SIEPS carries out multidisciplinary research in European current affairs. As an independent government 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, Constitutional and Economic System
The Member States and European Integration
Policies of the European Union
Mission and Annual Reports
SIEPS’ tasks are set out in the regulation which founded it (Förordningen (2008:748) med instruktion för Svenska institutet för europapolitiska studier) and in the annual letter of instruction from the government (regleringsbrev). SIEPS' activities are presented in its Annual Reports.
The Agency has 17 employees working on studies and analyses, administration and communications. Göran von Sydow is 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:
Lisbeth Aggestam, Associate Professor, Gothenborg University
Anders Ahnlid, Director-General of the National Board of Trade Sweden
- Helena Svaleryd, Professor in Economics, Uppsala University
- Pyry Niemi, former Member of Parliament
Annika Ström Melin, Journalist
Thomas Persson, Associate Professor, Uppsala University
Jane Reichel, Professor, Stockholm University
Oscar Wåglund Söderström, Head of Liberal Group Secretariat and International Affairs