The College of Europe and the European University Institute are pleased to announce their first Annual Joint Academic Committee and joint Conference on “Studying the EU : Current and Future Challenges” which will take place on 3 and 4 December 2015 at the European University Institute in Florence. The conference will address not only 'European studies' in the traditional sense but also single-discipline studies that have Europe and/or the EU as a focus, such as EU law, EU integration history, the study of European politics and governance and even more specialised fields such as the economics of EMU.
The objective of this conference, co-organized annually by the European University Institute (EUI) and the College of Europe, is to make an assessment of the state of EU studies. It will bring together scholars involved in teaching and research on the EU, from a range of disciplines in social science and humanities (law, economics, political science, sociology, history, international relations…), as well as practitioners from the EU institutions. A series of cross-disciplinary roundtables will focus on a number of key challenges and questions facing those working on the EU within (and beyond) Europe, with a view to initiating and leading a debate on the future of research and teaching the EU within institutions of higher education.