Research & Publications

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies conducts its own research activities, which mainly focus on the external relations of the European Union.

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Exploring EU Foreign Policy

Exploring EU Foreign Policy is a free online resource guide to academic literature, official documents and news about EU external action. Each theme and area is presented in a systematic and easily accessible way.

EU Diplomacy Papers

The Department publishes a series of working papers dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the European Union’s external relations and external aspects of EU internal policies. The EU Diplomacy Papers offer a platform for debate to visiting professors, staff and students as well as external contributors.

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College of Europe Policy Briefs

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies coordinates the College of Europe Policy Briefs (CEPOB), a series of short papers dealing with topical policy challenges related to European Union affairs

Bruges Regional Integration & Global Governance Papers 

(publication discontinued)

Together with UNU-CRIS the Department co-published from 2008-15 the BRIGG working papers dedicated to the study of the European Union and other forms of regionalism or interregionalism from a comparative perspective, the role of regional organisations in global governance as well as these regions' external relations and diplomacy.


EU China Observer

(publication discontinued)

In addition, the Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations published  from 2009 to 2020 the electronic journal EU-China Observer which provided an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners interested in exchanging ideas on current topics of EU-Chinese relations.




The College of Europe runs a book series with the Peter Lang Publishing Group in which all study programmes participate. The College of Europe Studies publish research carried out at the College of Europe. Focused on the European Union and the European integration process, this research may be specialised in the areas of political science, law or economics, but much of it is of an interdisciplinary nature. See also Publications.

College of Europe Studies

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