Revitalising the Study of EU Single Market Integration

in a Turbulent Age

Significant shifts in the EU’s internal and external economic and (geo)political environment call for a more systematic investigation of whether, and how, the EU single market is able to respond to these challenges. The VISTA Network establishes itself with this purpose, bringing together an inter-disciplinary team of scholars, early-career researchers and policy experts to examine and compare four key thematic areas at the forefront of the single market integration: financial market, digital market, energy market and defence market.

VISTA objectives


Examine not only the internal dynamics of EU single market integration but also their external implications for the EU’s neighbouring countries and other key global actors, such as the US, Russia and China.


Bring together different specialized research communities. The single market and its complex and technical nature will be analysed by highly specialized expert communities, among whom dialogue will be created and supported. This will lead to a more comprehensive understanding of the dynamics of the single market.


Make the single market accessible to a broader audience – especially BA and MA students. Teaching this highly important yet very technical area of European Integration remains a challenge in the general European Studies curriculum.

VISTA deliverables


Special issues in an academic journal: the research workshops have as envisioned output two special issues in a leading peer-reviewed international academic journal.


VISTA Policy Papers: managed and published by the two think thank partners: CEPS and IAI. This ensures that the finidngs of the project remain not only within the academic debate, but that these also inform the policy-making process in the future.


Teaching packages: our experts prepared different teaching and learning materials, including videos, assignments and resources for the summer school which can be used for teaching and learning about the Single Market by other teachers and students.

Ongoing research

Discover the current research projects coming from five academic communities and two think tanks around Europe.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.