European Governance and Politics Programme

The European Governance and Politics Programme (EGPP) is a research programme hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy.

EGPP conducts research on the restructuring of European politics and governance at the intersection between nation-states and the European Union. Theoretically and empirically, it analyses the broad fault lines in Europe and the dynamics of European integration and disintegration.

The core of EGPP’s research activities is supported by externally funded projects that foster the publication of books, working papers, reports, policy briefs and journal articles. EGPP also hosts databases and external projects, and is inserted in a large international network. The programme is animated by Associates and Fellows, leading scholars from different disciplines brought together by their interest in European politics.

The programme promotes engagement on contemporary issues through various events, such as seminars, debates, workshops and thematic conferences including the Annual Conference, focussing on crucial themes for research on Europe.

In Focus



EGPP Associates and Fellows and the EUI community engage in the debate on the meaning and implications of the UK departure from the EU.

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Covid 19 Projects


EGPP hosts a series of research projects aimed at understanding how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on Europe and European societies.

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Debates on European Politics


EGPP holds events such as the Annual Conference and the Seminar Series, as well as workshops and conferences organised within the projects.

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EGPP conducts research on governance and politics in Europe, the intersection between nation-states and EU, differentiated integration and more.

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