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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.


Jean Monnet Chair Conference, 5th May: program and booking information

5 May 2014 - Conference at Dar l-Ewropa

The Institute for European Studies is organizing the second Jean Monnet Chair Conference on 'An Evolving EU Engaging a Changing Mediterranean Region'. This years' edition will be once again held on Monday 5th May, at Dar l-Ewropa, Valletta.

This forms part of the activities led by Professor Roderick Pace (Jean Monnet Chair and Director of the Institute for European Studies) focusing on research and teaching on the changes taking place in the EU and the Euro-Mediterranean region. A full conference program is available here.

If you wish to book your place for this event, click here for more information on how to book. Places are reserved on a first come basis.


This year's Conference will be in conjuction with Malta's tenth year anniversary of full E.U. membership.

Jean Monnet Occasional Paper no. 8

Adapting to climate change from a regional perspective: in search of a requisite policy and legal framework for the Mediterranean

Debate European Commission President Candidates (28 Apr.)
In light of this year's upcoming EP election, and the subsequent election of the President of the European Commission, Maastricht University will be holding a debate in which candidates for the position of Commission President will debate their proposals.

The moderator will be Peter Spiegel, the Brussels Bureau Chief of the Financial Times and the debate will be streamed in Universities across Europe in collaboration with Euronews.

The Institute for European Studies will also be showing this debate live. This event will take place next Monday, 28 April 2014 at 19:00hrs in the European Documentation Centre. Due to limited seating, guests are kindly asked to RSVP on to confirm their seat.

Jean Monnet Chair Conference Registration (5 May)
An Evolving EU Engaging a Changing Mediterranean Region

Call for submission of papers
Reflections on a Decade of EU Membership: Expectations, Achievements, Disappointments and the Future

Attention all B.A. European Studies Students
Change in the June examinations timetable.


Institute for European Studies

Attention M.A. students
Update in the M.A. June exams timetable

European Studies MEP Talk - EDC (17 Mar.)
Debate with EP candidates Kevin Cutajar, Miriam Dalli, Cyrus Engerer and Stefano Mallia at the European Documentation Centre, 17 March 17:30hrs. RSVP required on

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.

January/February exam timetables
Timetables for the Bachelor's and Master's January/February 2014 exams can be accessed online by clicking here.

MA in European Politics, Economics and Law

 MA in European Politics, Economics and Law

To view the brochure for the MA in European Politics, Economics and Law, click here.

EDC New Book Arrivals

The European Documentation Centre (EDC) has received a number of new books. A list of these can be found here


For all lists of books received by the EDC, please click here or search for your request title via the library catalogue.

Bachelor of European Studies


To view the Bachelor of European Studies Brochure please click here.

European Studies Alumni
The Institute for European Studies is in the process to update the data base of all current and past students and graduates of European Studies (Bachelors and Masters).


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