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New Book Release

Ludger Kühnhardt/

Tilman Mayer (eds.),
Bonner Enzyklopädie der Globalität, Wiesbaden: Springer VS Verlag, 2017.


In the context of the 200th anniversary of the founding of Bonn University, more than one-hundred of its professors provide innovative interpretations of key concepts of social sciences and humanities in the age of globality.


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Alumni Testimonial

 “ ZEI prepared me for my career by giving me the economic, institutional, political and legal underpinnings of the European Union”


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New Book Release

Christian Koenig /

Bernhard von Wendland

The Art of Regulation: Competition in Europe - Wealth and Wariness, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. 


Increasingly, EU market regulation measures have been introduced in the pursuit of economic justice and welfare. This book illustrates how regulation can help to prevent the abuse of dominance, in particular the abuse of public capital by the state. More...

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ZEI "Class of 2017" visits the European Council in Brussels


Meetings with high officials in EU institutions, including ZEI Alumni, are among the higlights of studying at ZEI





ZEI Future of Europe Observer Vol. 5 No. 2/2017

The EU Global Strategy: Power of Perceptions


In this Future of Europe Observer-Edition, ZEI Master Fellows “Class of 2017” from all continents share their perceptions of the EU Global Strategy and analyze the multidimensional role of the EU’s external action.


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Migration in the Mediterranean is being discussed with Arab diplomats and ZEI research partners from Malta (MEDAC)










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ZEI Insights



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ZEI Insights No. 47

Sarah Gansen,
Erasmus +: Countering populism through education

This ZEI Insight by Sarah Gansen, ZEI Fellow “Class of 2014”, analyzes how the EU’s Erasmus + program can counter populism by enhancing job market opportunities for the young generation.   More...      

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Master of European Studies - Governance and Regulation

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ZEI Monitor: EU Progress 2014-2019

ZEI Monitor assesses the on-going work of the EU institutions. On the basis of the ten priorities outlined by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for the period 2014-2019, the EU pursues annual work programs. ZEI Monitor traces the implementation of the work programs.


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ZEI Discussion Paper

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ZEI Discussion Paper C 240/2017

Tapio Raunio/Matti Wiberg,
The Impact of the European Union on National Legislation


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ZEI Discussion Paper C 239/2017

Michael Gehler,
Revolutionäre Ereignisse und geoökonomischstrategische Ergebnisse: Die EU- und NATO-„Osterweiterungen“ 1989-2015 im Vergleich

ZEI Directors' Pen

ZEI Directors Prof. Dr. Christian Koenig and Prof. Dr. Ludger Kühnhardt publish regularly scholarly articles and books...


One of the largest specialized libraries on European integration which serves ZEI researchers, Master students and visiting scholars.

Master of European Studies

ZEI Fellows visit Luxemburg and Strasbourg

Alumni Testimonials

Let ZEI open the door for your professional future. See what can happen following a successful academic year at ZEI.

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