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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

Discover the steps to join an active and interdisciplinary community of researchers.

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?

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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