High-level policy lecture with Elke König

The Single Resolution Board (SRB) is the European Banking Union's resolution authority, created to ensure the orderly resolution of failing banks, with minimum impact on the real economy and the public finances of participating countries. Elke König, Chair of the SRB, will deliver her assessment of the Board's work in a lecture co-organised by the EUI's Florence School of Banking and Finance, Fondazione CESIFIN Alberto Predieri and Fondazione CR Firenze. The lecture is open to the public and will be simultaneously translated in Italian. 22 March - please register.

New deanships added to EUI

Two new deans have been appointed to help lead the Institute’s academic administration. Professor Bernard Hoekman, an economist and trade expert at the Robert Schuman Centre, has been named Dean of External Relations. Professor Federico Romero, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Alcide de Gasperi Research Centre has been appointed Dean of Research. The new deans will work alongside Professor Claire Kilpatrick, appointed Dean of Graduate Studies in January 2019.

Walking with the caravan: photo exhibition at Villa Schifanoia

The Cultural Pluralism Research Area at the Global Governance Programme announces ‘Walking with the Caravan: Central American Exodus of 2018’, a photo exhibition by the Brazilian photographer Livia Radwanski. The exhibit reflects on the organised caravan of migrants fleeing from systemic violence, poverty and economic instability in the region known as the northern triangle in Central America: Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. The photos are on display at Villa Schifanoia until 20 April.

EUI joins university partners to form CIVICA

The EUI has joined CIVICA, an alliance with Bocconi University, Central European University, the Hertie School of Governance, the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Sciences Po, and the Stockholm School of Economics. CIVICA aims to become one of the pilot European Universities, uniting leading European higher education institutions in the social sciences, the humanities, business management and public policy to form a broad European inter-university campus that links teaching and learning, research and innovation, and society at large across cultural, linguistic, and national borders.



Freedom of religion, secularism, and human rights

edited by Nehal Bhuta

This interdisciplinary, comparative work examines the relationship between secularism, freedom of religion and human rights in legal, theoretical, historical and political perspective. It brings together chapters from leading scholars of human rights, law and religion, political theory, religious studies and history, and provides insights into the state of the debate about the relationship between these concepts.

Cultures of counterterrorism: French and Italian responses to terrorism after 9/11

by Silvia D'Amato

Recent attacks in Europe have raised many questions about the status of counterterrorism structures within European countries, revealing a wide range of practical as well as discursive security implications. This work provides an original contribution to the understanding of counterterrorism by asking how values, norms, and a shared sense of identity matter in policy dynamics.

E-Democracy: On participation in the digital age

by Giancarlo Vilella

This book seeks to make it clear that rapid technological developments have an immediate and strong impact on the democratic system. These transformations have changed and continue to change the relationship between representatives and the people they represent, between the people elected and the people who elect them, and even the party system itself.

Using EU aid to address the root causes of migration and refugee flows

by Heliodoro Temprano Arroyo

The aim of this volume is to examine the extent to which the EU’s external financial instruments can be redesigned or used more effectively to alleviate underlying migration and refugee
pressures. It takes stock of the most recent instruments available; considers climate finance; and finally assesses the effectiveness of bilateral cooperation agreements on migration between the EU and sending countries. The book is available free of charge in open access.