Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels, Belgium

Partner 13 (ULB)

Université Libre de Bruxelles was founded in 1834 and today enjoys a place as one of the leading French-speaking universities in the world. It has around 20,000 students and has carved out a leading place for itself in the international academic community. 
Created in 1963, the Institute for European Studies (IEE) at the ULB is one of the oldest academic institutions whose activity is fully dedicated to the study of the European Union. Its Department of Political Science counts a dozen permanent professors, a dozen part-time professors and about twenty associate members. The Department has gained excellence in the comparative studies of European political parties, Eastern European societies and political theory, and is part of the FP6 Garnet Network of Excellence.


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Dr. Justine Lacroix

Justine Lacroix is Professor at the Department of Political Science at the ULB. She has been researcher at the research and policy-planning group Notre Europe (1995-99), member of Jacques Delors’ cabinet (1994-5) and consultant to the European Commission’s office in France. Among the research interests of Dr. Lacroix are contemporary political thought, liberalism and its critics, nationalism and the normative dimension of European integration. She has published four books and numerous articles

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François Forêt

François Forêt is Director of political research at the Institute of European Studies at the ULB and Associate Professor at the IEE's Department of Political Science. He is also spokesperson of the doctoral school of European studies for French-speaking Belgium. He has held different teaching and research positions in France, the UK and Belgium. His work and publications deal with European politics, policies and polities, the legitimization of the European Union, the symbolic dimensions of politics at the national and supranational levels, issues of collective identity and memory, and interactions between politics and religion.

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Dr. Janie Pélabay

Janie Pélabay was RECON postdoctoral researcher at the ULB in the academic year 2008-2009. She is researcher at the Centre for Political Research (Cevipof) at Sciences-Po Paris. She has been researcher within the European Governance Program at the University of Luxembourg, Deakin Visiting Fellow at the European Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, and Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Centre of Political Theory, ULB. She holds a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Her main research interests include multiculturalism and the politics of recognition, the liberal/communitarian debate, civic education, and the legitimacy issues raised by EU political integration.

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Amandine Crespy  

Amandine Crespy is research and PhD fellow at the Department of Political science at the ULB. She has studied and completed several internships in the realm of European politics in France, Germany and Belgium. Her PhD dissertation is on the social and political mobilizations against the EU services directive as part of the interdisciplinary project 'Resisting Europe'. Her research  topics include euroscepticism and resistances to European integration, cleavages and political conflict in the EU, politics of services regulation in the EU, Europeanization of social democracy.

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Prof. Paul Magnette

Paul Magnette is Professor of Political Science and previously Director of the Institute for European Studies at the ULB. He was appointed Minister of Climate and Energy in the Belgian federal Leterme I government, which took office on 20 March 2008. He already took on this portfolio in the interim Verhofstadt III federal government in December 2007, after having served as the Walloon Minister of Health and Social Affaris from July to December 2007. Prof. Magnette’s main research fields are the constitutionalization of the EU and theories of democracy. He is the author of numerous books and articles on European integration, the European Constitution and the Convention on the Future of Europe.

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