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




Brigid Laffan interviewed by Euronews on how Brexit has changed Europe

Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre, was interviewed by Euronews to discuss topics pertaining to Brexit, the EU and Ireland.

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The EU Research and Innovation Commission showcases the SIRIUS Project

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Migration policy-making in Africa | Blogpost by Mehari Taddele Maru

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3rd Annual Lights on Women Scholarship | Florence School of Regulation

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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

How sick is British democracy?: A clinical analysis

The book discusses the potential negative impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on the UK and identifies effective remedies and popular prescriptions that are politically impossible.

Richard Rose

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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