Important information concerning the COVID2019 virus for the EUI community

The situation concerning the coronavirus, or COVID-19 infections, is evolving rapidly in Italy and across the globe. The EUI provides latest information and guidelines for the EUI community and visitors. Read more here.

Teacher Training Summer School 2020

Applications are now open for the 3rd edition of the EUI Summer School 'Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education'. This four-day training introduces participants to the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. It will take place from 29 June to 2 July and is open to non-EUI PhD and postdoctoral researchers in the social sciences and humanities. The course is aimed at individuals who have little or no teaching experience.

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.



The Media, European integration and the rise of euro-journalism, 1950s–1970s

by Martin Herzer

This volume, the published version of Herzer's doctoral thesis in History, explains how the media helped to invent the European Union as the supranational polity that we know today. Telling the story of the rise of pro-Euro journalists  within the post-war western European media, it argues that these actors pioneered a journalism that symbolically magnified the technocratic European Community as the embodiment of 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'.