Founded in 1952, the University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) is the result of the collaboration between the University of Turin, the City of Turin and the Province of Turin. It is a non-profit organisation for education and research relating to Europe as a whole, aiming to prepare experts and executives for an international career. The Institute organises courses and conferences; coordinates research; publishes books, journals, newsletters, working papers and other texts; coordinates a documentation centre holding various resources and information on international organisations. As a recognised European Documentation Centre, the Institute plays a key role in the development of specialised activities directed at both private and public subjects. The library is an invaluable instrument for research and teaching. It is in a constant state of evolution and documents relating to new areas of study and research are continually added to the existing materials. Since its launch, the Institute has been recognised as a European Documentation Centre (EDC) by the EU. As a result, it has dedicated particular attention to the collection and classification of documents published by European Institutions. The EDC in Torino is one of the few in Italy to have all documents published under the European Union since its inception. The Institute participates in partnerships for the presentation of projects financed by the EU through variously themed programmes and has several agreements with foreign universities and centres. In addition to this, IUSE maintains numerous contacts and agreements with organisations, academic institutions and researchers, both Italian and International. These connections provide great assistance in the organisation of courses and programmes. Such contacts include: the International Training Centre of the ILO, the Centre for Studies on Federalism, the UNCITRAL, the UNIDROIT, the European Policy Centre (EPC), the European Training Foundation (ETF), the UNICRI, FIERI, the International Institute of Humanitarian Law and the IOM. Since the IUSE’s launch in 1952, research in the Institute has been focused around themes relative to European and international studies, as well as developing the issues at the intersection between science and law, economy and politics. The Working Papers provide a forum in which research materials are collected and in some cases formulated into final works by scholars from all sources. The objective is to promote enhancing knowledge with this cross-sectoral approach and encourage discussions between theoretic research and the application of that research in private and public transnational organisations. The Working Papers are divided into the following themes: European and Comparative Law Issues; Law & Business in Europe; Migration: Challenges and Policies; International Trade Law; Diplomacy and Security in Europe.

Staff members
Paolo Davide Farah
Piercarlo Rossi