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Welcome to the Institute for European Studies Website
The Institute for European Studies is a multi-disciplinary teaching and research institute within the University of Malta. It runs an evening Diploma course, as well as full-time courses leading to the Bachelor of European Studies degree and to qualifications at MA and PhD level. Each year Maltese and international students enrol in its degree programmes, and through the ERASMUS Programme it offers a number of student and staff exchanges with universities and institutions of higher learning abroad. All of the Institute's courses are fully in line with Bologna Process guidelines.

Founded in 1992 as the European Documentation and Research Centre (EDRC), the Institute was granted the status of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in 2004. The Institute is engaged in various research and publication activities in European Integration Studies and is a member of the Trans-European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), the LISBOAN network (Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Network), EPERN (European Parties Elections and Referendums Network), EADI (the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes), PADEMIA (the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe), and the two Euro-Mediterranean networks, EuroMeSCo (the Euro-Mediterranean Study Commission)and FEMISE. The Institute is also a member of the Council for European Studies (hosted at Columbia University). The research interests of its staff include comparative politics and history of the European Union (EU); EU institutions; EU external relations and enlargement; small states in the EU; Malta in the EU; Euro-Mediterranean Relations; Stability and Growth Pact; Economic Governance of the Euro Area; Europe 2020; EU development policies and climate change.



Europe, 10 years later
What has Malta gained from the EU? What were the pros and cons of thethese ten years in the EU? What needs to be improved?

MEP election campaigns - Professor Roderick Pace
This article analyses the MEP election campaigns of the two main Maltese political parties.

Sources and Political Consequences of European Identity Among Mass Publics (21 May)
The Institute for European Studies is proud to host a discussion with Professor Paolo Bellucci from the Centre for the Study of Political Change at the University of Siena. This event will take place on Wednesday 21 May 2014 at 17:00hrs at the European Documentation Centre (Institute for European Studies). Dr Marcello Carammia, Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta, will moderate. Kindly reserve your seat on 2340 3386 or by email on RSVP required.

EU elections without Europe
Professor Roderick Pace interviewed on the MEP election campaign and the forthcoming 24th May MEP election

Declaration of Authenticity

Please include the Declaration of Authenticity with every assignment you submit to the Institute for European Studies. The Declaration should be printed and filled-in at home, beforehand.

The form can be downloaded directly by clicking here.


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