The European Union at Sixty
‘Progress is never linear, much less granted once and for all.’ Professor Federico Romero uses the Treaty of Rome Anniversary to reconsider how the EC/EU ‘nurtured – inadvertently, myopically, smugly – the frustrated discontent that now threatens it.’
Professor Federico Romero is Professor of History of Post-War European Cooperation and Integration at the European University Institute. He is also Director of the ERC project Looking West: The European Socialist Regimes Facing Pan-European Cooperation and the European Community (PanEur1970s), and co-directs the Alcide de Gasperi Centre for Research. He will chair a debate on ‘The European Union at Sixty’ at The State of the Union. 4-6th May 2017.
A bellwether for Europe? ‘Wilders-lite’ is here to stay
Wilders’ one-man show was unable to capitalise on populist momentum, but others are more organised, says Herman Lelieveldt. The visiting fellow in the Department of SPS explains why it is important not to fixate on how the PVV alone performs.
Herman Lelieveldt is a visiting fellow in the Department of SPS. He is Associate Professor in Political Science at University College Roosevelt in Utrecht.
EUIdeas: people on the move
In this episode of EUIdeas, Seetha Menon, Caterina Guidi and Ileana Nicolau discuss the complexity of migration and people on the move.
Citizens of today
Martine Reicherts, Director-General of the European Commission’s Directorate-General of Education and Culture, visited the EUI in February. She met with President Dehousse and Secretary-General Grassi, had a tour of the European University Library and visited the Historical Archives of the European Union. In an interview with The EUI Times, Reicherts reflects on the legacy of the Erasmus generation.
Manuel Marín was Vice-President of the European Commission presided over by Jacques Delors. He was responsible for Social Affairs, Education and Employment, and led negotiations for the Erasmus programme. He visited the EUI in October for a conference on Higher Education and European Integration. Quotes are taken from his address to the conference.
Empowering women in the EU and beyond
GlobalStat is a public information tool which collects data through collaboration with more than eighty International institutions and entities, including the IMF, OECD, Transparency International and the World Bank. The project is based at the European University Institute and, in particular, benefits from the EUI’s Global Governance Programme’s research. It aims to create transparent and accessible information on developments in a globalised world. Political scientist Gaby Umbach is director of GlobalStat at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
The new normal
Andrew Geddes took up the Chair in Migration Studies and role of Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) in January 2017. His current research, supported by an Advanced Investigator Grant from the European Research Council, focuses on inter and intra-regional comparison of migration governance with a focus on Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America. He is also a speaker at The State of the Union 2017.
Referendums: asking for trouble?
Whether one thinks that referenda are good or bad for Europe, they have certainly challenged the assumption that national electorates favour the European project. This articles talks with four experts recently at the for a Robert Schuman Centre workshop about the challenge referendums pose to the EU.
Feature image: Allsdare Hickson on Flickr (creative commons license)
The EUI: a long term investment for Europe
Vincenzo Grassi joined the EUI as Secretary General in January 2017. He has been a diplomat for Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for many years, with long experience in the area of European affairs. Prior to his arrival at the EUI, he was Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to the Kingdom of Belgium. In this interview with EUI Times, he offers his perspective on the EUI’s contribution to Europe–both now and in the future.
Change the habits of a lifetime
Professor Michele Belot joined the Faculty at the Economics Department of the EUI in January 2017.
As an applied economist, she has made a career working on policy-relevant interventions to improve people’s health.
An interview with the President
Professor Renaud Dehousse became President of the European University Institute on 1 September 2016. At the end of the EUI’s 40th birthday celebrations, where does the President place the EUI in the landscape of European higher education, and what plans does he have for the future?