Government and Governance in the EU

About us​

The EUGOV research group ( was the first group in Catalonia specialized in EU government and governance. The group was acknowledged and financed by the Generalitat de Catalunya as Emerging Research Group in 2003 and later on, in 2009, as a Consolidated Group. EUGOV has preserved this label since then. Its strategic lines of research are committed with the analysis of European Integration theories, EU institutional and decision-making system, policy-making, multi-level governance and European comparative studies. Between 2017 and 2022, EUGOV displayed a solid scientific production: 20+ Q1 articles (JCR/SJR); 4+ books authored and edited; 20+ book chapters; direction of 10+ competitive research projects. Noteworthy, the EUGOV research group is the driving force behind six European Projects of excellence: The Jean Monnet Chair in European Public Policies (2, UAB), the Jean Monnet Chair in EU Governance (UPF, 3) and the Barcelona Center for European Studies (UPF). 

As a research group, our main areas of expertise are:

  • EU institutional dynamics and decision-making
  • Power, democracy and legitimacy in the EU
  • European policies
  • Theories of European Integration
  • Europeanisation

We welcome PhD proposals on these topics

Last publications

Spain: Political Developments and Data in 2022. Implementing the Next Generation EU Plan in the Shadow of Political Turmoil

Fernández-Pasarín, A., Delgado, I. and Bohigues, A. European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook. More information …
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Still a “spectator”? Capabilities of the Spanish REPER and Spain’s influence in the Council of the EU

Arregui, J. and Perarnaud, C. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 1(61): 13-35. More information …
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Legislative Transparency in the European Parliament: Disclosing Legislators Meetings with Interest Groups

Font, N. and Pérez-Durán, I. Journal of Common Market Studies, 61(2): 379-396. More information …
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Agents and Structures in Cross-Border Governance: Comparing North America and Europe in an Era of Border Securitization

Noferini, A., Dupeyron, B. and Payan, T. (Eds.) (Toronto: Toronto University Press). Forthcoming …
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Europeanisation of public policies in Spain: opportunities and challenges

Arregui, J. (Ed.) (Madrid: McGraw Hill). Read more …
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EUGOV – Leading research group in EU affairs

Excellent news! EUGOV has renewed its recognition as a leading research group in EU affairs. You can find more information …
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8th Collaborative European Research Conference

We are pleased to inform you that EUPOL will be the local chair (with Cristina Blasi Casagran and Santiago Ariel …
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