The 3 mandates of the IEE-ULB

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.

The specific character of the IEE-ULB is to integrate its 3 mandates. The theoretical training is practice-oriented. Scientific research feeds the debate on the future of Europe in the world.


The IEE-ULB offers several Master’s and Specialized Master’s degrees in European studies.

The institution works in collaboration with its ULB partner faculties:

  • Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management
  • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Law and Criminology

Courses are oriented to provide disciplinary or interdisciplinary excellence. They are taught either in English or in English and French. They reflect the main lines of research conducted in European studies. With the intention of fostering professionnalisation, the programmes combine theory and practice.

Research at the IEE-ULB

Since its inception, the IEE has been positioned at the forefront of research in European topics. It is certified a “Jean Monnet Center of Excellence (CEJM)”. This confirms the quality of the research conducted on European issues and challenges.

Research at the IEE revolves around 4 themes:

  • Europe as an area of freedom, security and justice
  • Europe as an area of economic and social regulation
  • Europe as a community of norms and values
  • Europe in the world

Public debate

The IEE-ULB is not an isolated academic institute. It is a public space where exchange and debate are encouraged. Through the organisation of conferences and the dissemination of publications, the institute seeks to render theory concrete. It brings together researchers, students and decision-makers to discuss issues of European integration.

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