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Coordinating Institution


The project is coordinated at the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). The IES is an academic Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and a policy think tank that focuses on the European Union in an international setting. The Institute advances academic education and research in various disciplines, and provides services to policy-makers, scholars, stakeholders and the general public.

The IES specifically explores EU institutions, policies and law within the context of globalisation and global governance, including a focus on the EU in international affairs and institutions. The disciplines applied at the IES include law, social/political sciences, economics and communication sciences, and the Institute’s activities focus on the various ways in which institutions, law and politics intersect with each other in the EU, its member states and at the international level.

Academic work at the IES is organised in clusters, but is also pursued through horizontal activities cutting across them. Currently, there are the following five clusters:

  • International security

  • Environment and sustainable development

  • Migration, diversity and justice

  • European economic governance

  • Educational development 


For further information, consult the IES website.

Project Management Office

The Project Management Office (PMO) is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project and ensures that deadlines are kept and that the best possible working environment is fostered across the project. The PMO is composed of the Scientific Coordinator, Dr. Luk Van Langenhove, and the Project Manager, Ms. Elke Boers.

Luk Van Langenhove

Scientific Coordinator

Elke Boers

​Project Manager (2018-2019)

Léonie Maes

Project Manager (2016-2018)

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