World Trade Forum 2020


Trade policy and non-trade policy objectives, international trade conflicts, the future of the multilateral trading system, and the effects of #COVID-19 on trade cooperation are on the agenda for the 2020 World Trade Forum, to be held on Zoom from 22-23 September. Join leading trade practitioners and scholars, government officials, and representatives of international and nongovernmental organisations to discuss the key challenges the multilateral trade system is facing today. The online conference is open to all - register by 19 September.

Jos Delbeke takes up EIB climate chair

Jos Delbeke has been appointed as the European University Institute's first European Investment Bank Chair on Climate Change Policy and International Carbon Markets (EIB Climate Chair). The former Director-General of the European Commission's DG Climate Action will be on the faculty of the School of Transnational Governance, and will work on issues related to carbon pricing and sustainable finance.

COVID-19: Important information for the EUI community and visitors

The EUI has implemented numerous measures to counter the spread of COVID-19. Read more about the latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors, and find out about the Institute's COVID-19 Knowledge Hub.

Global conference on sovereign debt


The EUI’s Florence School of Banking and Finance invites participation in the global, two-week virtual D-DebtCon conference. From 7 – 18 September, expert panelists will log in from around the world to discuss issues such as sovereign debt sustainability and debt vulnerabilities, restructuring architecture, debt transparency, fiscal federalism, resilience against pandemic and climate shocks, and financial history. The EUI will host the 8 September event, which covers sovereign debt in the EU. See the complete description and programme here.

EUI and EUISS enhance collaboration on peace and security

The European University Institute (EUI) has signed a new partnership agreement with the Paris-based European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). The EUISS is the European Union’s Agency analysing foreign, security and defence policy issues, as well as strengthening the foresight and networking capacity in external action. Read more here.

2020 Media Pluralism Monitor

The Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom at the Robert Schuman Centre has released the new Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM2020). The 2020 Media Pluralism Monitor confirms mounting harassment against journalists, increasing economic uncertainty for media outlets, and evidence that the online media sphere fails to reinforce pluralism. Read the full report here.



European socialist regimes' fateful engagement with the West: national strategies in the long 1970s

by Angela Romano and Federico Romero (eds)

The book, a product of the ERC-funded project PanEUR70s, focuses on a time when the socialist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe banked their hopes for prosperity and stability on enhanced relations with the West. Crossing the traditional differences among diverse fields of historiography, it assesses the complex influence of European and global processes of transformation on the socialist elites’ reading of the international political and economic environment and their consequent decision-making and policy-making. The volume is available in open access.

Europe's passive virtues: deference to national authorities in EU free movement law

by Jan Zglinski

Drawing on an original data set of free movement cases from 1974 to 2013, this volume examines how and which decisions the European Court of Justice defers to national institutions. The book is based on the author's 2016 doctoral thesis in the Law Department, and is published by Oxford University Press.

Pandemocracia: una filosofia de la crisis del coronavirus

by Daniel Innerarity

The global spread of the novel corona virus illustrates the need for strong transnational institutions, global governance and cooperative intelligence. In this volume Daniel Innerarity provides a philosophical reflection on the COVID-19 pandemic, a 'pandemocratic' event that at the same time has revealed inequalities and faults in democratic processes. 

Migration and mobility in the European Union

by Andrew Geddes, Leila Hadj-Abdou and Leiza Brumat (eds)

In this volume, the authors analyse the complex and often controversial nature of policymaking in the field of migration and mobility. Unique in its portrayal of policy responses to migration in Europe, this text is an essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the politics of migration, European integration and the politics of the EU.

State renaissance for peace: transitional governance under international law

by Emmanuel De Groof

Transitional governance has become an international project with formidable ambitions: ending war, conflict or crisis by reconfiguring the state order. This volume examines how international actors shape regime change during transition, and finds that few international rules are in place to limit their actions.