EuropaperspektivNätverk för Europaforskning

Network for European Studies

Swedish universities co-operate since 1998 within a national network structure for European studies. This structure comprises of networks for political science, economics and law.

The purpose is to enhance the understanding of the European Union in research and post-graduate education. Special resources are made available by the Swedish Parliament (Sveriges Riksdag) and are used for a shared infrastructure of courses, conferences and seminars. The networks are together responsible for the annual yearbook for European studies - EUROPAPERSPEKTIV. 


New Yearbook!

The new yearbook for European studies, Europaperspektiv 2016, was presented by the authors Febuary 3, 2016, at City Conference Center in Stockholm.

Key Note Speakers: Anders Ygeman, Minister of Home Affairs and Christian Leffler, Deputy Secretary-General for Economic and Global Issues, European External Action Service. Moderator: Cecilia Garme

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Book presentations 2016

Stockholm - 3 February

Gothenburg - 10 February

Brussels - 17 May Invitation and program

Malmö - 24 May Invitation and Program 


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Past Book Presentations


Yearbook for European Studies 2015:
Prosperity Gap: The Social Challenge Facing the EU

In Europaperspektiv 2015, ten leadning Swedish economists, legal scholars and political scientists examine the great social challenge the EU faces. Do the new growth initiatives suffice? What will be required for the Union to bridge the prosperity gap? What will be needed if the Europe 2020 strategy is to succeed in lifting at least 20 million Europeans out of poverty? And what does the success of right-wing populist parties mean for the discussion about redistributing more resources within the Union?




Yearbook for European Studies 2014
Fighting Global Imbalances. What Role for the EU?

In Europaperspektiv 2014, ten leading Swedish economists, legal scholars and political scientists analyse some of the most important global issues of our time and the capacity of EU cooperation to propel them forward. Climate change, poverty and human trafficking are some of the problems that bear witness to serious global imbalances. Can EU member states maintain their level of ambition in working on these issues in the years following the economic crisis? Will the Union's new diplomatic service manage to give it a stronger voice in world affairs and stand up against major contenders such as Russia and China? 



Yearbook for European Studies 2013:
A Competitive EU at the Right Price

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As part of its current efforts to reach a lasting solution to the economic crisis and return to a robust growth trajectory, the EU faces the challenge of increasing its competitiveness in the global economy. At the same time, the Union and its member states remain committed to advancing the social dimension of European integration and to improving social and political cohesion. How can the EU increase its competitiveness, even while reducing the social inequalities and political antagonisms generated by the crisis? How is Europe’s competitiveness affected by the increasingly flexible form that integration has taken due to the crisis, where some member states choose not to cooperate in some critical areas, including the European Fiscal Compact?  


Yearbook for European Studies 2012:
Unemployment, Migration Policy, and Nationalism - Threats to the EU's Cohesion?

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Europaperspektiv 2012 highlights the interaction between unemployment, migration policy, and nationalism as a critical challenge to the cohesion of the European Union. How has the ongoing crisis affected the Union’s migration policy and its borders vis-à-vis the surrounding world? How do rising unemployment and growing nationalism affect the prospects for upholding and developing the common labour market? Can the Member States agree on a common policy for labour immigration as a solution to Europe’s long-term demographic shortfall?


Europaperspektiv in the media

SvD Debatt 3/2 2016, SvD Brännpunkt 30/1 2012, DN Ledarkrönika 3/2 2012, Hufvudstadsbladet 13/2 2012, Tidskriften Expo 2012/1, Sydsvenskan debattartikel 1/4 2012, Kristianstadsbladet ledarblogg 2/4 2012, Kvällsposten ledare 3/4 2012, Sydsvenskan ledarkrönika 7/4 2012, Fastighetsnytt 2012/2, Tidskriften Respons 2012/2Saco-bloggen 15/2 2013Ingenjören 26/2 2013, Kvällsposten ledare 19/3 2013, Hufvudstadsbladet 20/2 2014, Europaportalen 24/2 2014, Tidskriften Respons 2014/2, Blekinge Läns Tidning ledare 28/4 2014, Nya Lidköpings-Tidningen 15/1 2015, SVT Nyheter 6/2 2015, Dalarnas Tidningar 19/2 2015, Norrbottens-Kuriren 21/2 2015, Alba 1/3 2015, Sundsvalls Tidning 15/3 2015, Dagens Arena 15/3 2015, Kristianstadsbladet 25/3 2015




Links to the Networks

The Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE)
The Swedish Network for European Legal Studies (
The Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science (