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26 September 2017: 'Europe’s Union in Transition: Coping with Change and Diversity', Launch event of EUI in Brussels.

The European University Institute (EUI) launched the EUI in Brussels programme to strengthen its engagement with the world of practice and bring the fruits of its research to a Brussels audience on a more regular basis. Given the presence of a large number of distinguished EUI alumni in Brussels, the launch of the programme is an event to connect with these highly valued alumni.


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20 September 2017: The Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute launched its Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM) on 20 September in Brussels. Learn more about the Observatory: watch the video of the Launch event, OPAM’s presentation and visit the website.

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22-23 June 2017: 'Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme @25 Alumni Conference'

Since 1992, we have hosted a large number of scholars under the auspices of the Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme, which remains one of the EUI’s flagship programmes. The Alumni Conference was an opportunity to re-connect with our former fellows and to mark 25 years of the programme.


16 June 2017: 'Terrorism & European Security Governance', Conference organised by the Global Governance Programme and co-funded by NATO

In line with our mission to promote dialogue with the world of practice, the discussion nvolved both well-known academics in the field of terrorism and security as well as officials from NATO, Europol and the European Commission.

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16 June 2017, Regulatory challenges for smart cities. 6th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures,by Florence School of Regulation Transport 

With the acceleration of technological developments in network industries and, in particular, in infrastructures, there is a constant need to review regulatory schema. Demographic changes, climate change, and the evolution of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are disrupting the traditional landscape of urban infrastructure services and questions are arising. 



25-26 May 2017: 'The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance', Conference organised by the Migration Policy Centre 

The two-day event, welcomed 29 papers from around the world for analysing and discussing the present and future of migration governance in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Presenters and attendees debated on the drivers of migration, free movement of workers, shifting political paradigms in migration policies, and asylum seekers and securitisation, amongst other topics.


18-19 May 2017: 'EU International Cultural Relations: A Strategic Approach', High Level Policy Workshop by the Global Governance Programme

Culture has an important role to play both internally and externally, helping improve social cohesion and strengthening the EU’s role in the world. This Policy Workshop tackled these issues over two days on 18 and 19 May at the European University Institute in Florence. It developed in three panels, ending with a roundtable on how to implement the nascent strategy.

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27 April 2017, 'The Changing Geography of Finance and Regulation in Europe', Annual Conference by the Florence School of Banking and Finance 

The financial world is undergoing a profound technological change. The advent of innovative technologies is unsettling the industry’s modus operandi which will soon enough disrupt the current practices of both supervisors and central banks. As a result of this, the geography of finance is evolving at a rapid pace. 


26-27 January 2017: 'How National Referendums Are Challenging the EU', Roundtable Workshop

The Roundtable Workshop explores what we know and what we need to know about the way in which the recent round of national referendums from Greece and Switzerland to the UK are beginning to challenge the institutions and policies of the European Union. 


7 November 2016: EP-EUI Roundtable - Evidence and Analysis in EU Policy-Making: Concepts, Practice and Governance 

The EP-EUI Policy Roundtable on Evidence and Analysis in EU Policy-Making was co-organised by the Global Governance Programme and the Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS) of the European Parliament. It brought together practitioners and academics who discussed recent developments in evidence-based policy-making. 

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23-24 September 2016, World Trade Forum: Behind-the-Border Policies and Global Trade, Annual Conference by the Global Govenance Programme 

 The World Trade Forum is an annual event organised by the World Trade Institute (Bern), the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute, Florence) and the CEPR Trade Policy Research Network. 

In 2016, the conference focused on the state of play in negotiating so-called 21st century trade agreements such as TTIP, the trade implications of Brexit, and challenges confronting the World Trade Organization (WTO). 


Publications Highlights:



Future of the global trade order. 2nd edition, edited by Carlos Primo Braga and Bernard Hoekman, December 2017

The volume brings together essays on key challenges confronting the global trading system, taking a business perspective. This second edition updates all the contributions in the first edition, and includes new chapters reflecting on the forces impacting on globalization, prospects for US trade policy and competition policy and the global trade regime.



The Palgrave handbook of indicators in global governance, edited by Debora Valentina Malito, Gaby Umbach and Nehal Bhuta, December 2017 

This volume brings together both academic and institutional perspectives to examine the production, use and contestation of indicators in global governance. It provides a unique and comprehensive guide to the latest research in the study of indicators and their use in global governance and policy making.


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'Abuse of dominance in EU competition law : emerging trends' by Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti and Marco Botta, November 2017

This topical book provides an up-to-date account of the emerging trends in the enforcement and interpretation of this provision at both the EU and national level. Employing a range of case studies, this illuminating book adds a cross-country perspective to the growing debate surrounding the scope of application of Article 102 of the TFEU; a debate largely caused by its ambiguous wording.

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'Effectiveness and added value of the EU budget' by Alfredo De Feo and Brigid Laffan, October 2017

In October 2015 the Robert Schuman Centre organised a workshop on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of the EU budget as part of a project on the Evolution of Budgetary Powers and their Contribution to European Governance. A first seminar dedicated to Own Resources took place in April 2015. The EU budget represents only 1% of GNI but its impact on the economy is greater due to its leverage effects. 

