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Our academic project, our mandates and our history make the IEE-ULB a one-of-a-kind institute.

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About the IEE-ULB

The Institute of European Studies.


IEE-ULB, the Institute for European Studies in Brussels

The organisation of the IEE-ULB is unique, thanks to its international teams, the interaction with EU institutions, and the strong connection between teaching and research.

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The IEE-ULB, an institute linked to the construction of Europe

At IEE-ULB, innovating at the pace of the construction of Europe is a tradition. Discover our history and the people who have made it happen.

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The 3 mandates of the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB plays a role in defining the place of Europe in the world. It develops its activities around 3 mandates: teaching, research and public debate.

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Decision-making bodies and administration at IEE-ULB

The governance model articulates around the Council of the IEE-ULB for general issues; it also includes a strategic council board and a research committee.

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Who is who?

Discover all stakeholders involved in the IEE’s outreach, including the Institute's staff, its decision-making bodies, and its affiliated academics and researchers.

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IEE-ULB and European networks of cooperation

By creating, integrating and supporting European networks dedicated to teaching and research, the IEE-ULB encourages international cooperation.

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Graduates from IEE

They work today throughout Europe and beyond.


"I feel my knowledge of EU affairs is much deeper now, and this helps me tremendously in my daily work" (MEUS class 2018)"
Words by Jana Zaric, media executive
David Ortega
"The IEE means a lot to me… equal opportunities, high quality education, access to whole new world of opportunities. And all that for more than reasonable tuition fees! The IEE can proudly claim to be a very democratic institution, providing high level education for everyone, regardless of their socio-economic background. Meritocracy, in one word."
Words by David Ortega
jessica simoes
"The Institut for European Studies is a really important tool, it gives you everything you need to develop your skills... It's also the connexions you make with the teachers: they really want you to go forward, they push you to bring the best out of you."
Words by Jessica Simoes

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Live from the construction of the European Union.


For a well-balanced outcome 30 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall

1989-2019, for a well-balanced outcome : from the people’s desire for freedom in 1989 to the political union of the EU? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, answers our 'Question Time'.

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EU in the World
Academic, News

EU in the World: Tools to Understand the EU’s Place as a Global Leader

A European Green Deal, the future of the Cotonou Agreement, the tensions around accession talks of the Balkans to the European Union are all hot topics on the European political agenda. At the IEE-ULB we know that, as a professional, it is important for you to stay up-to-date with EU policy developments and to deepen your knowledge these key topics. The module “EU in the world” of our Executive Programme in European Studies (MEUS) might be for you.

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How Does the EU Communicate in Times of Contestation?

Communicating to legitimize the EU has been an evolutive process for the European Commission. Communication cannot, however, replace policymaking. If the persisting top-down approach that defines priorities, validates them through dialogue and informs the marketing of the EU as a brand does not evolve towards a bottom-up approach where citizens speak up and are capital in defining policy-making priorities, the communication efforts will end-up falling short and will not function as a bridge to approach citizens to the EU institutions.

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