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L'Europe en formation

The bi-annual journal L’Europe en formation deals with European integration, international relations and federalism, with a transdisciplinary approach bringing together political philosophy, law, economics, sociology and culture.
The review was launched in 1960. It began as an alumni publication, but quickly turned into a monthly review devoted to the study of European issues and federalism. It became a quarterly in 1979, with a new focus on analysis and future perspectives of European integration.
Since 2008 the journal has been enhancing its scholarly profile, by setting up a reading committee to ensure the quality of submitted articles.
Each issue is now devoted to a specific topic covering its various dimensions.
In 2011, L’Europe en formation has joined the scholarly journal distribution website Cairn ( 

Policy papers

The CIFE research team is publishing policy papers, on a bi-monthly basis on topical issues. The topics concern the European Integration, international relations, societal evolution, geopolitical issues. The members of the research team, as well as colleagues belonging to the CIFE academic network, present their reflections in the form of a three-four page article. Political scientists, economists, historians, jurists, etc... thus contribute to the essential debates of the 21st century.

The notes are easy to access: simply click on the chosen title. We hope you will enjoy the reading as much as we appreciate your comments.

Presses d'Europe

CIFE’s publishing branch Presses d’Europe regularly publishes books and booklets on European Integration and Federalism.
Among them:
 Bernard Voyenne, Histoire de l’idée fédéraliste  (3 tomes), 1976–1981
 Le nouveau débat sur l’Europe, textes réunis et commentés par Hartmut Marhold, 2002
 Jean-Jacques Rey, The European programme of Jean Rey, 2009 (brochure)


L’Europe en formation n° 390
Biannual 61st year - Spring - Summer 2020  
The Aftermath of the 2019 European Parliament Elections in Times of the covid-19 Crisis
Les suites des élections du Parlement européen de 2019 en temps de crise de la covid-19

Editors: Laurent Baechler & Matthias Waechter

Policy paper  n° 107
Crise du covid et lutte contre le changement climatique​
Laurent Baechler

Policy paper  n° 106
A propos de la souveraineté
Claude Nigoul 

Policy paper  n° 105
Le hirak algérien. Quelques éléments de décryptage
Karima Dirèche

Policy paper  n° 104
Hungary and the Rule of Law - What is the best way to restore compliance with the EU core values?
Magda Stumvoll

Policy paper  n° 103
L‘enjeu des corona et euro bonds dans la zone euro
Laurent Baechler, Arnaud Leconte, Jean-Claude Vérez

Policy paper  n° 102
Les économies africaines face au covid-19 : quel mécanisme d’accompagnement de la part l’UE ?
Moussa Khoré Traore