Referendums: asking for trouble?


Whether one thinks that referenda are good or bad for Europe, they have certainly challenged the assumption that national electorates favour the European project. EUI Times spoke with Swen Hutter, Richard Rose, Corina Stratulat and Elias Dinas on the topic. The four academics recently participated in a Robert Schuman Centre conference on the challenges referendums pose to Europe. Read the article.

EUI celebrating 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome


The EUI will join an initiative of Italy’s Presidency of the Council of Ministers to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaties of Rome with a series of events through 2017. The treaties, signed on 25 March 1957, established the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM).  Read more about cultural events, seminars, and open days at the EUI and elsewhere dedicated to the anniversary. 

An interview with Vincenzo Grassi

Vincenzo Grassi joined the EUI as Secretary General in January 2017.  He has been a diplomat for Italy's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years, with long experience in the area of European affairs. Prior to his arrival at the EUI, he was Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Kingdom of Belgium. In this interview with EUI Times, he offers his perspective on the EUI's contribution to Europe--both now and in the future.

Research opportunity for young scholars of European integration

Young scholars doing work on the history of European integration are invited to propose papers for the first annual graduate conference on the history of European integration. The 2017 conference will be held at the EUI and is 
organised by the Alcide De Gasperi Research Centre, the Réseau international de jeunes chercheurs en histoire de l’intégration européenne and the History of European integration research society. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for accepted participants. Read more about the conference and call for papers.

Economist Mario Monti to speak at the EUI


‘Own resources and the Future of Europe’, will be the focus of a lecture at the EUI by Professor Mario Monti, economist and former Prime Minister of Italy. Monti will present the findings of the high-level group he chairs on the financing of the European Union. He will also talk about how changes to the EU’s financing mechanisms can contribute to wider EU reform, with the aim of improving the response to present challenges. All are welcome – please register.  



The integration of migrants and refugees: an EUI forum on migration, citizenship and demography

by Rainer Bauböck and Milena Tripkovic

What challenges does the current migration and refugee crisis pose to the traditional integration strategies employed by European countries? This volume, available in open-access, examines the medium and long-term impact of the unprecedented migrant flows coming into Europe. It focuses on four aspects of integration: citizenship and legal statuses; education; labor market integration; and cultural integration.

Infrastructure finance in Europe: insights into the history of water, transport, and telecommunications

edited by Youssef Cassis, Giuseppe De Luca and Massimo Florio

In this volume, economic historians, economists, and engineers combine evidence from the literature and untapped sources to explore the diverse historical paths explaining infrastructure finance in various European countries. Starting with a section on the general history of European infrastructure finance, the book subsequently provides in-depth examinations of the water, transport and telecommunications sectors. The authors’ insights and observations between theory and policy are informative for a broad audience of academics, policy makers and practitioners in these areas.   

The Europeanisation of citizenship governance in south-east Europe

edited by Jelena Dzankic, Simonida Kacarska and Natasa Pantic

How has Europeanisation affected the link between citizenship and governance in and across the new states of South East Europe? This book unpacks the intimate relationship between the European Union, national governments, and citizens through a tripartite model that captures the uneven and diversified effects of Europeanisation on the governance of citizenship-related policy areas. The volume highlights the transformative power of European integration not only on modes of governance in various policy areas, but also on practices and experiences of citizenship.