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Research

10 research centres are associated with the IEE-ULB. The Institute coordinates the research on European Studies, in collaboration with its partner faculties at the ULB.

Research at IEE

Research at IEE-ULB

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Research at IEE

A multidisciplinary approach, integrated into a globalised context.


The Institute's associate research centres

As a Jean Monnet centre of excellence, the IEE-ULB is recognised for its expertise in European studies. 10 research centres cover several themes in close coordination with our partner faculties.

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4 research themes at IEE-ULB

4 research themes articulate the research at IEE-ULB around political sciences, law, economics, history, values and global interactions.

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Research stakeholders at the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB is a hub for research in European studies. Its researchers are integrated into research centres and units of our partner faculties.

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IEE-ULB research projects

IEE-ULB research projects are carried out by research centres, units and by European and international research networks, in association with our ULB partner faculties.

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Publications of the IEE-ULB

The IEE-ULB edits 3 series of publications. The institute distributes these publications, among other avenues, via the ULBLEU platform.

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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

What's new at IEE?

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impact of COVID-19
Multimedia, Projects, Research

OpenEUDebate network launches podcast series to analyse the impact of COVID-19

The COVID19 has disrupted the world, and with it, the discussion on the future of Europe. The OpenEUDebate Jean Monnet network, of which the IEE-ULB is a member, started a series of podcasts analysing how citizens and academics can contribute to the debate.

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sustainable financial

When it comes to making finance truly sustainable, the devil is in the details

Sustainable finance is an emerging policy issue. Therefore, the design of “technical instruments” like indicators and definitions that provide the background for policies matters greatly. However, believes about what sustainable finance is and should do as well as interests are reflected in these seemingly technical instruments. Thus, it is important to unpack these instruments, so that the debate can be brought to a political level.

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interparliamentary cooperation

Strengthening the rule of law in the EU: what role for the interparliamentary cooperation?

This policy brief tries to shed light on an unexplored facet of the debate on how to better protect and promote the rule of law: the role of the European parliamentary system, composed by the European Parliament (EP) and National Parliaments (NPs).

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