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About the Robert Schuman Centre

The Robert Schuman Centre is a bridge: a bridge across disciplines, across the world of the academy and practice, between the EU and the international system and between doctoral, post-doctoral research and lifelong learning.

Brigid Laffan


The Robert Schuman Centre

The Robert Schuman Centre - which takes its name from Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Communities - is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the heart of the European University Institute (EUI). It was established in 1992 to complement the four EUI disciplinary departments with the mission to be involved in both basic and policy research, collaborate with other centres of excellence in Europe and globally, provide opportunities for young scholars and promoting dialogue with the world of practice.

The goal of the Centre is to maintain an environment and support structure that fosters intellectual curiosity and excellent research. The research agenda of the Centre is currently guided by three major themes:

The Centre draws its income from a variety of sources, with around two thirds from externally funded grants. The Centre competes actively for prestigious research grants such as European Research Council and Marie Curie, and co-ordinates or participates in many Horizon 2020 projects. The Robert Schuman Centre is home to nine research programmes: the Global Governance Programme, the European Governance and Politics Programme, the Migration Policy Centre, the Florence School of Regulation, the Middle East Directions Programme, the Florence School of Banking and Finance, the Florence Competition Programme, the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and the Centre for Judicial Cooperation.


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Page last updated on 11/05/2021

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