EUI and Hertie School intensify cooperation

The EUI and the Hertie School have signed a memorandum of understanding for a new exchange programme, allowing master’s degree students to spend a semester studying in Berlin or Florence. Joint executive education, summer schools and other education and research projects are also in the scope of the cooperation.

EUI and College of Europe take on new joint initiative

A two-year Master in European and Transnational Affairs is at the heart of updated framework agreement between the European University Institute (EUI) and the College of Europe (CoE). The new agreement was signed by EUI President Renaud Dehousse and College of Europe Rector Jörg Monar at a ceremony in Brussels attended by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, on 29 October.

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel Peace Prize winner, visits the EUI

The EUI was honoured to receive the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on 25 October. President Sirleaf came to Florence to deliver the inaugural Giorgio La Pira Lecture, organised by the Institute with the Fondazione CR Firenze. During her speech, she emphasised the need for new leaders and a transnational approach to solve the transnational challenges facing the globe. Read more here.

EUI and European Commission sign memorandum of understanding

The EUI and the European Commission will increase cooperation in training and academic exchange to boost research that feeds into policy-making. This committment was formalised in a memorandum of understanding signed by Ilze Juhansone, Acting Secretary-General of the European Commission (EC) and EUI President Renaud Dehousse, in Brussels on 10 October.

European consensus on asylum and refugee policies


A new and innovative study on public attitudes towards migration reveals that Europeans want to protect refugees, but prefer policies that use limits and conditions. The Migration Policy Centre has published a new paper based on a survey of 12,000 people in eight EU member states. Read the paper here.



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.

European Journal of Legal Studies: The Brexit Negotiations and the May Government Special Issue

This special issue  of the EJLS assesses the legal and political dynamics during the last two years of EU and UK Brexit negotiations. The volume analyses key issues in the withdrawal negotiations and considers the reasons why the UK sought an extension of its EU membership in spring 2019. The complete issue is available in open access.

European Party Politics in Times of Crisis

edited by Swen Hutter and Hanspeter Kriesi

How has the Great Recession reshaped party politics in Europe? This volume uses original data from 15 European countries to study party competition in Europe since the crisis. It inquires into how the crisis affected the intensity and structure of party competition, and whether we are seeing a wave of 'critical elections' bound to reshape European politics for years to come.