Enrique Barón Crespo to speak at the EUI

The next instalment of 'Leaders beyond the State' will bring Enrique Barón Crespo to the EUI campus. Crespo was President of the European Parliament from 1989 to 1992. The series aims to create a forum in which academics, policy-makers, journalists and members of the public can engage with the leaders who have shaped the European Union to date. The event will be moderated by Stefano Polli, Vice-Director of ANSA, Italy's national associated press agency. Please register to attend, or watch the event on livestreaming.

Modified seat agreement to include Palazzo Buontalenti


Guglielmo Picchi, Italy’s Undersecretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, came to the Institute to sign an addendum to the Seat Agreement between Italy and the EUI on Friday, 19 October. This modification to the agreement provides the Institute with the use of the historic Palazzo Buontalenti in downtown Florence. The building, following necessary renovations, will eventually house the School of Transnational Governance.

Joint annual conference with College of Europe

The European University Institute and the College of Europe will hold their annual joint conference at the EUI on Friday, 19 October. Debate and discussion will focus on the impact of populism on the dynamic of European integration; the impact of populist and authoritarian governments on the rule of law in Europe; and on how the EU might deliver societal security in a context of fear of the 'other'.  Morning sessions of the event will be live-streamed here. Please register to attend.

EUI and European Parliament Policy Dialogue


Artificial intelligence, technological opportunities and new social media platforms can increase interest in, and knowledge of political matters, possibly creating better turnouts for elections as a result. However, recent popular votes in Europe and the US highlight the possibilities of interference in democratic elections through these means. The 18 October joint EUI - European Parliament Policy Dialogue, organised by the Schuman Centre, will focus on 'European Parliament Elections - Challenges and Opportunities of New Digital Technologies'. Opening remarks to the video conference will be delivered by Danuta Hübner, MEP. Local participants may join the conference in the Theatre of the Badia Fiesolana.



Advancing knowledge on international migration: data and research needs

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From the sheer numbers of migrants to the complex processes that set people on the move and the multiple changes they bring to both origin and destination countries, international migration suffers considerable deficits of knowledge. The current study identifies key issues and outlines priority areas to address these lacunae in the research, advocating for international consensus on definitions and methods of data collection.

Private enforcement of EU competition law: the impact of the damages directive

edited by Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti and Marco Botta

The implementation of the Damages Directive was meant to put EU member states on a level playing field with regard to the use of private enforcement within competition law. Has it been effective? This volume assesses the implementation at the national level, and provides an up-to-date account of the emerging trends in private enforcement of competition law in Europe.

International development: a postwar history

by Corinna Unger

This volume offers the first concise historical overview of international development policies and practices in the 20th century. By drawing on examples of development projects in different parts of the world and in different fields, the author shows how the plurality of development experiences shaped the notion of development as we know it today. This book is ideal for scholars seeking to understand the history of development assistance and to gain new insight into the international history of the 20th century.

International financial centres after the global financial crisis and Brexit

edited by Youssef Cassis and Dariusz Wójcik

In the last 10 years the banking world has witnessed two epochal events with potential to redraw the map of international financial centres: the 2008 financial crisis, and Brexit. But has this map actually changed, or will it in the foreseeable future? In this volume,  leading economic historians, geographers, and other social scientists focus on post-2008 developments in the key international financial centres of New York, London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Frankfurt, Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Tokyo.