetary union, Baroncelli stayed […]


Yvette Peters (SPS 2007-2011) and Michaël Tatham (SPS 2006-2010) are happy to announce the birth of Santino in November 2015 in Bergen, Norway.  

Open Access Week at the EUI

It has never been easier to circulate your research, thanks to the digital revolution in publishing. Knowing what is right for you, however, can be more difficult. With the approach of  Open Access Week (24-30 October), now is the perfect time to find out more. Through Open Access, scholars are able to disseminate their research online […]

40 Years, 40 Photos

Over the next several months EUI followers will get a look into the Institute’s past—its buildings, personalities and events—thanks to an instagram initiative in collaboration with the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU). #ThrowbackThursday starts today, 1 September, and will offer viewers 40 historical images (for now selected from the EUI fonds held at […]

Hervé Bribosia (LAW’93) interviews Renaud Dehousse (LAW’82)

Law alumnus Hervé Bribosia (’93) writes to signal the publication of ‘Quelle union politique en Europe’, a long interview with Professor Renaud Dehousse, who will take over the Presidency of the EUI in September. Among other topics,  Dehousse explains his long-standing interest in European integration studies, his appreciation for multi-disciplinary research, his thoughts on the actual state of […]

Sean Loughlin (SPS ’82) looks back

Sean Loughlin is an alumnus of the 1982 cohort of the SPS department. He is Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford;  Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge and Emeritus Professor, Cardiff University, Wales. Choosing the EUI I arrived in Florence in 1982 having studied French and Politics in what was then the Ulster Polytechnic (now the University of Ulster). […]

Christian Huber (SPS ’76) on the early years

Christian H. Huber is an alumnus of the first cohort of EUI researchers in the SPS Department. He was a researcher from 1976-1979 and a junior research fellow from 1979-1980.  He is now retired from his post as a Director at the Secretariat-General of the European Parliament, where he worked for 35 years. The recent obituaries in EUI Life […]