About Sieps

SIEPS carries out multidisciplinary research in current European affairs. As an independent governmental agency, we connect academic analysis and policy-making at Swedish and European levels.

Areas of activity and Organisation

Areas of activity

The Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, SIEPS conducts and promotes research and analysis of European policy affairs. SIEPS strives to act as a link between the academic world and policy-makers at various levels. By publishing reports and arranging seminars and conferences, SIEPS aims to further stimulate research on the future of Europe.

The research is conducted under the following three areas:

  • The EU's Political and Constitutional System

  • Policies of the European Union

This area includes EU's budget, EU's External Relations, The European Internal Market, Social Europe and Asylum and European Integration.

  • The Member States

Annual Instruction and Annual Reports

SIEPS mission is regulated in Förordningen (2008:748) med instruktion för Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier and by the annual instruction. SIEPS activities is annualy presented in Annual Reports. These are available in Swedish. 


The Agency has 18 employees working on studies and analyses, administration and communications. Göran von Sydow it the Acting Director of the Agency.  Click here for information about the staff and how to contact us.

SIEPS is a so-called enrådighetsmyndighet. This means that the Director General is responsible for its work. The government has appointed an Advisory Council to exercise public control and advise the Director General. The Director is the President of the Council.

The Advisory Council is composed of the following members:

  • Lars Calmfors, Professor of International Economics, Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University
  • Per Cramér, Professor, Faculty of Law, Göteborg University and Director for the Centre for European Research at CERGU, University of Gothenburg
  • Per Hilmersson
  • Ylva Nilsson, journalist.
  • Thomas Persson, Associate Professor in Political Science, Department of Government, Uppsala University
  • Ewa Rabinowicz, Professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Lund
  • Maria Strömvik, Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Political Science, Lund University