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European Institute
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London School of Economics and Political Science
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Head of Institute
Professor Maurice Fraser
Email: m.fraser@lse.ac.uk

Executive Officer to Head of Institute
Email: m.lorimer@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6310

Institute Manager

Sophie Elgood
Email: s.elgood@lse.ac.uk

General Enquiries
Email: europeaninstitute@lse.ac.uk  
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6839

MSc Enquiries
Email: europeaninstitute@lse.ac.uk  
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7537

Executive MSc Enquiries
Email: c.milne1@lse.ac.uk  
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7107 5437

PhD Enquiries
Email: euroinst.phd.admin@lse.ac.uk
Email: j.l.robottom@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 6642

Events Enquiries
Email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk  
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7955 7896



The Executive MSc in the Political Economy of Europe - now accepting applications!

The Executive MSc at the European Institute is now accepting applications for the new intake that starts on 14 December 2015. The eMSc programme was successfully launched in December 2013, and now recruiting its third cohort.  This programme is aimed at busy working professionals who wish to study part-time in European Studies.  For more information please click here.


The LSE European Institute (EI) was ranked first in Area Studies in the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) exercise.

The EI was also ranked first in its sector in the previous national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) in 2008.

An impressive 55 per cent of the Institute’s research and impact was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade in the REF2014, indicating that it was considered ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour’. A further 30 per cent was deemed ‘internationally excellent’ (3 star). 

The European Institute’s ‘Impact’ case studies were all judged to be 4 star: the highest ranking of any Area Studies submission in the country.

This demonstrates the success of the Institute in producing outstanding research that makes a real difference beyond academia, including through its use to promote and inform UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development. 

More information on the Institute’s REF 2014 performance.

More information on the Institute’s Impact Case Studies.

1989 generation initiative

The 1989 Generation Initiative is an organization of postgraduate students at the European Institute who are committed to developing a new mission for the European Union. Their aim is to foster a universal public debate that will generate the very best ideas and policy proposals from all European citizens. Find out more. 

Prof Kevin Featherstone’s  1999 book, ‘The Road to Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union’, published by Oxford University Press, and co-authored with Kenneth Dyson, has been chosen as part of the European Parliament’s selection of the “100 books on Europe to remember”. The list covers all languages and all disciplines since the first part of the C20th to the present-day. The European Parliament’s listing –initiated by its President, Martin Schulz – recommends these books and makes them available to contemporary audiences via the internet. For more information, click here.


Monthly EI Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter, the EI Digest, contains information on the latest news and developments within the EI, including new publications and media articles by staff.

You are welcome to view our previous issues of the EI Digest.

Please subscribe to the Digest's mailing list to keep up to date with our latest news by emailing the editor: europeaninstitute@lse.ac.uk.


Public event podcasts

Below are the European Institute’s event podcasts of the past year. You can also access our past podcasts.

For any queries with regards to podcasts, please email: euroinst.events@lse.ac.uk.


Claire Chick

'Would 'Brexit' spell the end of European defence?'
Speakers: Dr Claire Chick, Dr Bastian Giegerich, Prof Karen Smith
Recorded: 30 June 2015

Please accept our apologies for the poor quality of this recording.

Lucy Thomas
'Measuring Britain's influence in the EU'
Speakers: Stephen Booth, Lucy Thomas & Nick Kent
Recorded: 29 June 2015

'Crisis in Ukraine: what does Ukraine want and need from the EU?’
Speakers: Ulrike Hauer, Serhiy Leshchenko & Andrew Wilson
Recorded: 22 June 2015

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission

Herman Van Rompuy
'The EMU: a work in progress'
Speaker: Herman Van Rompuy
Recorded: 19 June 2015
'Prospects for Economic Reform in Europe: what role for Britain?'
Speakers: Andy Bagnall, Prof Ali El-Agraa, John Peet & Mujtaba Rahman
Recorded: 17 June 2015
'The Case for Europe: the Italian Vision'
Speaker: Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy
Recorded: 28 May 2015

'Britain's Europe Policy: Reverse, Reset or Relaunch?'
Speakers: Prof Simon Hix, Prof Sara Hobolt, John Springford
Recorded: 19 May 2015


'Political Community and EU Law'
LEQS Annual Lecture 2015
Speaker: Prof Damian Chalmers
Recorded: 6 May 2015

The slides for this lecture are available for download.

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'Which Digital Strategy for France and Europe in an Age of Disruption?'
Speaker: Axelle Lemaire
Recorded: 20 March 2015

Evens Cycle of Conferences

'Reconnecting Europe: bridging the gap between European citizens and European institutions'
Speaker: Joaquín Almunia. Welcome by Luc Luyten.

