A political scientist, a jurist and a historian will lead the IEE-ULB for the next two academic years.

On June 25th, the Council of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB held its 21st session since its 2014-2015 reform to, among other activities, elect its new authorities.

Professor Ramona Coman will be the new President. Professors Emmanuelle Bribosia (Vice-president) and Nicolas Verschueren (Director) complete the directorial trio.

The Council members praised the quality and commitment of the elected academics and highlighted the force of the interdisciplinarity their academic paths bring.

Innovation and consolidation

Strengthening the Master programs in EU studies as well as the IEE’s Alumni network and expanding the impact of the Institute’s interdisciplinary research both at the ULB and outside its boundaries are some of the key objectives presented by the newly elected authorities that start their mandate the next academic year, in September 2019.

Bridging the gap between different communities through academic and cultural events with the aim to discuss the evolutions of the EU through different lenses and working closely with students, researchers, administrators and academics are also on top of the new team’s list.

The newly elected authorities of the IEE-ULB

intégration européenne

Professor Ramona Coman, the new IEE-ULB President, has served as Director for the last 5 years. She is an Associate professor in Political science at the Université libre de Bruxelles. Coman coordinates the Jean Monnet Module “Rule of law and Mutual Trust in Global and European Governance (RoLETTE – 2019-2022).” She studied political science at the University of Bucarest, she received her PhD from the Université libre de Bruxelles and conducted her post-doctoral research at the University of Bologna.

Her research and teaching focuses on European integration, Europeanization, EU modes of governance in general and the rule of law and judicial reforms in particular. She has an interest in the relationship between politics, law and society. Her work has been published in Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Integration, The British Journal of International Relations and Politics, Gouvernement et Action Publique (GAP), Europe-Asia Studies etc. She is the author of Réformer la justice dans un pays post-communiste. Le cas de la Roumanie (2009) and co-editor of Politics and Governance in the Post-Crisis European Union (CUP forthcoming, with Amandine Crespy and Vivien A. Schmidt).


Emmanuelle Bribosia

Professor Emmanuelle Bribosia is a Law graduate (1994 – with 1st Class Honours) and with a PhD in Law (2000, with the highest distinction – the Alice Seghers prize) from the ULB, Emmanuelle Bribosia is a full time Professor in European law and human rights at the ULB (Faculty of Law and Institute for European Studies). She is the Director of the Centre for European Law and coordinates the LL.M. in European law.

Her research activities focus on international and European human rights protection with an emphasis on equality and non-discrimination law. She has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to these topics. As a participant in several networks of excellence, Emmanuelle Bribosia has pursued and is pursuing a number of pieces of research in international projects.


newly elected authoritiesProfessor Nicolas Verschueren is a historian and coordinator of the History and Cultures of Europe track of the Master in European Studies under the IEE-ULB label. Among his research topics are the social history of European construction, the history of the work shift, the self-governance of labourers and the labourers’ speech. He teaches History of European Integration, History of Work.

His publications include Fermer les mines en construisant l’Europe. Une histoire sociale de l’intégration européenne (Bruxelles, PIE – Peter Lang, 2013) and Le Palais du Vin et les grands Magasins Merchie-Pède 1898-2007, Bruxelles, CIVA, 2006.