amfori and the College of Europe in Bruges, one of the most prestigious and influential academic institutions in EU studies, signed a cooperation agreement in 2017. A part of this memorandum was the amfori Award for the best thesis in EU Trade Policy.
The awards ceremony for the academic year 2017/2018, was held on 22 June 2018, and it was attended by many prominent guests, academics, College alumni and EU affairs professionals. amfori was represented by Dr Pierre Gröning, who gave the prize for the best thesis.
Over 20 students submitted their papers for the award, which made the choice for amfori extremely difficult given the high quality of the works. The first place was eventually granted to Mr Luca Medichini, whose thesis was a comprehensive analysis of the history of the European Court of Justice and the interplay of political influences that affect its judgements in the field of the EU’s Common Commercial Policy.
amfori looks forward to continuing our cooperation with the College of Europe, which allows us to better contribute to EU decision-making by supplementing our practical expertise with high level academic research.