'Disintegrating Europe: Nationalism, Regionalism and Globalization'
Speakers: Prof John Breuilly & Prof Kalypso Nicolaïdis

'European Politics & Government'
Speakers: Prof Jonathan Holslag, Dr Mareike Kleine

'Political Economy of European Union'
Speakers: Prof Bob Hancké, Prof David Soskice

Recorded: 11 March 2015

'High culture and the western canon: has the fightback begun?'
Speakers: Prof Sarah Churchwell, Jonty Claypole, Maya Jaggi, Frederic Raphael
Recorded: 27 February 2015

'The incurable European - the UK and Europe’s Foreign Policy'
Speakers: Robert Cooper, Angus Lapsley and Susi Dennison
Recorded: 19 February 2015

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission


'Philosophy, the Public and Other Subjects'
Speaker: Prof Simon Glendinning
Recorded: 10 February 2015

'A stress test of the welfare state'
Speaker: Prof Tito Boeri
Recorded: 2 February 2015
Kundnani, Hans
'The return of the 'German question''
Speakers: Hans Kundnani, Quentin Peel
Recorded: 26 January 2015

'Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe'
Speakers: Dr Esra Özyürek, Dr Ruth Mandel, Dr Nasar Meer, Professor Joel Robbins
Recorded: 21 January 2015

Cadier, David

European Energy Policy in Light of the Ukraine Crisis
Speakers: Cho Khong, Chi-Kong Chyong, Julian Popov
Chair: David Cadier
Recorded: 4 December 2014

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission

'Democratic Politics in a European Union under Stress'
Speakers: Damian Chalmers, Simon Hix, Catherine de Vries, Giandomenico Majone

Chair: Sara Hobolt
Recorded: 25 November 2014

'What Europe?'
Speakers: Timothy Garton Ash, Renaud Dehousse, Giuseppe Laterza and Jan Zielonka
Recorded: 17 November 2014

'The Limits of Transformation from Above: Turkey since 1914'
Speaker: Çağlar Keyder
Recorded: 11 November 2014


‘From Ukraine to Syria: What foreign policy priorities for the new European Commission?’
Speakers: Nick Witney, Spyros Economides and Quentin Peel
Recorded: 3 November 2014

In partnership with ECFR and the EU Commission

‘Transatlantic Free Trade: The Final Push? - British, French and US Perspectives on A TTIP Agreement’

Speakers: Pascal Lamy, Sir Peter Ricketts, Sylvie Bermann, Peter Sutherland
Recorded: 13 October 2014

'The 2014 EP elections: a victory for European democracy?'

Speakers: Dr Sara Hagemann, Prof Iain Begg and Dr Mareike Kleine
Recorded: 2 June 2014

‘Fixing Europe Dialogue 2: John Peet and Hugo Dixon’
Speakers: John Peet and Hugo Dixon
Recorded: 27 May 2014
Philippe LeGrain

‘Fixing Europe’ Dialogue 1: Roger Bootle and Philippe Legrain
Speakers: Roger Bootle and Philippe Legrain
Recorded: 12 May 2014


‘European Parliamentary Elections: What’s at stake?’
Speakers: Prof Maurice Fraser, Stuart Wheeler, Mark Leonard, Dr Sara Hagemann
Recorded: 30 April 2014
‘The EU economy after the great recession’
Speaker: Pier Carlo Padoan, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance
Recorded: 29 April 2014
‘A Crisis of European Democracy?’
Speakers: Catherine de Vries, Claes de Vreese, Mark Franklin and James Tilley
Recorded: 11 March 2014
'Accountability and efficiency in the European Union: 20 Years of Co-decision'
Speakers: Sara HagemannFergal O’Regan and Anthony Teasdale 
Recorded: 6 March 2014
‘Surprise What Surprise?: The Old “new” nationalisms in Post-security Europe’
Speaker: Professor Mabel Berezin
Recorded: 26 February 2014
‘The United Kingdom and the European Parliament Elections: Voting For, Against or About the European Union?’
Speakers: Prof Vernon Bogdanor, Prof Simon Hix, Prof Damian Chalmers and Mats Persson
Recorded: 12 February 2014
‘Winning and losing from EU enlargement: Politics and Principles’
Speakers: (Lord) Timothy Boswell and Robert Cooper
Recorded: 11 February 2014
‘The Rise of Euroscepticism: Causes and Prospects’
Speakers: Dr Matthew Goodwin and Peter Kellner
Recorded: 30 January 2014
‘Insurance and adjustment in a diverse monetary union – what can the Eurozone learn from the UK?’
Speakers: Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, Alberto Montagnoli, Danuta Hübner, Julia Darby
Recorded: 29 January 2014
Danuta Hübner’s blog post

Democratic Politics in a European Union Under Stress

Edited by Olaf Cramme and Sara B. Hobolt


Federalism and Decentralization in European Health & Social Care 
Europe and the Mediterranean Economy

Author: Joan Costa-Font
Economics of Monetary Union

Author: Prof Paul De Grauwe
An Island in Europe: The EU and the Transformation of Cyprus

Editors : James Ker-Lindsay, Hubert Faustmann, Fiona Mullen

"An Island in Europe" traces offers an authoritative and comprehensive account of a critical phase in Cypriot history, from a range of experts in the fields of politics, academia and conflict resolution.
Senza alibi: Perché il capitalismo italiano non cresce piu

Author: Marco Simoni

The book traces the recent economical history of Italy, and provides necessary explanations on why the legal and political reforms of capitalism didn't work. And to trace who is responsible for these choices as well as to propose coherent alternatives
The Last Ottomans
The Last Ottomans: The Muslim Minority of Greece 1940-1949

Authors: Kevin Featherstone, Dimitris Papadimitriou, Argyris Mamarelis and Georgios Niarchos

The Last Ottomans traces a fascinating, untold story and tells it through an inter-disciplinary lens, raising important questions of relevance not only to the 1940s but also to the inherited assumptions and images of today.

LSE Europe in question discussion paper series