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 1,000 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

Federico Romero

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 Unit

Featured publication

Handbook on the governance of religious diversity

This Routledge handbook critically reviews the ways in which 23 countries, in regions beyond Europe, respond to challenges of accommodating religious majorities and minorities.

Anna TRIANDAFYLLIDOU - Tina Magazzini

Over to you: EUI community members present their work

3minutephd: Walls & Passports: A Fruitful Thesis on Immigration and Citizenship Policy - Sam Schmid

Schuman short: Shadow Democracy

Realising Non-Trade Goals through Trade Policy, EUI Respect survey



Restoring local actors to Europe's welfare history

The ERC project 'Social politics in European borderlands (SOCIOBORD)' launched on 5 March 2021. EUI Professor of History Laura Lee Downs, the project’s principal investigator, explains some of the project's most exciting features.

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How the EU can survive: DiCE Conference keynote speech by Jean-Claude Piris

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New EUI research: A look at COVID-19 messaging

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Researchers explore the limits of judicial cooperation in Europe

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