Desafios Globais da Integração Europeia

Coordinator

  • Sofia Oliveira Pais 
Doctorates
  • Ana Teresa da Silva Ferreira Ribeiro
  • António Agostinho Cardoso da Conceição Guedes
  • José Augusto Preto Xavier Lobo Moutinho
  • José Manuel Damião da Cunha
  • Manuel António Fontaine Campos
  • Maria Benedita Menezes de Gusmão Peixoto de Queiroz
  • Maria Inês Quesada Pastor de Quadros Alexandre da Fonseca
  • Miguel Poiares Maduro
  • Patrícia Helena Nunes Fragoso Martins
Doctorate Students
  • António Amaro
  • Aua Balde
  • Blandina Maria da Silva Soares
  • Catarina Oliveira Dias Vieira Peres de Fraipont
  • Danilo Leme Crespo
  • Herculano José Rodrigues Esteves
  • Inês Catarina Pereira de Sousa
  • Liliana Mota Maia
  • Marta Cristina Prata Domingos
  • Nevin Alija
  • Sílvia Bessa e Venda
  • Sérgio Maia Tavares Marques
Research topics

Among the European Union's policies and actions, the internal market and competition policy are considered the main instruments for achieving the benefits of European integration (peace and prosperity), as well as the main tools for Europe to emerge from the crisis and increase its competitiveness in the global context. The creation of a competitive and innovative internal market is therefore considered essential to meet the challenges of the global market. Indeed, the creation of a regulatory framework to encourage innovation and competition in the Union is still considered a key issue in the new Europe 2020 Strategy.

The benefits of European integration can be further promoted through Union citizenship, which plays a key role both in strengthening European fundamental rights and freedoms and in affirming them as a fundamental political status. The place and role of the individual in the European project cannot, therefore, be underestimated. Thus, the EU cannot be considered from a purely economic point of view, but must be taken into account in its political and constitutional dimension.

The research line on the challenges of European integration aims to develop, in particular, comparative and interdisciplinary studies, promoting the exchange of knowledge. It will focus mainly on the above-mentioned research areas, which are considered priority areas, given their practical and academic relevance in the context of current EU objectives.