New memorandum of understanding with the University of Lucerne

EUI President Renaud Dehousse and the President of the University of Lucerne, Bruno Staffelbach, signed a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions on 4 May 2019. The agreement sets the framework for future collaborative research and teaching initiatives, such as potential exchange programmes for researchers, collaborators and students; research collaboration; joint proposals to funding bodies and the possible co-organisation of symposia, conferences and workshops.

9th Annual The State of the Union


The State of the Union Conference opened at the EUI's Villa Salviati on Thursday morning, 2 May. The Conference focused on 21th Century Democracy in Europe, and this year included the 'Spitzenkandidaten' Debate among the leading candidates for President of the European Commission. On Friday the conference moved to Florence's Palazzo Vecchio, while Saturday brought the annual open day organised at the Historical Archives of the European Union. Viewers may watch all conference sessions that were livestreamed and view the online photo gallery.

Anna Triandafyllidou selected as Canada Excellence Research Chair

Congratulations to Robert Schuman Chair Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, who has been selected as Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The chair brings with it $10 million in research funding from the Canadian government, and the mandate to build and lead a team of researchers who will take what Triandafyllidou describes as a 360-degree approach to migration and integration. The appointment will start in summer 2019, and the research project will run for 7 years.

ERC awards Advanced Grant to Giovanni Sartor

Congratulations to Law professor and EUI alumnus Giovanni Sartor, who was awarded a 2019 Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Professor Sartor's project is called 'CompuLaw', and will deal with bringing law and legal instruments up to speed with transformations in computing and artificial intelligence. The project will be carried out jointly by the EUI and the University of Bologna.



EU Law beyond EU Borders

Edited by Marise Cremona and Joanne Scott

This book addresses the global reach of EU law across a range of policy areas. The authors argue that this reach shapes the EU's external identity and its relations with other legal regimes, both enabling and constraining the EU's external action. The volume is based on the eponymous specialised courses held during the Law of the European Union summer course at the Academy of European Law in July 2016.


Bridging the Gaps: Linking research to public debates and policy-making on migration and integration

edited by Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas and Joakim Palme

This book, available in open access, provides a unique combination of scholarly research and personal experience from a group of experts and specialists in migration and integration policies, as well as media studies and public opinion. Contributors to the volume  explore the interplay between social science research, public debates, and policy-making in the area of international migration and integration.

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.