The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe (PAGE) responds to a changing world in which policy decisions are taken at different linked levels. It prepares students to use public policy analysis in the outside world by drawing on different disciplines. The track focuses on how and why policy makers govern and regulate economic markets at the national, EU and international levels.
The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe covers major policies made at EU, international, national, regional and local levels. It is multidisciplinary and includes the study of political science, law and economics, sociology and management. It offers a combination of analytical skills, knowledge of key domains and specific competencies. It is designed for public and private sector organisations (e.g. governments and regulatory agencies, EU and international institutions, lobbying and public affairs units of large firms and associations). The Program provides opportunities for internships, which will also earn degree credits. Moreover, the course gives access to Luiss links with potential employers and follows students in applying for jobs.
During the 1st year modules will be focused the following themes: Key policy areas for Europe; Comparative policy making; The EU; Economic policy, regulation and demography.
The second year features a specialized track: Economic Governance and Markets. It focuses on how and why policy makers shape markets through industrial policy, the increasing move to powerful independent agencies, and social and labour policies. It combines theory with practical examples.
|Comparative Public Policy in Europe||6|
|EU Institutions and Decision Making||6|
|EU Law and Regulation||6|
|The Integration of Europe||6|
|The Economics of Europe||6|
|Policy Evaluation and Implementation||6|
|Data Analysis for Social Sciences||6|
|Demography, Society and Policy in Europe||6|
|Regulation by Independent Agencies||6|
|Social and Labor Market Regulation||6|
|Industrial Policy in Europe||6|
|3 Electives courses||18|
The course is subject to approval from the Ministry of Education and the study plan could change.
The Master’s degree in Policies and Governance in Europe prepares students for the job market. Luiss has internship agreements with many organisations relevant for the master’s degree: Government Ministries, Regions, Regulatory Authorities, International organisations, National and international NGOs. In addition, the program’s laboratories and the Luiss Career Services Office help students to gain experience with organizations that recruit in public policy, with which Luiss has excellent links.
This Master’s degree includes exchange programs with some of the best universities in the world and invites guest speakers from prominent organizations. In addition, the course’s professors have taught in foreign elite universities in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and China.
Erasmus+ and Bilateral Exchange Programs
The Luiss Student Exchange Office manages and promotes student exchanges within the Erasmus Program, as well as through bilateral exchange agreements with non-European universities. The procedures are based on the ECTS system. All eligible students can apply to be selected for an opportunity to study abroad on an Erasmus+ or Bilateral exchange in one of our several partner Institutions. Our Erasmus+/Bilateral network currently boasts 218 agreements with Higher Education Institutions in 46 countries, and it grows every year.
Structured Partnership Exchange and Double Degree Programs
The International Development Office offers to students a wide range of structured partnerships and double degree programs they can apply for, depending on the specific Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree program they’re currently enrolled in or the program they’re willing to enroll in for the next academic year.
PAGE faculty members are drawn from different disciplines and have international research and teaching experience.
Mark Thatcher, Professor of Political Science, Luiss, and previously Professor of Comparative and International Politics, London School of Economics
Faculty (To be confirmed)
Bruno Cautrès, Senior Researcher, CEVIPOF, Sciences Po Paris
Marie Elena Cavallaro, Associate Professor in and formerly Senior Member Fellow, St. Anthony’s College, Oxford
Thomas Christiansen, Professor of Political Science, Luiss, and previously Professor of European Institutional Politics, University of Maastricht
Marisa Cremona, Emeritus Professor and former President, European University Institute
Marta Simoncini, Assistant Professor in Administrative Law, Luiss and Fellow, University College, London
Veronica de Romanis, former Member of the Council of Economic Advisors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, focusing on macroeconomics and public finance, and teaches at Stanford University and Luiss.
Segretario Generale Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale
Graduated in Political Science, 1982
Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy, Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni assumed her duties on May 5th 2016, after holding the post of Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Hon. Paolo Gentiloni, from June 2015 to May 2016. Born in Rome in 1958, she studied Political Science at Luiss Guido Carli University of Rome, where she graduated in 1982. She joined the Foreign Service in 1985.
In August 1986 she was seconded to the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in Vienna. As Second Secretary in the Office for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe CSCE (1989-1992), she represented Italy at the Vienna Negotiations as Deputy Head of Delegation for CSBM (Confidence and Security Building Measures). She was also Member of the Italian Delegation to the Helsinki Meeting on CSCE negotiations (1992).
She was First Secretary at the Italian Permanent Mission to the International Organisations in Vienna (1993-1996) and Head of the Economic and Commercial Office in the Embassy of Italy in Bratislava (1996-1999).
Back to Rome, she served in the Directorate-General for European Countries and then as Chief of Cabinet to the Under-Secretary of State in charge of European Affairs (2002-2004). As Head of the Ministry’s Crisis Management Unit from 2005 to 2008, she was in charge of the Italian response to major international crises and natural catastrophes.
Ambassador Belloni held the posts of Director General for Development Cooperation (2008 – 2012) and Director General for Human Resources, Budget and Innovation (2013 – 2015) in the Italian Foreign Ministry. She is a member of the Luiss Board of directors.
QTEM Masters Network
After a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management, I enrolled in the Master’s program in Finance and participated in QTEM, an amazing experience both at an academic level and at a personal level, which helped me develop useful skills for the future market.
I now live in Frankfurt, where I work as an analyst in the Finance Directorate of the European Central Bank, dealing with budgeting, strategic planning, project governance and management reporting. In the future I’d like to continue this career in large-scale international institutions.