About us

Overview

The Robert Schuman Initiative for European Affairs is a one of a kind interfaculty cooperation between the Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance and the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History.

The Institute—inaugurated on 11 April 2016— focuses on inter-disciplinary  matters, such as economic integration, constitutional and institutional evolution, the conceptual understanding of historical processes, the national and international dimensions of integration and the interaction of the various public and private actors involved in shaping the integration process. The RSI involves researchers in law, political science, economics and history, involving researchers in law, political science, economics and history.

Funding & Objectives

The Robert Schuman Initiative for European Affairs has been awarded funding for a project duration of three years as an Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence until the end of 2018. The funding has been renewed for an additional three years during 2018-2021.

A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects. Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence:

  • gather the expertise and competences of high-level experts. They develop synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, and create joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries. They also ensure openness to civil society.
  • have a major role in reaching out to students from faculties not usually dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society and the general public.

The objective of the Robert Schuman Institute of European Affairs at the University of Luxembourg is to encourage creative thinking: asking questions, collecting ideas, identifying issues but also developing proposals for further research and development of solutions to pressing societal problems. Through publications, conferences and round-tables, the institute increases visibility on matters of integration and the European Union, to foster informed debate and help develop ideas for the future of Europe.

Members of the RSI (2018-2021)

 

Coordinator
David Howarth

Andreas Fickers

Robert Harmsen

 

David Howarth

Robert Harmsen

 

 

 

 

 

Herwig Hofmann

Anna-Lena Högenauer

Benoit Majerus

 

 

Herwig Hofmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joana Mendes

Eleftheria Neframi

Valérie Schafer

 

Eleftheria Neframi

 

 

 

Technical coordinator
Frédéric Allemand

 

 

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Founding members (2016-2018)

 

Coordinator
Herwig Hofmann

 
Eleftheria Neframi

 
Andreas Irmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

René Leboutte

David Howarth

Robert Harmsen

 

 

© Michel Brumat / University of Luxembourg