Bar Fiasco in the 1980s

In the second of our four-part series on Bar Fiasco, we turn to the 1980s. After outgrowing its space in what is now the Welcome Unit, Bar Fiasco moved to the mansarda during the 1980s. The attic space now houses the EUI Communications Service, although in earlier times was a place for tequila parties, music […]

More than 30 years at the EUI

When Bob Danziger joined the EUI in 1982 the campus consisted of just the Badia and a PC was hard to find. He spoke to EUI Life on his retirement in April, after more than 30 years working in computing at the Institute. Bob was teaching at the University of Mannheim before moving to Florence […]

Historical Archives open day

The Historical Archives of the European Union hosted an open day on 10 May, as part of Florence’s Festival of Europe. The day was opened with an inaugural address by MEP Carlo Casini and an introductory talk by Professor Mariella Zoppi, author of the volume ‘La Villa, il Giardino, il Paesaggio – Un parco per gli Archivi Europei a Villa […]

DG Energy director in residence at EUI

The former acting director for internal energy markets at DG Energy, Jean-Arnold Vinois, has spent four weeks visiting the EUI’s Florence School of Regulation. Jean-Arnold Vinois retired from his post last year although he continues to act as an energy advisor to the European Commission. “Professor Jean-Michel Glachant invited me to come to the Florence […]

EUI professor elected to academy in Vienna

Rainer Bauböck, professor of social and political theory and the EUI’s dean of graduate studies, has been elected a corresponding member abroad of the Austrian Academy of Science in Vienna. The election recognises scholarly achievements and took place at the Academy’s annual meeting on 19 April. Bauböck is attached to the philosophical-historical class of the […]

EUI apartments for the summer

A number of EUI apartments are available for rent from June to August. The Ponte alla Badia complex, a few minutes from the Institute’s central building on Via Faentina, has a total of 60 apartments with one or two bedrooms. For more information, EUI members are invited to email: [email protected]

Award for internet and human rights paper

Two EUI academics have won the best student paper award at the first International Conference on Internet Science, held in Brussels from 9 to 11 April. Andrea Calderaro, a research assistant at the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), part of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, wrote the paper with Ben […]

Coppa Pavone Femminile

The EUI’s first women’s football tournament will take place in June, running in parallel with the long-established Coppa Pavone. Coppa Pavone Femminile aims to bring six teams together to compete during early June, giving women the chance to have more time on the pitch and take part in both tournaments. The concept was created by […]

Rowing Club races in Venice

On 19 May the EUI Rowing Club will be taking part in the VogaLonga, a 32km rowing race through the canals of Venice. Around 1,800 boats will take part in the race which finishes in the Grand Canal. The EUI team will leave Florence on the morning of 18 May and return the day after […]

New School professor speaks at the EUI

On 20 May Professor Andrew Arato, from the New School for Social Research, will deliver a lecture on constitution-making in the Arab Spring. Arato is currently the New School’s Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory and he has taught at EHESS Paris and Sciences Po Paris. The event is co-organised by the […]