logo-eui RSCAS

Digital Dictatorship or Digital Republic? Law and Ethics of China’s Social Credit System

On 30 January a workshop on China’s Social Credit System organised by Wessel Reijers, EUI and  Liav Orgad, EUI, IDC, WZB took place at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. Leading experts such as Rogier Creemers, Mathias Siems, and Liav Orgad discussed one of the most far-reaching government programs combining law enforcement with big data analysis. China’s effort to […]

E-Democracy – Opportunities and Challenges

By Giancarlo Vilella (EP Fellow 2018-19) and Gaby Umbach (RSC part-time Professor) The opportunities and challenges of e-democracy form central reference points for any reflection on modern participatory democracy and on the future of democracy itself. The workshop ‘E-democracy’ we organised on 25 January 2019 at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies contributed to […]

World Trade Forum 2018


Trade, Development and Sustainability On 28-29 September more than 100 trade practitioners, and scholars, government officials, and representatives of international and nongovernmental organizations participated in the 2018 World Trade Forum at the European University Institute in Florence Italy. Sessions addressed the state of play in the WTO and global trade policy trends, external trade strategies […]

Terrorism & Security Governance

terrorism and security governance

On 22 June the Robert Schuman Centre, in line with its mission to promote policy dialogue with the world of practice, held a discussion titled ‘Terrorism and Security Governance’ involving both well-known academics in the field as well as officials from the European Commission, NATO, and Europol.  Terrorism poses both a policy and an analytical challenge. Yet, if we are […]

Evidence-Based Policy-Making: from Data to Decision-Making

Evidence-based policy-making

The Training 7-9 June 2018 This Executive Training Seminar aimed to contribute to a better understanding of different modes and instruments of evidence-based policy-making. It examined recent developments in evidence-based policy-making, data science and policy evaluation, including various tools of impact and implementation assessment, scientific evaluation, strategic foresight, the policy-oriented use of large data resources […]

Transatlantic Relations: Past, Present, and Future

AGG training transatlantic relations group photo

The Training 7-9 May 2018 This Executive Training Seminar examined the current state of transatlantic relations. The transatlantic alliance between the United States and its European partners has been essential for global peace, security, and stability since the end of World War II. But a number of developments are placing doubts on the centrality of […]

Addressing Rising Antisemitism in Europe

Addressing Rising Antisemitism in Europe

Antisemitism in Europe  Antisemitism is on the rise across Europe. Age-old racist Antisemitism and conspiracy theories join Antisemitism stemming from an import of the Middle East conflict into Europe, holding Jews in Europe as proxy. Four antisemitic incidents per day are recorded in Germany and the UK, three per day in France. While the Jewish […]