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.

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 […]

HAEU hosts the European Citizen’s Prize 2016

Four Italian recipients were honoured with the 2016 European Citizen’s Prize, awarded by the European Parliament each year to recognise exceptional achievements by European citizens. Fifty prizes are awarded annually to individuals or groups across the 28 member states. The ceremony was opened by Cristina Giachi, Deputy Mayor of Florence, who noted that ‘history is […]

Researchers show support for Giulio Regeni

On Tuesday afternoon, researchers and staff gathered at the buildings of the EUI to unveil banners in support of Guilio Regeni, the Italian Cambridge University PhD student who was killed in Egypt in February. Regeni had been undertaking academic research for his dissertation into Egyptian labour unions, and tragically was found dead on 3 February in the […]

Olivier Roy to speak on terrorism at Institut Francais

Olivier Roy, Joint Chair RSCAS and Chair in Mediterranean Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) will participate in a panel discussion, Unis contre le terrorisme (united against terrorism), at the Institut Francais in Florence on Friday this week. The panel will discuss the threat posed by global jihadism as well as steps which could […]

Migration Policy Centre co-host refugee conference

The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the EUI is co-organising a policy conference this February entitled Searching for Solidarity in EU Asylum and Border policies. The MPC, based at the EUI has recently launched several projects exploring the EU’s refugee crisis. These include research on the access of refugees to the labour market of Member States and another on […]

Arts group to stage Christmas performance

As the Christmas period once again draws near, the EUI community is busy preparing a smorgasbord of festive celebrations for its annual Natale evening. More specifically, the EUI’s Pro Arts Group will perform a selection of poems and musical accompaniments designed to provoke deeper reflection on the yuletide season.  Formed this summer to provide a […]

Holiday Festivities on 8 December

The Annual EUI Christmas Event will be held on 8 December 2015, with activities throughout the day. A Christmas Fair will be held in the Badia cloister from 10:00 to 20:00, where hand-made crafts and jewelry, Christmas ornaments, baked goods, and other gift ideas will be for sale.  Hot chocolate and mulled wine will be […]

Judge Giammarinaro delivers trafficking lecture

Last week, Judge Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in persons visited the EUI to deliver a keynote lecture entitled Addressing Demand in the Context of Different Forms of Trafficking. The lecture was organised by DemandAT, an interdisciplinary project addressing the demand for trafficking in human beings, in collaboration with the TRAFFICKO project. […]

Restoring the vision of Europe: an interview with Marco Piantini

This week Marco Piantini visited the EUI to deliver a lecture on `The Italian Contribution to the Debate on the Future of the Governance of the Euro’. Piantini is an adviser for European Affairs to the Italian Prime Minister and recently acted as coordinator of the Italian position on the Eurozone crisis. He is a […]