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


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Windfall taxes | Thorsten Beck

Do unexpected corporate profits lead to higher economic inequality? And if so, should these 'windfall gains' be taxed? Thorsten Beck, Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance, explains what windfall taxes are and why they are applied.

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Ursula Hirschmann lecture: exploring feminist political economy of war and peace

What unites refugees, mercenaries, veterans and victims of human trafficking? First and foremost, they are bodies moving across borders in the framework of armed conflicts in the post-Cold War world. Following their movements can help us understand conflict dynamics and underlying economic structures.

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Voting Advice Applications (VAAs) | Lorenzo Cicchi

What are Voting Advice Applications and how can they help citizens decide what party to vote for during elections? In this Schuman Shorts, Research Fellow Lorenzo Cicchi explains how they work and how they can positively impact the democratic process around elections.

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About us

The Robert Schuman Centre is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the heart of the European University Institute (EUI). It was established in 1993 with the goal of developing cutting-edge, academic research and using that research to engage with a wide variety of stakeholders in the public and private sector.

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Our faculty

Meet the full-time professors of the Robert Schuman Centre

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.

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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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Video Highlights

Kwaku Afesorgbor | #SchumanCentre30 Anniversary

Feminist Political Economy of War and Peace | Aida A. Hozić | Ursula Hirschmann Lecture 2023

Schuman Shelf #20 - Social Media, Fundamental Rights and Courts - A European Perspective

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