IES Annual Report 2021 released

In 2021, the number one highlight of the Institute for European Studies was the alliance it formed with Vesalius College, under the new name of the Brussels School of Governance. In addition, the IES was honoured to bring six PhDs to fruition: Inan Izci, Zana Abdallah Kurda, Sevgi Temizisler, Lingyu Xu, Laura Iozzelli, and Linde Desmaele. It organised 82 public events and produced 130 publications, and continued to expand and now counts 120 people or 57.6 full-time equivalents.

In 2021, our scholars took part in a record number of 287 media appearances. Moreover, the Institute was successful in obtaining externally funded projects. At the end of the year, no less than 47 external projects were conducted by scholars, whereas an additional 23 projects were funded through our own budget. 

The IES' four research centres produced a substantial volume of qualitative output, including a book on EU asylum, EU border management and anti-racism, a new EU-funded hub on fact-checking and media, a high-profile Conversation Series on security, and a high-profile Conference Series and MOOC on European climate and energy policy.

The Institute’s leading advanced Master programmes deliberated 50 new graduates that have now obtained life membership to its 1300+ alumni group. New Programme Directors were appointed for its LLM programme, which celebrated its 50th anniversary, and its Postgraduate Certificate programme.

Also in 2021, the IES organised a new edition of its flagship conference EUIA and launched a successful new Winter School on EU Policy-Making.

The Annual report 2021 is now available online.