IEE-ULB research projects

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.

IEE-ULB research is organised by projects. Some of them are organised and managed internally, within the institute. However, the IEE-ULB also takes part in other European and international projects.

Ongoing research projects

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence EUqualis 

The Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that its project focused on inequality in the European Union has been selected as “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence” for the 2021-2024 period.  

The project EUqualis, directly involving a dozen academics and researchers affiliated with the Institute, aims to investigate how the EU deals with the problem of inequalities among individuals, territories and states. It has been conceived using a bottom-up, interdisciplinary approach. The focus on inequality follows the previous work on European Solidarity and EU Crises produced at the IEE-ULB. 

About EUqualis


A joint European Doctorate coordinated by the IEE-ULB. This research programme looks at the capacity of the EU to interact with the world. As an interdisciplinary project, it brings together lawyers, political scientists, economists and sociologists. The project if financed by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme.

Recent projects

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

IEE-ULB has been recognized as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. This certification provides the Institute with resources to finance both research and teaching activities. The project awarded in 2016 is dedicated to European solidarity.

The study of the European Union is a core ambition of the transversal research agenda at the ULB, a university located at the heart of the EU. At the centre of this cross-departmental research on the EU lies the IEE-ULB.

In terms of research, the project will integrate the various disciplinary researchers along a common research theme centred on European solidarity mechanisms. A series of collective milestones and deliverables will bind up to 50 researchers and academics in a common research agenda.

Academic added value is to be created through synergies and clear research work programmes involving the lead EU studies experts from across the ULB. The integration and interdisciplinary dialogue needed for original research on the EU is built on the project’s core research puzzle, namely controversies facing European solidarity mechanisms.

Ultimately, the original research output will involve

  • their collective work at an internal integrative workshop;
  • contributions to and panels in international conferences;
  • two interdisciplinary colloquia dedicated to the topic;
  • and a series of publications, and especially three edited volumes.

More info


This ARC (Action de Recherche Concertée) project is funded by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. Its research theme raises the question of the emergence of European values in the EU agenda.

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