IES Annual Report 2018 released

In 2018, the Institute for European Studies was honoured to bring four PhDs to fruition: Ferran Davesa (PhD Political Science), Mathias Holvoet (PhD in Law), Carlos Soria Rodrigues (PhD in Law) and Serena D’Agostino (PhD Political Science). The IES organised 57 events and produced 211 publications. Among  these events were the biannual EUIA conference, which was a record-breaking edition, and the large-scale Transatlantic EuroSim (EU simulation) conference hosted by the IES.
The Institute continued to expand and now counts 104 people or 55.4 full-time equivalents. In 2018, IES scholars took part in a total of 131 media appearances. Moreover, the Institute was particularly successful in obtaining externally funded projects. At the end of the year, no less than 38 external projects were conducted by IES scholars, whereas an additional 15 projects were funded through our own budget. The number of externally financed projects brought an aggregate income of approx. € 1.9 million which is equal to 37% of total IES income. 

IES research output contributed significantly to a range of prominent new policy developments, like the new EU and Flemish policies to achieve  CO2 neutrality in the coming decades.
The Institute's leading advanced Master programmes deliberated 33 new graduates that have now obtained life membership to our 1250+ alumni group. 
Despite a looming Brexit, the IES as well as the VUB strengthened its links with the University of Warwick. Also intra-VUB collaboration was further increased, in particular between the IES and Vesalius College.

The IES Annual report is now available online.