Towards a More Optimal Eurozone

Towards a More Optimal Eurozone

This student project supported by CIVICA aims to produce a report evaluating the performance of the monetary union since its creation.

The Euro, currently in its third decade, has survived the dramatic European sovereign debt crisis and has been adopted by 19 EU members. The eurozone faces numerous challenges - most importantly perhaps, due to how, in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), the “economic” part compares to the “monetary.” The report will evaluate how well the weaknesses of the eurozone have been mitigated, and what gaps remain.

The project is initiated by Guillaume Marder (undergraduate student, Sciences Po) and Rasmus Salén (undegraduate student, SSE), who have met during the first CIVICA European Week. Guillaume and Rasmus invite students from various social science backgrounds to contribute to this project.

The project is supported by Prof. David Domeij, Head of the Department of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics, who will provide academic guidance.

Final report

The project involved a group of 7 bachelor’s and master’s students from four different CIVICA universities (Bocconi University, Sciences Po, Stockholm School of Economics, and The London School of Economics).

The CIVICA students involved in the project are Nadya Arteeva, BA Student at Sciences Po; Falilou Kebe, BSc Student at Bocconi University; Johannes Lattmann, MSc Student at The London School of Economics; Guillaume Marder, BA Student at Sciences Po; Caitlin Rieuwerts, BSc Student at The London School of Economics; Rasmus Salén, BSc Student at Stockholm School of Economics; Eesha Tahir, MSc Student at The London School of Economics. 

Download the final report >> 

  • Past: Call for volunteers

Interested in EU policy and want to get engaged in this project and in CIVICA? We are looking for students from CIVICA universities to co-author a report on the performance of the monetary union so far.

Your profile

  • interest in contributing to a CIVICA-wide student project
  • some background knowledge in the social sciences and economics
  • availability for around 2-3h/week. 

To apply

Send a short text describing your profile (where you study, what year, and what you study), your areas of interest, and how you think you could contribute to the project (250 words max) to guillaume.marder(at)

Deadline extended: 18 February 2022, 11:59pm CET