EU Politics and Policy Blog Series

How to make sense of the EU and its future?

Over the past 70 years, European integration has yielded an intricate web of institutions, agreements and practices that stretch beyond the nation state. With time, it has engaged some and estranged others. Complicated transboundary crises, such as the Eurozone crisis, the migration crisis, and the Brexit, have required solutions at different institutional levels and put Europe’s governance structures to the test. This leaves us with the question how to still make sense of the EU and where it is headed.

The IOS Platform on EU Politics and Policy invites scholars to offer refreshing perspectives on current European affairs, drawing upon a wide variety of academic expertise, including history, law, governance, and public administration. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, Europe’s democratic legitimacy, citizenship, social market Europe, decision- and policymaking, EU borders and boundaries and institutional developments.