NYU Florence EU in Focus Program 2016


The EU has the world´s largest GDP, the world´s third largest population, and is among the highest ranking in the world for health, education and living conditions. Recently, the decision by British voters for the UK to leave the EU sent shock waves across the Union. Through NYU Florence´s Fall 2016 The EU in Focus series, students will learn more about what the EU is, how it works, and its role as an international actor. What will the long term impact of the British exit (Brexit) be? Join us this fall to be part of the discussion at this critical moment in Europe’s history.

Students who participate in a working group linked to the series will also develop a deeper understanding of how EU policy-making works through the study of two specific policy areas: Immigration and the Environment. The series will culminate in a visit to Brussels to visit the European institutions on the ground and to meet with actors and experts to further deepen their understanding of the issues.


An Introduction to the European Union 

These talks are open to the entire NYU Florence community and academic institutions in Florence

How the EU Government System Works
Nicolò Conti, NYU Florence and Unitelma Sapienza University
September 6, 6:00pm I Villa Sassetti

The History of Europen Integration and the Common Market
Davide Lombardo, NYU Florence
September 20, 6:00pm I Villa Sassetti

Transatlantic Trade, the Environment and Competing Interests
Gianluca Sgueo, NYU Florence
October 3, 6:00pm I Villa Sassetti

Europe´s Asylum System and its Crisis
Evangelia Tsourdi, European University Institute
October 10, 6:00pm I Villa Sassetti