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Extracurricular Activities

The Body and Brain Boosting Board (commonly known as 4B) offers support and assistance in organizing activities beyond the academic curriculum of the EUI. These may occur both on and off-site. Mostly of a cultural and sporting nature, there are currently twenty five such clubs (mostly run by researchers) although the number varies from year to year depending on interest and resulting membership.

The longest running activities include two football clubs (men and women’s), yoga courses, running, rowing, the EUI Choir and dance, but there are many more. If there is sufficient interest and you would like to start a new club, contact the 4B coordinator at [email protected].There are also alternative groups detached from 4B, such as book clubs, chess club etc.

Those not participating in the academic activities of the Institute during the year may wish to join the Partner’s Group. During term time, the group usually meets twice a month, on a Wednesday morning, at the Badia. The group organizes outings, exchanges general knowledge, books and offers company.


Procedure to initiate a new 4B activity.


List of Activities



The Cineclub offers regular showings of films, be they old or new, features or documentaries...                                      

Classical Music in and around Florence

The Amici della Musica is an association organising chamber music concerts...



The Climbing Club has organised more than ten mountain trips...                         


Coppa Pavone

The most important annual football event, this tournament takes place in early June...
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Ponte Europa

Bridging Academia and Civil Society


EUI Choir

Repertoire includes music by baroque, German romantic composers and more contemporary composers...

EUI Music Society

Let's bring musicians together and encourage them to perform in the EUI concerts...

Fiasco Social Club

Fiasco Social Club is the place to escape the spectre of deadlines, embrace procrastination, and philosophise the ultimate questions about life, the universe, and everything...


Foodie club

Foodie Club is a group that co-creates dinners where we cook and eat together...  


Football: Men

What the Squadra is about, where we come from and where we are heading to
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Football: Women

The Mad Cows is the EUI's female five-a-side soccer team...

Gamers' Corner

If you like tabletop games, as a casual gamer or a hard-core fan, you are more than welcome to join us in Bar Fiasco!
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Gardening Club

The orto sociale is a collective activity where you grow good, fresh, and healthy vegetables...


Gender & Sexuality Diversity

The LGBTQ+ Society serves to welcome all LGBTQ researchers, staff & faculty... 


Equipment for body building, cardio training and stretching. Although small, the EUI gym is functional...    

Kangoo Jumps

Ready for a workout that is also a lot of fun? Everybody can enjoy some Kangoo Jumps! Find out more...

Mojo Music Club

The music taste of this club ranges from the softer kind of blues to the heavier kind of metal...   


EUI professors and researchers have free access to all state museums in Florence...

Pro Arts Group

The group fosters the organization of cultural events inside and outside campus...  
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Radio Cavolo

Radio Cavolo is a web radio created by a bunch of researchers at the European University Institute (EUI) with the aim to provide an audio platform in which anyone...



Enough of books, library and daylong peering at screens? Why don’t you get on the water?!...


Would you like to dance Rueda de Casino, Son Cubano and Rumba Guaguancó?...

Skiing Club

Dreaming of a white snowy mountain panorama? The EUI skiing club organises skiing trips to different locations...


If you are looking for a recovery after intensive studying, swimming is one of the best options...

Table Tennis

Time to play table tennis! Table and rackets available for all in Sala della Colonna...


Feel like dancing? Join us and try one of most widespread and appreciated dancing style...


The EUI Tennis Club organizes classes and games throughout the academic year...
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Thoughts for Europe

Thoughts for Europe (TfE) aims at creating an informal space for debating the future of Europe...

Yoga (Hatha)

Are you interested in taking lessons in Hatha Yoga?...   
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Yoga (Ashtanga)

Astanga is the Yoga of Breath. An ancient Yoga method ....


During the Aurtumn and Spring terms, we organise friendly matches with students of NYU Florence...   

Beach volley & Volleyball

No seaside? No problem! Join the EUI Herons and play beach volley in Florence...


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Women in Research and Policy-Making

The WiRP is a platform for women at the EUI to network, support each other and collaborate.




Page last updated on 22 September 2022

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