'La notte dei ricercatori'

EUI academics Elda Brogi, Giacomo Calzolari and Mario Pagano will discuss their research at the Florence edition of Bright: la notte europea delle ricercatrici e dei ricercatori in Italia, on 27 September. The scope of Bright is to dialogue with the public about high-level research. As part of the event, the Historical Archives of the EU will open its doors to the public on Saturday, 28 September. All events will be held in Italian.

EUI signs memo of understanding with the EIB Group

The EUI has signed a memo of understanding with the European Investment Bank Group. The new agreement calls for joint research activities and seminars on economics, finance or public policy topics relevant to the EIB and the EUI. It will also give the EUI’s students and researchers the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars taught by EIB staff in Florence. Read more.

CMPF's Media Pluralism Monitor on the Commission's agenda

The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM), a project of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the Schuman Centre, has been singled out as a resource in a mission letter by the European Commission's President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen. The MPM systematically assesses risks for media pluralism in the EU 28 and in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Turkey. Read more.

Visit from Carmelo Abela, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion

The EUI welcomed the Honorable Carmelo Abela, Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, to the campus on Monday 9 September. The Minister was accompanied by the Maltese Ambassador to Italy Vanessa Frazier and Mr. Luca Parenti, the Honorary Consul of Malta in Florence. Malta joined the EUI as a contracting state in June 2018. Read more here.

New faculty join the EUI

The Institute welcomes the five new full-time professors joining the faculty at the beginning of September. Professors Martijn Hesselink and Neha Jain will take up posts in the Department of Law, while the Department of Political and Social Sciences welcomes Professors Miriam Golden and Arnout Van de Rijt. The Department of History and Civilization will be joined by Professor Giorgio Riello.



EU human rights, international investment law and participation: operationalizing the EU foreign policy objective to global human rights protection

by Vivian Kube

This volume, the published version of Kube's 2018 doctoral thesis in Law, uses the case of the international investment regime and the EU human rights framework to explore what it means to integrate global human rights protection and promotion into foreign policy making.

The fathers and mothers of consumer law and policy in Europe: the foundational years 1950-1980

In 2017, Hans-W. Micklitz invited the most influential figures in the development of consumer law across Europe to a conference on the historical evolution of the field. This volume is the fruit of that conference. More than 20 national-level and European experts--the 'mothers and fathers' of consumer law--provided individual commentary and participated in a concluding round-table discussion. The proceedings are available in open access both as a published book and via audio files.

The dynamics of regional migration governance

edited by Andrew Geddes, Marcia Vera Espinoza, Leila Hadj-Abdou, and Leiza Maricel Brumat

This book analyses the dynamics of regional migration governance and accounts for why, how and with what effects states cooperate with each other in diverse forms of regional grouping on aspects of international migration, displacement and mobility. The book develops a framework for analysis of comparative regional migration governance to support a distinct and truly global approach accounting for regional developments around the world.

The European Commission 1986-2000: History and memories of an institution

edited by Eric Bussière, Piers Ludlow, Federico Romero, Dieter Schlenker Vincent Dujardin and Antonio Varsori

In this volume, the third in a series, more than 50 scholars examine the most significant activities, challenges and achievements of the European Commission between 1986 and 2000. The period was especially dynamic, seeing the completion of the internal market, economic and monetary union, and the opening up of the EU to countries of central and eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall. The book is available in open access.