Jamal Shahin is the Programme Director of the Advanced Master European Integration and an Assistant Professor at the Brussels School of Governance. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Amsterdam and Professorial Fellow at the United Nations University-CRIS in Bruges. He holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Hull (2005). His courses at the BA, MA and Advanced Master level concern the governance of the contemporary EU, research methods and skills, and the importance of linking theory and practice to inform better research and policy. He acts as Principal Investigator on the GREMLIN project and has previously directed the PARENT project.

His research interests focus on: global internet governance, political participation in democratic systems and EU governance. Jamal is keen to explore how new forms of social and political organisation at the global and local levels influence effectiveness and legitimacy of decision making, often linking into debates on sustainability and policy transfer. He is particularly interested in the way in which the EU attempts to communicate its role in both domestic and international venues. Jamal is also intrigued by the relationship between science and society, and has carried out research with colleagues at the IES on how to optimise dialogue between disciplines to ensure relevant and useful research can help critique, design and improve policy.

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)



PARENT - Participatory platform for sustainable energy management

Period March 2016 - February 2019
Funded By

European Commission - Horizon 2020

Innoviris Brussels


Data Sovereignty Seminar Series

Event on 21.04.2022

Graduation Ceremony

Event on 17.09.2021
Educational Events

Brexit and a Disunited Kingdom

Event on 13.12.2019

In the media


Posted on 25.05.2019
In the press