EUI reopens on 22 August

The European University Institute, including the EUI Library and the Historical Archives of the European Union, will resume its regular activities on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. The 2017/18 academic year will commence on 4 September.  The Institute extends an especially warm welcome to all new members of the academic community arriving for the autumn term. 

Sanctions and the EU-US-Russia dynamic


The US Senate and Congress recently voted for sanctions on Russia which will punish companies involved in the development or maintenance of Russia’s energy export pipelines. Yet European energy security will be affected too, prompting outcry from German and Austrian ministers. ‘Europe’s energy supply network is Europe’s affair, not that of the United States of America,’ they said. Speaking to EUI Times, former US Ambassador to the EU Anthony Gardner is concerned the move risks US-EU relations.

Commentary on 'The Florence Declaration on Citizen's Rights'

In Michel Barnier's address to the The State of the Union on May 5, he outlined whose rights should be protected and how this could be achieved. In a new commentary added to the State of the Union website, Schuman Centre Director Brigid Laffan discusses why Barnier's Florence Declaration on Citizens’ Rights is very ambitious both on issues of substance and procedure. She discusses Barnier's 'striking' use of human examples to illustrate the issues arising through Brexit. 'We are talking about the disruption of real lives,' says Laffan.

School of Transnational Governance


The School of Transnational Governance (STG) will launch in September 2017. ‘It has strong support and resources from the High Council and the Erasmus + Programme,’ President of the European University Institute Renaud Dehousse told staff during a Town Hall meeting on 7 July. Professor Miguel Maduro, the school’s Director, set out his agenda for the centre at the same occasion. The school will create greater impact for the EUI’s research, he said. Find out more.

Oral history research subject of international summer school

Professors Luisa Passerini (Director of the BABE project, EUI) and Mary Marshall Clark (Director of Columbia University's Center for Oral History Research) brought together historians from around the world for a two week summer school on oral history research this past June, at the EUI.  Read more about their work, the method, and what oral history accounts add to traditional narratives of historical events, in EUI Times.



Emigration and diaspora policies in the age of mobility

edited by Agnieszka Weinar

This volume provides a groundbreaking and global analysis of emigration and diaspora policies in the 21st century.  Using case studies and empirical analysis, it examines national responses to rising numbers of mobile citizens across the globe. The authors offer readers a new look on diaspora and emigration governance, and suggest future paradigms of reactions to emigration.

Constitutional change through euro-crisis law

edited by Thomas Beukers, Bruno De Witte and Claire Kilpatrick

This volume contains a comparative constitutional analysis of the impact of a range of euro-crisis law instruments on the EU and national constitutions. The authors cover contrasting assessments of the impact of euro-crisis law on national parliaments, criticism on the EU economic governance framework, views on what is needed to improve the multilevel system of economic governance, and insights into the nature of emergency discourse in the legislative arena and of the spillover from the political to the judicial sphere.

Skilful survivals: irregular migration to the Gulf

edited by Philippe Fargues and Nasra M. Shah

This volume advances existing knowledge about irregular migration to the Gulf. The authors focus on the role that legislation, policies and practices play in enabling and sustaining irregular, or undocumented, migration, using case studies from six GCC destination countries, and six sending countries. The volume also offers an overview of the conceptual dimensions underlying irregular migration and a framework for providing protection to irregular migrants.

Global governance from regional perspectives: a critical view

edited by Anna Triandafyllidou

This volume offers a critical view of global governance studies from multidisciplinary perspectives, opening up a new area of inquiry hitherto neglected in sociological or cultural studies. Contributors question standard definitions of governance, and examine where alternative practices, institutions/networks, and concepts/norms of global governance are emerging in relation to emerging powers and regional integration systems.