The European Political Economy Forum at the ESC

The European Political Economy Forum at the ESC analysed political economy issues facing Europe. It served as an umbrella for policy-oriented research on European economic institutions and practices in the face of evolving socio-political pressures.

The European Political Economy Forum addressed institutional issues challenging Europe in the wake of the 2011-12 crisis, with a main focus on economic and financial architecture. A key tenet is that European institutions are more likely to be legitimate and durable if their design is informed by a multi-disciplinary approach which draws on analytical frameworks from across the social sciences. EuPEP’s research paid special attention to the diversity of circumstances and experiences across both European Union members and their neighbours.