Research tools on democracy

Orientation for voters, insights for political research

The EUI’s widely used Voting Advice Application also provides reliable party position data

Research at the EUI

Interdisciplinary, International, Innovative.

We ask fundamental questions about human society and investigate complex, real-world problems.

Intellectual creativity and debate thrive at the EUI through collaborative projects, workshops and webinars, conferences and outreach events, and summer schools and executive training.

Our research embraces interdisciplinary, comparative or contextual approaches, and many of our initiatives have a specifically European perspective.

Interdisciplinary Research Clusters

Cross-campus interdisciplinary research that focuses on five interrelated themes of high societal interest: Democracy, Environment, Inequality, Technological Change and the Crisis of Expertise.

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The Schuman Centre

Basic and applied research addresses key questions about the functioning of the European Union and its global role. Our nine programmes cover areas from energy regulation to migration, from media pluralism to global governance.

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Covid-19 Knowledge Hub

The Covid-19 Knowledge Hub pools analysis and policy proposals based on in-house expertise and from our extensive networks, to address the pandemic’s profound implications for the world.

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EUI Research Repository

Scholarly publications and research data produced by our researchers, faculty, fellows and associated scholars include special thematic collections and over 3,000 EUI theses.

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Research across the EUI

Research activities at the EUI comprise individual and collaborative projects, workshops, summer schools and conferences, and public data platforms.

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Dean of Research

Giacomo Calzolari

Our research strategy promotes interaction between EUI scholars at all career levels and policymakers the world over to make lasting contributions to research and policy agendas. We encourage early-stage researchers to reach their full potential through challenging instruction, clear performance standards and high-quality support.

Research Support



Opposition Politics from Afar: The Case of the Sri Lankan Tamil Diaspora

Every year, about 30 researchers defend their PhD theses in the SPS Department. In order to illustrate the range of their research, each month the department selects and presents a dissertation notable for both its exceptionally high quality and general interest to the public.

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The European Investment Bank at the origins of a European environmental policy

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Tackling employment disparities with better cost-of-living data

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Penal reform and human rights: EUI joins Italy and Ventotene to create network

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Featured publication

Everyday Zionism and nation-building in East-Central Europe

This study by EUI alum Jan Rybak depicts a growing focus in 1914-20 on welfare and self-defence action, amidst different local meanings of war, revolution, empire and nation.

Jan Rybak

Over to you: EUI community members present their work

Global Migration Governance | Leiza Brumat - Schuman Shorts #40

Schuman Shelf #10 - The Invention of International Order

Politicisation of Migration | Leila Hadj Abdou - Schuman Short #41

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