Assessing EU spending priorities – An interview with Commissioner Georgieva

European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva visited the EUI yesterday to deliver a keynote speech at a conference on the effectiveness and efficiency of the EU budget. The conference was organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Georgieva is Vice-President of the Commission and is in charge of Budget and Human Resources. She was previously Vice […]

Marc Bloch ceremony set for April 22nd

The winners of the 2015 Marc Bloch Prize will receive their awards at the Villa Schifanoia on Wednesday 22nd April. In total there were 70 MA theses for the this year’s prize recognising the best new MA thesis in early modern or modern European history and in the history of Europe in the world. This year the jury […]

EUI supporters sought for Campo di Marte clash

The EUI football team are appealing for supporters to cheer them on in the upcoming local derby against Campo di Marte. At present the EUI team sit 3rd in the AICS B1 League, a position they currently share with Campo di Marte. “They’ve got a lot of fans but we represent all of Europe”, remarked EUI top-scorer Francesco Martino. “We are […]

EUI pays tribute to the victims of the Parisian tragedies

Staff and researchers have observed a one minute silence in honour of those killed in the recent Parisian tragedies at Charlie Hebdo and the Kosher Supermarket. Gatherings were held at noon at eight locations across the EUI.

Video: Thomas Piketty delivers Max Weber Lecture

Professor Thomas Piketty, has delivered his Max Weber Lecture to a packed room at the EUI. Piketty’s bestseller, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, was first published in 2013 and examines historic trends in wealth and income inequality in American and Europe since the 18th century. When Capital was first translated translated into English it sparked a global debate after […]

The Heritage of Mauro Cappelletti recognised at the Palazzo Vecchio

A conference to honour the memory of Mauro Cappelletti has taken place at the Palazzo Vecchio. Those participating in discussions included EUI president J.H.H. Weiler and Italian Constitutional Court judge Marta Cartabia. Also taking part as a panellist an the event was Hanna Eklund, a Swedish law researcher at the EUI. After the event, she told […]

CONTENTION project to reconvene

The EUI will host a meeting of the ‘CONTENTION’ (CONtrol of DeTENTION) project on the 11th and 12th of December to explore policy regarding migrants detained upon arrival in Europe.

Martin Kohli to speak at Nobel Week Dialog

The Nobel Week Dialog will be streamed live on 9 December. The event, to be held in Stockholm will include a contribution from the EUI’s Professor Martin Kohli, who will take part in a panel on the economics of ageing entitled ‘Implications of an older world.’ The Dialog will then culminate with the laureates receiving their […]

"I would love to do something like this again"

The recent production of ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme’ hosted by the EUI was “spectacular”, according to organiser and historian Professor Laura Lee Downs. Speaking to EUI Life, professor Downs said that it was interesting to watch Italian actors perform and interpret an Irish play. “We were able to establish a resonance […]

Call for Papers for the 7th Graduate Network Conference

The seventh conference of the European Graduate Network in political science will be hosted by European University Institute (EUI) and Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS) in Florence from 4th to 6th March 2015. The conference gives PhD students of the network universities the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects and to refine their theoretical […]