The European Studies Unit (ESU)

The European Studies Unit is a research unit of the Faculty of Law, Political Science and Criminology of the University of Liège.

Our activities concern the European Union as a whole from a politico-legal perspective. Among the main research areas there are:

  • European governance & policies
  • Non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (& CBRN controls)
  • Strategic Trade Control (conventional weapons, dual-use items, conflict minerals, torture-related items, cultural goods)

Our Team

Full Professor

Main research focus :
Strategic Trade Control
EU Governance
Ethical Policy

Senior Researcher

Main research focus :
Strategic Trade Control
European Security and Defence
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear law

Associate Professor

Main research focus :
Critical Security Studies
Euro-Atlantic security (NATO)
Historical sociology of Western warfare
Political sociology of international organizations


Associate Professor

Main research focus :
Territorial development policy & regulation
Environmental policy & regulation

Associate Professor

Main research focus :
Oversight of intelligence services
Intelligence Governance

Lecturer

Main research focus :
EU Economic Governance
Development Cooperation
Digital regulation

Lecturer
& PhD Student

Main research focus :
European Union’s policies
Non-proliferation of WMD
Strategic Trade Control

Lecturer & Researcher

Main research focus :
EU institutional discourse
European (Union) identity
EU crisis communication

Associate Lecturer
& PhD Student

Main research focus :
Strategic trade control
Dual-use trade control
Non-proliferation of WMD

Researcher

Main research focus :
E.U. Nature and Biodiversity policies
Environmental Management
Sustainable Wildlife Management

Researcher

Main research focus :
Strategic Trade Control
Dual-use Trade Control

Senior Researcher

Main research focus :
The Citizen’s Well-being in a European Democracy
European Values and their Reception
Ancient and Modern Ethical and Political Theories and Practices

Givi Amiranashvili

PhD Student

Main research focus :
CBRN CoE initiative
CBRN field and society

Marie Kwon

PhD Student

Main research focus :
Critical Security Studies EU-Indo-Pacific Relations

PhD Student & Bar Sollicitor

Main research focus :
European Governance
Human Rights System
Crisis Regulation

Emilya Titanyan

PhD Student

Main research focus :
Strategic Trade Control
Dual-useTrade Control

Irena Kołakowska-Fałkowska

PhD Student

Main research focus :
Foreign & Security Policies

PhD Student

Our external collaborators

Lia Caponetti

Maxime Habran

Stella Konakchieva