5th Florence Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures: Call for papers


This conference aims to take stock of the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing in the age of their rapid digitalization. It looks at the main infrastructure sectors, notably telecommunications, postal services, electricity, gas, railways, urban public transport and water distribution and sanitation.  It also aims to examine infrastructure and their regulation from various disciplinary approaches and to link an academic approach with practical relevance. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 17 January 2016

Bridging the Gulf

The Gulf is one of the most diverse and complex regions for global policymakers. Sensitive to the increasing importance of the Gulf region for the EU in particular, Luigi Narbone, Director of the Mediterranean Programme at the RSCAS and Martin Lestra are the co-editors of an eBook exploring the Gulf’s relations with Iran, the USA and the EU, migration and jihadist dynamics among other themes. Read thr interview with Luigi Narbone in EUI Times.

Exploring National and European Research Funding Opportunities for Young Academics


The 10th MWP-ACO Conference will gather together representatives of European and national funding agencies, professors and young academics to discuss on research schemes and grants available to international researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities. The speakers will provide the audience with information about opportunities which are directly aimed at early-career scholars and will offer advice and insights on the application procedures as well as practical tips to apply for funding. The Conference is open to fellows and researchers. 2 December 2015.

The Paris attacks in context


The attacks that engulfed Paris last week have profoundly shaken a continent and left a mood of grim resignation in the French capital. They have reawakened fraught debates about Islam in France and in the world, as well as raising fears that France’s Muslim population could be further marginalised.  In a special feature, three EUI Professors place the attacks in their political context and assess the implications for Europe and beyond.  Read the article on EUI Times here. 



Routledge handbook of immigration and refugee studies

Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

This book offers a comprehensive and unique study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in depth examination of legal migration management in the labour market and its affect upon families in relation to wider issues of migrant integration and citizenship. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from a broad range of disciplines including sociology of migration, human geography, legal studies, political sciences and economics, the Handbook is a truly multi-disciplinary book.

What is Europe?

Edited by Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas

What is Europe? Where does it begin and end? Who is a European? These questions have long been debated but never more so than in the early 21st century. Anna Triandafyllidou and Ruby Gropas show that there can be no single definition of Europe but that a lot can be learned from addressing its diverse meanings.

Rail economics, policy and regulation in Europe

Edited by Matthias Finger and Pierre Messulam

The European railway sector has gone through profound, yet mostly institutional, changes over the past 20 years, owing mainly to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic account and assessment of the recent transformations of the European railway sector, whilst also covering the main segments such as passenger transport, high speed and freight. The expert contributors have been charting these developments over the past five years. They provide a critical analysis of relevant, yet contentious, issues such as competition, unbundling, regulation, access charging, standards and interoperability, and public-private partnerships.