In memoriam


Ana Franqueira

The EUI is sad to have learned of the death of former colleague Ana Franqueira Torres, who passed away on 8 November 2017 in Portugal at age 59. Ana Franqueira worked at the Historical Archives of the European Union from 1 October 1993 to 15 September 1998.  In 1998 she returned to Portugal after having […]

In memoriam: Tommaso Abbruzzese

It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the death of Tommaso Abbruzzese,  who passed away on 7 September 2017. Mr Tommaso Abbruzzese worked at the Institute as a permanent agent for the Real Estate and Facilities Service, known as Operational Service at that time, from  1 May 1976  to 30 June 1990. The Institute […]

In memoriam: Alina Vlad

The EUI was terribly  saddened to lose a member of its community, Alina Vlad, who passed away on 13 June 2017 at the age of 32. Alina was an administrative assistant in the Department of Political and Social Sciences from January 2013 until January 2016, when she transferred to the Department of History. While in […]

Bernard Gbikpi

The Institute is sad to announce that Bernard Gbikpi, EUI Alumnus (SPS Department Class of 1989) passed away on 4 April 2017 at the age of 58, after a long and courageous fight against a serious illness. Bernard remained in close intellectual and social contact with the EUI community over the years, and was a familiar face […]

In memoriam – Ana Aguado Cornago

Ana Aguado Cornago (26 July 1967 – 7  October 2016) It is with great sadness that we learn of the most untimely death of our former EUI colleague, Ana Aguado Cornago, who passed away aged 49 on the 7th of October in Brussels. Ms Cornago worked at the Institute as Special Advisor to the Communications […]

In memoriam – Sigrid Oloff Montinari

In memory of Sigrid Oloff Montinari (10 January 1940 – 1  September 2016) Sigrid Oloff Montinari passed away in Florence on 1 September at the age of 76. Ms Oloff Montinari worked at the Institute from late 1983 to her retirement in 2005. She served with dedication and commitment, first in the Library and then at the […]

In memoriam – Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante (1956-2016)

The EUI is grieved to have lost its Secretary-General, Vincenzo Schioppa Narrante, just half-a-year after his arrival.  Mr. Schioppa Narrante died in the early hours of 24 August at the San Leonardo Hospital in Salerno, where he was being treated for injuries he suffered in a serious traffic accident earlier in the month. Vincenzo Schioppa […]

In memoriam – Geoffrey Hand

The EUI has learned that Geoffrey Hand, one of the founding faculty members of the EUI Law Department, died earlier this year. Professor Hand received his BA in History from the University College Dublin, and his DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1960, for his research on medieval Irish law. After holding lectureships at […]

Remembering Hans Daalder

Professor Hans Daalder passed away in the Hague on the 4th of April 2016 at the age of 88. Beyond his intellectual and academic achievements, he deserves a special tribute in EUI Life for his role as a founder of the EUI and of its department of Political and Social Sciences. As a political scientist he […]

In memoriam – Jaap Dronkers

The Institute was sad to learn of the passing of one of its former professors, Jaap Dronkers, who died on 30 March. Professor Jaap Dronkers worked in the Political and Social Sciences Department from 2001 to 2009. He was a quantitative sociologist who specialised and published widely in the areas of education and social inequality. He supervised […]