About the IOS EU platform

We provide a network of multidisciplinary knowledge on the European Union, with scholars from several fields at Utrecht University. The platform creates a crucial link between specialized academic research and today’s vibrant worlds of European politics and policy. It stimulates sustainable network building and the exchange of ideas and insights on European integration.

Focus areas

This is done across academic disciplines, governments and practitioners. We focus on a number of themes.


To stimulate the exchange of ideas and insights, the platform organises activities and expert meetings and conducts research and policy advice.

Our activities are designed to offer fresh perspectives on current European affairs in their (geo)political, economic, administrative, social, legal and/or historical contexts. As such IOS EU network helps to provide insight in Europe’s present day challenges.

Unique area of expertise

The IOS EU Platform is part of one of the strategic research themes of Utrecht University: Institutions for Open Societies.