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European Institute
Cowdray House
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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: euroinst.emsc@lse.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7107 5437

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

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

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European Institute Events

LSE is one of Europe's most influential platforms for addressing issues, trends and policies affecting both the European Union and the wider Europe. The European Institute is proud to host events with distinguished speakers from the worlds of politics, business, media and culture. See our full programme of events here.

The EI also runs the Europe@LSE research seminar series, which intends to provide a forum for research on Europe - both on the European Union and beyond its borders, and in all disciplines. Papers are given by external speakers, by staff and by research students.

In addition to this the European Union in Practice: Politics and Practice in the Brussels System seminar series sees policy practitioners join us at the European Institute to talk about their role and experience of working with and within the EU institutions.



Monthly EI Newsletter

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

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

Please subscribe here to the Digest's mailing list to keep up to date with our latest news.


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LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe

The LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe aims to inform the national debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union, with high quality, evidence-based and balanced analysis. The work of the Commission will concentrate on a series of expert hearings convened by LSE academics. Participants will include senior British and EU public officials, policy practitioners, academics, think tanks, journalists and business representatives. 

The Convenors’ reports of their individual hearings will contribute to a final report setting out an overall assessment of the case for continued British EU membership or a Brexit. The LSE Brexit Vote Blog will distil important findings from each hearing.



European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog

European Politics and Policy is a multidisciplinary academic blog run by the London School of Economics and Political Science. Our central aim is to increase the public understanding of European politics and policy by providing accessible academic commentary and research. 



LSE 'Europe in Question' Discussion Paper Series

The European Institute launched a new Discussion Paper series, LEQS – the LSE 'Europe in Question' Series – in May 2009, publishing high quality research on Europe and the European Union from scholars across LSE and beyond.

Being part of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (the European Institute), the series aims at strengthening the academic and policy debates concerning the future development and governance of Europe, exploring new lines of reflection and analysis, and promoting the cross-fertilisation of research across cognate disciplines.

Access the papers here

MSc Programmes

The European Institute has six Masters programmes - one of the broadest offerings on Europe in the world. Within each programme, students study a combination of core and optional courses, with around 75 taught courses to choose from.

We offer the following MSc programmes: MSc EU Politics, MSc European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities; MSc Political Economy of Europe; MSc European Studies (Research) and LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in European Studies. We also run an MPA in European Public and Economic Policy with the IPA.
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PhD Programmes

The European Institute accepts applications to our doctoral programme MPhil/PhD in European Studies in the areas of our four research themes: Governance and Democracy in the European Union, European Society, Political Economy in Europe and Europe beyond the EU. 
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Executive MSc in the Political Economy of Europe

The Executive Masters degree in the Political Economy of Europe offers working professionals the opportunity to earn an LSE Master’s degree while pursuing a full-time career. 



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, promoting and informing 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.



Research Themes

Research in the European Institute is focused around four interdisciplinary research themes and our doctoral community, which is one of the largest in European Studies in the world, spans all four research areas:


Alongside academic excellence, the European Institute strives to produce research that makes a difference beyond academia, promoting and informing UK and European evidence-based public debate and policy development.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the European Institute was awarded the highest possible (4 star) grade for its ‘Impact’, indicating that we are world-leading.

Read about the European Institute’s wider policy impact.

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Prime Ministers in Greece: The Paradox of Power
Authors: Kevin Featherstone and Dimitris Papadimitriou 



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.

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LSE Europe in question discussion paper series