Amandine CRESPY

Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and researcher at ULB Centre d’études de la vie politique (CEVIPOL) and Institut d’Etudes Européennes (IEE) (since 2010).

Course offered: Welfare and Social Policy-Making in the EU (30h)

Previous professional affiliation

  • 2018: Visiting Fellow, Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam
  • 2015: Visiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2014-2015: Teaching Fellow, Royal Holloway College University of London
  • 2015-2018: Honorary Visiting Fellow, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2011: Visiting Scholar, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2010: Visiting Scholar, Science Po, Paris


  • Université libre de Bruxelles, PhD
  • Collège d’Europe, Bruges, Master
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Master (Erasmus)
  • Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lyon, BA

Research interests

European socio-economic governance & social policy (welfare services, European Semester, structural reforms, social policy regulation, just transition), the role of conflict, ideas and discourse in European politics.

Research Projects

  • 2022-2025  EUqualis – Centre d’excellence Jean Monnet sur les inégalités dans l’UE, promotrice principale
  • 2019-2022  SovEU – Conflicts of sovereignty in a European Union in crisis, ULB-University of Cambridge, Fondation Wiener-Anspach, coordinatrice.  
  • 2021-2022  Mandat d’impulsion scientifique MIS, FNRS - The (re)politicisation of the EU Socio-Economic Governance 
  • 2021-2025 Action de recherche concertée (ARC) ULB, with Nicolas Verschueren, From market citizenship to social citizenship in the European Union – and back?

Recent publications


  • Forthcoming. Ed. with Brière, C. Inequality and the European Union. New frontiers in law and political science. London: Routledge.
  • (2022). The European social question. Tackling key controversies. Newcastle: Agenda. 
  • (2022) Sovereignty in Conflict. Political, Constitutional and Economic Dilemmas in the EU. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • (2019). L'Europe sociale. Acteurs, politiques, débats. Bruxelles: Editions de l'Université libre de Bruxelles. 
  • (2016). Welfare Markets in Europe: The Democratic Challenge of European Integration. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • (2020) Ed. with Coman, R. and Schmidt, V. Governance and Politics in the Post Crisis European Union. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Articles and chapters:

  • with Moreira Ramalho, T., & Schmidt, V. (forthcoming). “Responsiveness and
  • responsibility in European Economic Governance”. Special Issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.
  • with Munta, M. (2023). “Lost in transition? Social justice and the politics of the EU green transition”. Transfer, 29(2).
  • “The EU Social and Health Policies”. In S. Faure & C. Lequesne (Eds.),
  • Elgar Companion to the European Union (pp. 271-283). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • with Verschueren, N. (2022). “European Solidarity: The Difficult Art of Managing Interdependence beyond Market Making”. In M. Segers & S. Van Hecke (Eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • History of the European Union. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • (2021). "The European Union and multi-level contention over welfare marketization". In C. Ledoux,  K. Shire, &  F. Van Hoorenbeeck (Eds.), The Dynamics of Welfare Markets (pp. 77-100). Basingstoke: Palgrave.
  • (2022). "Can Scharpf be proved wrong? Modelling the EU into a competitive social market economy for the next generation". European law journal.
  • (2021). with L. Schramm, "Breaking the Budgetary Taboo: German Preference Formation in the EU's Response to the Covid-19 Crisis". German politics. doi:10.1080/09644008.2021.2020253
  • (2020). "The EU's Socioeconomic Governance 10 Years after the Crisis: Muddling through and the Revolt against Austerity". Journal of common market studies. doi:10.1111/jcms.13083