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.

Project timeline

The writing and researching process for volunteers will take place over the Spring 2022 semester, overcoming the geographical distance between the project members via CIVICA's digital tools.

By summer, we will find relevant stakeholders to communicate the report's findings, and look forward to including all project contributors in this process.

  • 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