Position of Secretary General


The European University Institute has opened a search to fill the senior position of Secretary General of the Institute. Complete information about the position and vacancy is available online.

Deadline for applications: 27 October 2016

After serfdom and slavery: Intellectual legacies and cultural memories


Cultural historian and literary critic Irina Prokhorova, head of the New Literary Observer, will be at the EUI on 25 October to deliver the lecture ‘After Serfdom and Slavery. Intellectual Legacies and Cultural Memories’. Taking a relatively unusual approach to the historical analysis of slavery, Prokhorova will focus on the anthropological analysis of the consequences of the issue in historical and comparative perspective. EUI Fernand Braudel Fellow Kate Brown will be discussant. Please register.

Equality and diversity in a global era


What does equality effectively entail? How can we implement some sort of social justice internationally? What is the common basis of our human dignity, and how can we use this in facing cultural and religious diversity and respecting one another?  Political economist and philosopher Philippe van Parijs and legal scholar and social activist Orit Kamir, both visiting at the EUI, will take on these questions in a special session of the Migration Working Group on 25 October.  All are welcome – please register.

Behind closed doors: EUI Times looks at migrant domestic labour


In homes across Europe, domestic workers labour behind closed doors. Many live where they work: in a world which is both public and private, but on the margins of both. Without regular labour inspections, workers are more vulnerable here than elsewhere. And for migrants employed far from home, the risk of exploitation is high. EUI experts Alexandra Ricard-Guay, Neil Howard, and Anna Triandafyllidou speak with EUI Times in the wake of the EU’s Anti-trafficking Day on 18 October.

More than 500 EUI theses in open access

More EUI research – both past and present – is available than ever before thanks to the Library’s efforts to support the principle of open access. Following an initiative in which alumni were invited to deposit their theses in ‘Cadmus’, the EUI’s institutional repository, the Institute now makes available more than 500 of the theses defended in its forty-year history. Read the article.



With, without, or against the state? How European regions play the Brussels game

By Michaël Tatham
This volume examines how sub-state entities mobilise at the European level. Using quantitative data, qualitative data, and case studies, the author analyses patterns of interaction between state and sub-state EU interests, and evaluates the degree to which these interactions are cooperative, conflictual, or dissociated. Based on Tathem’s EUI doctoral thesis in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, the book has been published within OUP’s ‘Transformations in Governance’ series.

Constructing the person in EU law: rights, roles, identities

Edited by Loic Azoulai, Ségolène Barbou des Places and Etienne Pataut

The 'individual' or person is a central concept in all of EU economics, politics, society and ethics. The 15 chapters in this innovative edited collection argue that EU law has had a transformative effect on the concept. The volume looks at the mechanisms used when 'constructing the person' in EU law. It goes beyond traditional literature on 'Europe and the Individual' to examine the mechanisms used when ‘constructing the person’ in EU Law, and it explores the question of personhood through critical and contextual perspectives. 

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.