European Citizen's Prize Ceremony at the Historical Archives of the European Union


Four Italian recipients were honoured with the 2016 European Citizen’s Prize in a ceremony hosted by the HAEU. Italian MEPs Cécile Kyenge and Elena Gentile awarded the prize medals to Ms. Nawal Soufi, the Fondazione Archè, the charitable organization ‘Giorgio la Pira’, and the ‘Pegaso’ Association. The winners were recognized for their efforts to promote better mutual understanding and closer integration between citizens, and for day-to-day activities reflecting the values enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Yves Mény Annual Lecture: Engineers of Jihad


What can we understand about individuals drawn to radical activism? EUI Department of Political and Social Sciences Professor Diego Gambetta will share his insights on the topic in the 2016 Yves Mény Annual Lecture entitled ‘Engineers of Jihad: The Curious Connection between Violent Extremism and Education’. The lecture will be based on his recently published book of the same title, co-authored with Steffen Hertog. The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies launched the Yves Mény Annual Lecture in 2014 to honour its first Director upon the opening of each academic year.  28 September – please register.

Historical and contemporary challenges of the refugee crisis

The Migration Working Group and the Middle East Directions project at the Robert Schuman Centre will hold a half-day joint workshop on 'The Euro-Middle East Refugee Crisis: Historical and Contemporary Challenges.' EUI Jean Monnet Fellow Dr Ayhan Kaya will present research on Syrian refugees in Istanbul and the historical, cultural and religious forms of affinity between Aleppo and Istanbul. Dr James Renton, also Jean Monnet Fellow, will elaborate his work on the problematic of sovereignty and Islam in the Euro-Middle East refugee crisis. All are welcome to attend. 27 September - please register.

New researchers and fellows arrive for 2016/17


Nearly 200 young academics have arrived and registered to start doctoral, masters and post-doctoral programs at the EUI this autumn. The newly matriculated scholars hail from around 50 countries and were officially welcomed by EUI President Renaud Dehousse on 1 September.

Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships


Applications are now being taken for the EUI's Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowship programme.  The remunerated fellowships are aimed at senior academics, and selected fellows obtain visiting status in one of the Institute's departments for up to 10 months. The next deadline for application is 30 September 2016, for fellowships in the departments of Economics, History, and Political and Social Sciences.




Philosophical foundations of law and neuroscience

Edited by Dennis Patterson and Michael S. Pardo

The increased use of neuroscientific evidence in courts has led to intense research on the intersection of law and neuroscience. In this volume, leading scholars present their views on a broad range of areas in which neuroscience may inform issues of law and public policy. From discussions featuring the philosophy of the mind to neuroscience-based lie detection, each chapter addresses foundational questions that arise in the application of neuroscientific technology in the legal sphere.

Global data protection in the field of law enforcement: an EU perspective

By Cristina Blasi Casagran

This volume, the published version of a 2015 EUI thesis in Law, examines the frameworks governing data sharing for law enforcement purposes, both within the EU and between the EU and the US and other third party countries, and the associated challenges they pose to data protection. The monograph's comprehensive overview of the current EU data-sharing instruments and their data protection rules makes this book an important resource for scholars and policymakers working in areas related to privacy, data protection, national security and EU external relations.

The frontiers of human rights

Edited by Nehal Bhuta

In an epoch of transnational armed conflict, global environmental harm, and rising inequality, the extraterritorial application of human rights law has become a pressing and controversial legal issue. This volume grapples with the promise and the dilemmas of the extraterritorial application of human rights law through an analysis of the legal, theoretical, and practical questions raised by extending states' human rights obligations beyond their national territories.

What shapes the law? Reflections on the history, law, politics and economics of international and European subsidy disciplines

Edited by Luca Rubini and Jennifer Hawkins

This volume interrogates various disciplines – from history to law, from political science to economics – on the actors and forces behind subsidy laws. It includes reports from negotiators, officials, practitioners and scholars focusing on various attempts to regulate subsidies at the national, European and international levels. Prominence is given to the actual practice and accounts by key actors operating in the field since the 1970s.