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Young Scholars' Insights in Measuring EU Performance in International Institutions

Tuesday, 26 January, 2016 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Karel Van Miert Building (IES), Pleinlaan 5
Conference Room Rome
IES Autumn Lecture Series

This IES Autumn Lecture Series was launched with a discussion about the challenges for the development of a multidisciplinary research agenda for the emerging field of EU performance studies. While the number of cases studied has bloomed, we are still at a very embryonic stage of theorising EU performance. This event brings together a panel of young researchers who are actively contributing to the theoretical and empirical development of the study of EU performance in international institutions. They will address the challenges they have undergone during their research: defining their research questions, methodological concerns, and specifically the use of seemingly common-sense terminology. Key questions that will be addressed include: How do these young researchers conceptualise EU performance and how do their conceptualisations build on the existing literature? What is new about their approaches to theorising EU performance? Which specific cases did they study? How did they do this? How can they start to speak to each other and find a common terminology for future research?


  • Peter Debaere, Post-doctoral researcher at the Ghent Institute for International Studies at Ghent University
  • Sanderijn Duquet, PhD Fellow at the Research Foundation ‒ Flanders (FWO), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, the Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven


  • Lisanne Groen, PhD candidate in political science, at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Iulian Romanyshyn, PhD researcher at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca and a teaching fellow at Maastricht University

Registration and venue

Participation is free of charge and open to all, but, due to space limitations, registration is required. To register, please fill in the online registration form.