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Coppa Pavone 2017 Opening Ceremony

The Coppa Pavone kicked off last night in spectacular style, with tense matches for both the mixed and Femminile teams. Early in the evening, New Team were victorious over the now-established  Flush Royale, whilst the tight battle between last year’s CPF champions Weberly Hills and second-place Communardes ultimately ended with the ladies in red coming […]

The Festival of Arts 2017

There was magic in the air at the Festival of Arts, which took place in the beautiful gardens of Villa Raimondi yesterday evening. The annual event, which was created in 2013, brought the EUI community and local Florentines together for an evening of music, poetry and peaceful reflection. This year’s programme, organised by the 4B “Pro Arts Group”, began […]

SoS – The State of the Staff 2017

As another academic year races towards its conclusion, the annual SOS once again offered a little light relief for the hardworking staff of the EUI.

Agreement to assist refugees renewed

‘There are many services which offer refuge, but very few that offer genuine integration. The EUI’s success in this area sends a very strong message.’  These were the words of His Excellency the Bishop of Fiesole Mario Meini, one of the signatories to the renewed agreement between the  EUI, Caritas and Fiesole’s Cathedral Chapter to […]

EUI spring concert

The audience who gathered in the Sala della Colonna for the EUI Spring Concert were treated to a wonderful array of performances on piano, guitar and voice. In a change of schedule to the listed programme, Bernhard Clemm von Hohenberg began the concert with a performance of Étude No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, on guitar. […]

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 […]

EUI group tours Vallombrosa

Do plants think?  Can a fungus ‘know’? And is it just or right to uproot an ivy that has ‘chosen’ to entwine itself around a tree trunk? One might expect a group of academics and the people who work with them to engage in a little ‘shop talk’, even on a nature walk, but it […]

The EUI refugee initiative: one year on

Almost one year ago, the EUI opened its doors to six asylum seekers as part of a project undertaken in partnership with the Caritas Diocesana of Florence and the ‘capitolo di Fiesole’. The initiative draws on many of the diverse skills of the EUI community – researchers and staff – to support the integration of […]

The EUI’s Ursula Hirschmann Annual Lecture

This week Nancy Fraser will visit the EUI to deliver the 2017 Ursula Hirschmann Annual Lecture. The lecture is titled ‘Capital, Care and Progressive Neoliberalism: A Feminist Critique.’ The lecture series was established in 2001 by the Gender Studies Programme Founding Director, Luisa Passerini. At the time Professor Passerini had received an ERC grant for […]

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 […]