Founded by Bocconi University and Institute Javotte Bocconi, the Institute for European Policymaking @ Bocconi University combines the analytic rigor of a research institute, the policy impact of a think tank, and the facts-based effort of raising public opinion’s awareness about Europe through outreach activities. The Institute, fully interdisciplinary, intends to address the multi-fold obstacles that usually stand between the design of appropriate policies and their adoption, with particular attention to consensus building and effective enforcement.

The Institute’s mission is to conduct, debate and disseminate high quality research on the major policy issues facing Europe, and the EU in particular, its Member States and its citizens, in a rapidly changing world.

It is committed to defending the European ideal, especially the unity and the diversity of the EU, as well as to promoting the rule of law, the principles and values enshrined in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

The Institute is also committed to contributing to Europe’s competitiveness, to the EU’s influence worldwide and to a prosperous, sustainable and equitable future for Europeans by fostering policy debates and a dialogue between different parts of European society through diverse outreach activities.

It will adopt a multi-disciplinary, open and far-sighted approach, making the most of the interplay between rigorous research and constructive action, the latter being aimed not only at effective policy design, but also incorporating consensus building and policy enforcement methods. 

It is independent from any business or political influence.