In memoriam

Gerda Kröger

The Institute was sad to learn of the death of Gerda Kröger, who passed away at the age of 88 years in her hometown of Hamburg, Germany. Gerda worked at the Institute from the late 1970s until her retirement in 1991, during which time she served with dedication and commitment in the Library. The EUI […]

Pieter Jespers

It is with great sadness that the Institute communicates the unexpected passing of our community member Pieter Jespers, at the age of 66 years. Pieter worked at the Institute from the late 1970s until his retirement in 2012, during which time he served with dedication and commitment in the Budget and Financial Service. We express […]

Francesc Morata

Francesc Morata died on 25 June 2014 in Barcelona, at the age of 64. He joined the EUI as a researcher in 1981 and completed his PhD in Law in 1986 on the participation of the Spanish regions in the EU decision-making process. He was the first Spanish researcher to defend a PhD at the […]

In memoriam – Elena Jileva

Former Jean-Monnet Fellow (2005-06) Elena Dimitrova Jileva passed away on 10 December 2013 in Sofia, Bulgaria. She obtained her doctoral degree in Contemporary European Studies at the Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex, under the supervision of Helen Wallace. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre at the European University Institute […]

In Memoriam – Lorella Cedroni

It is incredibly difficult and sad to announce the death of a friend and colleague with whom I have shared many experiences and projects–including those looking to the future.  Words are not enough to describe Lorella, an extraordinary and courageous person. Lorella Cedroni (1961-2013), alumna researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences from […]

Frankie Masterson

The EUI is sad to communicate that Frankie Masterson, wife of former EUI President Patrick Masterson, passed away suddenly on 6 June. We extend our deepest sympathies to Patrick and her children Rosemary, Laurence, Lucy and Naomi and their families.  An obituary may be found here:

Michel Boisset

On May 2, Michel Boisset died in Paris, at the age of 79. From 1975 to 1983 Michel worked at the EUI: first, in the position of Deputy Director, and then as Director of the Library.  Along with Kenneth Humphreys, he was one of the founders of the EUI Library. Michel Boisset had begun his […]

In Memoriam – Maren Ipsen

The EUI mourns the loss of Maren Ipsen, who worked in the EUI Library for 25 years from 1976 until her retirement in 2001. The Institute extends its deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

In Memoriam – Albert Hirschman

Albert Hirschman, a celebrated economist who also spent time as a soldier, an interpreter and an insurgent, died on 10 December at the age of 97. He was presented with a EUI degree honoris causa in 2002. Hirschman’s early interest in economics took him from Berlin, where he was born on 7 April 1915, to […]