Why choose European Political and Governance Studies?

  • Be trained at one of the leading institutes in European studies
  • Deepen your EU specialisation to develop a European career
  • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the EU institutions and policies
  • Study both in English and French, to expand your career opportunities
  • Develop skills in research, policy analysis, negotiation, and public speaking 
  • Benefit from the College of Europe's extensive alumni network

This one-year programme gives students a firm grounding in EU institutions and policies. Graduates often pursue EU careers in the European institutions, national administrations, non-governmental organisations, and in the private sector.

Our faculty is world-renown, with academics from top universities and research institutions across Europe and practitioners from Brussels. 

In addition to the formal academic programme, the Department offers the chance to:

Prominent graduates of the Department include:

  • Helle THORNING-SCHMIDT, Prime Minister of Denmark (2011-2015)
  • Alexander STUBB, Prime Minister of Finland (2014-2015)
  • Nicholas CLEGG, UK Deputy Prime Minister (2010-2015)
  • Helen WALLACE, Centennial Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Ana BLAZHESKA, State Secretary for European Affairs of Macedonia (2014-present)
  • Jean-Eric PAQUET, Deputy Secretary-General, European Commission (2015-present)
  • Brigid LAFFAN, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence

This programme is a solid step towards a future career in Brussels and it offers the appropriate and practical preparation to work in the European Union sector. - Silvia Cossu (Chopin promotion)

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