The politics of the European Union

The Department is active in research on the European Union's institutional evolution, its decision-making capacity, and the role of European interest groups and lobbying. Special attention also goes to the EU's relationship with the other major world players (United States, China, ...). In its EU research activities, the Department works in close cooperation with the VUB's Institute for European Studies, which has been awarded the prestigious title of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence by the European Commission.