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Politics and International Relations (PIR): Research


Europa Institute

Founded in 1968 the Europa Institute is a multi-disciplinary teaching and research centre within the University of Edinburgh devoted to the independent study of the laws, policies and governance and institutions of the European Union. The Europa Institute has been designated a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.

The purpose of the Europa Institute is to facilitate academic analysis, teaching and debate of the history and process of European Integration with specific reference to the policies and institutions of the European Union and its member states.

The Europa Institute is a pre-eminent centre for the study of the European Union and enjoys close collaborations with leading research scholars in European Union Studies and practitioners from across the world.

The Europa Institute organises a range of seminars, conferences and lectures on themes pertaining to European Integration. While heavily focused on academic matters, the Europa Institute also provides a platform for policy makers and officials to deliver keynote lectures of interest to a wider public.