Patrick George Zaky's arrest: Motion by the EUI community

Following the call of the University of Bologna, Amnesty International and the European Parliament, and the solidarity expressed by the European University Institute’s community, the EUI community has passed a motion regarding the detention by the Egyptian authorities of Patrick Zaky, a young student enrolled at the University of Bologna.

CIVICA launches doctoral and postdoctoral training activities

On February 10, 2020, representatives of the members of CIVICA, the European University of the Social Sciences, came to Florence for the first meeting of CIVICA’s work package on doctoral and postdoctoral training. CIVICA aims to create a common European space for early stage researchers, to enable them to benefit from the expertise and the resources at partner universities, and to collaborate across borders.

Introducing Professor Jeff Checkel

Political scientist Jeffrey Checkel recently took up the chair in international politics in the Department of Political and Social Sciences. His research focuses on European identity, looking how identity is formed and what role institutions such as the EU play, or can play, in shaping peoples’ sense of who they are. Read more.

Conversations for the future of Europe

The Robert Schuman Centre's 'Conversations for the Future of Europe' will resume this month with a discussion on 'The future of inequality in Europe'. The series, initiated by Philippe van Parijs and now in its third year, will include six talks through May dealing with inequality, the role of education in addressing the European solidarity crisis, constitutional design in the EU, EU-level instruments of direct democracy, how to move forward in post-crisis Europe, and more.

EUI and Andean Community foster learning across continents


With their recently signed partnership agreement, the two international organisations will further mutual cooperation in what represents the EUI’s second official partnership in Latin America. Professor Renaud Dehousse, President of the EUI, stated that 'our partnership with the Andean Community will benefit researchers, students and communities, fostering the mutual learning and understanding between Latin America and Europe.’



Social mobilization beyond ethnicity: civic activism and grassroots movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Chiara Milan

This book, the published version of a Ph.D. thesis in SPS, uses Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study to explore episodes of mobilization which have superseded ethno-nationalist cleavages. The book investigates movements’ formation, their organizational structures and networking strategies and advances research on divided societies and social movements.

The construction of fatherhood: the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights

by Alice Margaria

This volume, the published version of the author's 2015 EUI doctoral thesis in Law, examines how the European Court of Human Rights has responded to shifting practices and ideas of fatherhood. The book highlights the expressive powers of the Court, especially its role in producing and legitimising ideas about parenting and influencing the regulation of family life.

Behind-the-border policies: assessing and addressing non-tariff measures

edited by Joseph Francois and Bernard Hoekman 
This volume provides a contemporary overview of key issues related to non-tariff trade policy measures (NTMs) and domestic regulation. The contributors comprise a mix of leading trade policy experts - both academics and practitioners - and researchers who have specialized in the analysis of NTMs.

The right to dress: sumptuary laws in a global perspective, c.1200–1800

edited by Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublack

This volume, the first global history on the regulation of dress, brings together leading scholars on Asian, Latin American, Ottoman and European history. Their findings reveal the significance of sumptuary laws in medieval and early modern societies as a site of contestation between individuals and states and how dress as an expression of identity developed as a modern 'human right'.


2019 MEDAM Assessment Report. Rethinking EU migration and asylum policies: Managing immigration jointly with countries of origin and transit

by Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Lücke and Martin Ruhs

This report examines public preferences towards migration and asylum policy; the ways in which the EU and sending countries can cooperate on immigration and refugee policy; and the implications for cooperation and reform of the EU asylum system. The authors conclude that closer cooperation among EU member states and with countries of origin and transit can improve outcomes for all stakeholders.