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'In Search of the Lost Orient -An Interview' by Olivier Roy, September 2017

In this book-length interview, Roy tells the lively and colorful story of his many adventures and discoveries in a variety of social and political settings and how they have come to shape his understanding of the Islamic world and its complex recent history. In Search of the Lost Orient is a candid, personal account of the experiences that led Roy to challenge his youthful ideas of an untouched, romanticized East and build a new intellectual framework to better understand and cohabit with the religions, politics, and cultures of the East, West, North, and South.


'Reintegration strategies: conceptualizing how return migrants reintegrate' by Katie Kuschminder, August 2017

This book critically examines and theorizes the process of how return migrants reintegrate into their countries of origin. The result is a new methodology for understanding the experiences of return migrants, or their 'reintegration strategies'. This approach demonstrates that reintegration strategies differ by type of return migrant, leading to variations in how far they are able to contribute to the development of their nation states.


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'The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship', by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauboeck, Irene Bloemraad, and Maarten Vink, August 2017

This book brings together leading experts in law, philosophy, political science, economics, sociology, and geography to provide a multidisciplinary, comparative discussion of different dimensions of citizenship: as legal status and political membership; as rights and obligations; as identity and belonging; as civic virtues and practices of engagement; and as a discourse of political and social equality or responsibility for a common good.


'Israel under siege : the politics of insecurity and the rise of the Israeli neo-revisionist right', by Raffaella Del Sarto, July 2017

The failed Oslo peace process and the trauma of the Second Palestinian Intifada triggered this shift to the right; conflicts with Hamas and Hezbollah and the inflammatory rhetoric of Iranian President Ahmadinejad additionally contributed to the creation of a general sense of being under siege. While Israel faces real security threats, Israeli governments have engaged in the politics of insecurity, promoting and amplifying a sense of besiegement.

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'Infrastructure funding challenges in the sharing economy', Study by the Florence School of Regulation Transport

In this digital age, an expanding offer of smart applications and online booking platforms for travel has been very successful with customers. In this context, FSR Transport provides the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament with a study that aims at analysing the financial implications of increased collaborative consumption and the impact of smart applications/online booking platforms on the revenues of infrastructure managers. 


Global economy report : July-August 2017, by Massimiliano Marcellino, Daniele Limota, Alessandro Stanzini and Alberta Martino, June 2017

The objective of the Report is to provide an analysis of the current and expected macroeconomic and financial conditions at the global level, with also a focus on key economic areas such as Europe, the USA and ASIA.

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Leveraging Diversity: Europe’s China Policy, by James Reilly, June 2017

The widespread assumption that 'Europe must speak to China with one voice' misses important advantages of the EU's divided sovereignty structure. European states frequently secure economic benefits from China while deflecting Beijing's demands for reciprocal policy concessions off to Brussels. EU negotiators utilize internal constraints through 'two-level games' that strengthen their bargaining position with Beijing. EU member states have exploited their dual identities to expand engagement with China, attract Chinese investment, and build financial cooperation. 


Annual Report 2016, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 

The year 2016 proved to be an intense and dynamic year for the Robert Schuman Centre. It was a year of extraordinary political upheaval for Europe and the world. The Brexit vote in June and the election of President Trump in November brought the centrality of the Centre’s research and related activities sharply into focus. The Schuman Centre will over the next five years concentrate on ‘Whither Europe’s Union in these turbulent times’. The challenges facing Europe and European integration highlight the pressing demand for transnational governance across a wide range of policy fields, on the one hand, but the tensions endemic in domestic politics in the member states and a volatile external environment undermines the ability of the EU to supply sufficient and adequate policy and governance responses, on the other.

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Global Governance from Regional Perspectives, edited by Anna Triandafyllidou, June 2017

Global Governance from Regional Perspectives argues that the academic debate on global governance has neglected the combination of power with value constellations/culture. Both input and output legitimacy, for instance, or the exercise of control and influence are inextricably related to culture, worldviews, and values. The book questions theoretically the Western hegemonic and hence 'invisible' definition of governance and related concepts, as well as the Western hegemony over global governance institutions.


Antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe : a shared story?, James Renton, May 2017

This is the first book to examine the relationship between European antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades until the twenty-first century in the principal flashpoints of the two racisms. With case studies ranging from the Balkans to the UK, the contributors take the debate away from politicised polemics about whether or not Muslims are the new Jews. Much previous scholarship and public discussion has focused on comparing European ideas about Jews and Judaism in the past with contemporary attitudes towards Muslims and Islam. This volume rejects this approach. Instead, it interrogates how the dynamic relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia has evolved over time and space. 


The emerging order of interparliamentary cooperation in the EU: functional specialization, the EU speakers conference, and the parliamentary dimension of the council presidency, Ian Cooper, May 2017

This Working Paper analyses three trends in interparliamentary cooperation in the European Union (EU). All of them pertain to the notable increase in the number of interparliamentary meetings in recent years. The argument of this Working Paper is that the collective effect of these three trends has been to rationalize interparliamentary meetings within the EU, making them significantly more ‘orderly’.


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Report on citizenship law : Malaysia and Singapore, Choo Chin Low, March 2017

The Malaysian citizenship regime is shaped by British colonialism, federalism, the politics of communalism and ethnic nationalism. Ius soli has been controversial in Malayan citizenship history due to the immigration history of British Malaya. Birthright citizenship for many generations of immigrants was contested because they were not readily assimilated into the Malayan way of life, which challenged the ethnic homogeneity of Malay nation-states. The adoption of territorial birthright principles was contested in the post-war period due to the emergence of politics of communalism and ethnic nationalism.


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