Robert Schuman Centre

We produce research on the major challenges facing Europe and the World

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From energy regulation to migration, from media pluralism to banking and finance: our nine research programmes address the key questions facing the European Union and its global role through both basic and policy-oriented research.

We host 50 funded research projects, including four funded by the European Research Council, that span a wide range of topics.

The results of our research often become policy output in the form of publications and public events, where academics and policy-makers exchange knowledge and build solutions to face the challenges of our time.

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Publications in 2020


Public events in 2020


Training participants in 2020




RSC Director Brigid Laffan reflects on her career and on women in academia

Brigid Laffan, who is just finishing her eight-year term as Director of the Robert Schuman Centre, sat down with her colleague Elena Torta for an extended interview reflecting back on her career and the difficulties of being a woman in academia.

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Media pluralism and media freedom in danger across Europe – MPM2021

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Schuman Shorts - Externalities | Thorsten Beck

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Simone Borghesi is the new President-Elect of EAERE

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The Schuman Centre is home to a large community of fellows

Every year we welcome Jean Monnet Fellows, Max Weber Fellows, Marie Curie Fellows, EP and EU Fellows and Visiting Fellows. We have also become a select destination for Marie Curie Fellows.

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Policy dialogue and training

A core objective of our mission is to engage actively with the world of practice through policy dialogue and executive training. We organise workshops, seminars and restricted roundtables, as well as executive training courses for academics and policy-makers.Some of our programmes have developed executive training courses in various niche areas, notably, banking and finance, regulation, media and communication and the judicial sphere.

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Featured publication

Rebooting multilateral trade cooperation: China and Europe

A collection of essays by trade policy experts exploring potential paths to revitalising the WTO.

Bernard Hoekman - Dong Wang - Xinquan Tu

Video Highlights

Key-note speech | Margrethe Vestager | Executive Vice-President of the Europea

The State of the Union 2021 - Aftermovie

Schuman Shelf #3 - Resisting Europe: Practices of Contestation in the Mediterranean Middle East

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