Jean-Claude Trichet visits EUI

Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank between 2003 and 2011, visits the EUI on 16 February. Mr. Trichet will speak in the context of the  ‘Leaders Beyond the State’ series, in which former presidents of the European institutions are invited to the EUI to record their experiences.

Save the date: The State of the Union 2018


The eighth edition of the EUI's annual The State of the Union conference will take place on 10-11 May 2018 at the Badia and in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. The focus of the conference, 'solidarity in Europe', will bring together experts to discuss issues such as European economic, monetary and fiscal policies, social investment, defence and security, migration, climate change, and energy. In recent years, speakers have included Jean-Claude Juncker and Michel Barnier. The conference will be followed by an Open Day at the Historical Archives of the European Union on 12 May. The conference programme is now online.

Centre for Media Pluralism and Freedom explains net neutrality

Net neutrality has been a hot topic in recent months, but what actually is it and why does it matter? Writing for EUI Times, Elda Brogi and Luc Steinberg of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Freedom explain net neutrality, and discuss what implications the US Federal Communication Commission’s decision to repeal it could have for the maintenance of an open and free web in Europe and beyond.

The 'rule of law crisis', Europe's most existential challenge


A ‘rule of law crisis’ in eastern Europe is calling into question the EU’s ability to discipline its member states. Speaking to EUI Times, Princeton’s Professor Kim Scheppele explains what Brussels can do to bring the likes of Hungary and Poland back into line.



Multicultural governance in a mobile world

edited by Anna Triandafyllidou
This volume explores what forms of migrant accommodation and multicultural citizenship we can envisage in the current context of increased migration. Through both theoretical contributions and empirically orientated analyses, this book provides insights into how theories and practices of multicultural citizenship and migrant integration may adapt to the new patterns of international migration and mobility that we see in today's world.

Democratic inclusion

edited by Rainer Bauböck

Who has a claim to inclusion in a democratic political community? This volume addresses the theoretical and practical issues of access to citizenship for immigrants and non-resident citizens, with contributions and debate by leading academics in the field.

Between flexibility and disintegration: the trajectory of differentiation in EU law

edited by Bruno DeWitte, Andrea Ott and Ellen Vos
Has differentiation and flexibility in the application of EU policy damaged the European project, or promoted integration? This volume examines the present and future of differentiation in EU Law, especially in the areas of Economic and Monetary Union, the internal market, justice and home affairs, and foreign policy.

Political theory and the European Union

edited by Richard Bellamy and Joseph Lacey

The process of European integration has presented intriguing challenges to the core categories with which political theory operates. This volume brings together some of the most important scholarly contributions over the last decades that have sought to contribute towards developing a political theory of the EU as an idiosyncratic political organisation.

Secession from a member state and withdrawal from the European Union: troubled membership

edited by Carlos Closa

This timely volume scrutinises two existential issues for the EU: withdrawal of a member state (i.e. Brexit), and territorial secession (i.e. movements in Catalonia, Scotland and elsewhere). Legal and political science scholars combine specific legal analysis and consider the political dynamics behind the processes. The implications of withdrawal and secession on EU citizenship are discussed in depth and there is an overview of the evolving nature of the relationship between the regions and the EU. Finally, there is an engaging normative discussion on the deeper meaning of these two processes with respect to the objective of European integration.