Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft (GSI)



Lucas Schramm

Lucas Schramm

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


EU crises; EU policymaking; European integration history; European integration theories; France and Germany in Europe; French-German bilateralism; German EU politics; political economy of European integration; Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union; EU foreign affairs


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Geschwister-Scholl-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrstuhl für Politische Systeme und Europäische Integration
Oettingenstrasse 67
80538 München

Raum: G104
Telefon: +49 (0) 89 / 2180-9046

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Lucas Schramm studied political science at the Universities of Trier, Lyon, and Lancaster (Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts). In 2017 and 2018, he completed the postgraduate program “European Political and Administrative Studies” at the College of Europe in Bruges (Master of European Studies). From 2018 to 2022 Lucas Schramm did his doctorate at the European University Institute in Florence. His dissertation analyzes quasi-constitutional crises in the process of European integration and the variation in crisis outcomes. Since October 2022, Lucas Schramm has been a researcher at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Lucas Schramm received scholarships from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and the German Academic Exchange Service. His research has appeared in leading political science journals such as the Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Integration, and Journal of European Public Policy.


Ph.D. Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute (2018-22)
Dissertation title: ‘Europe will be built through crises’ – Explaining the variation in the outcomes of crises of European integration
Defense committee: Ulrich Krotz (EUI/Sciences Po Paris); Adrienne Héritier (EUI); Christian Lequesne (Sciences Po Paris); Joachim Schild (Trier University)
MRes Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute (2019)
Main courses: Introductions to Qualitative and Quantitative Methods
MA European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe, Bruges (2018), graduated “with distinction”
Main courses: European Council; European Economic and Monetary Union
MA Department of Politics, Trier University (2017), graduated “with great distinction”
Main courses: French-German Political Relations; Political Communication
BA Department of Politics, Trier University (2014), graduated “with great distinction”
Main courses: France’s Fifth Republic; Political Economy of European Integration
Abitur Gymnasium Saarburg (2011)


2022 Research fellow, French-German Institute, Ludwigsburg
2020-21 Doctoral fellow, Institut d’Études européennes, Université Libre de Bruxelles
2020-21 Doctoral fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Brussels
2017 Trainee, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, European Office, Brussels
2016 Exchange student, Lancaster University
2015 Trainee, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Berlin
2015 Exchange student, Sciences Po Lyon
2014 Trainee, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin


2021-22 Ph.D. scholarship, European University Institute
2018-21 Ph.D. scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service
2013-18 Student scholarship, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
2012-13 Student scholarship, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research


a) Books and book chapters
“The European Council as a crisis manager: the EU’s financial response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Baden-Baden: Nomos (2022, with Wolfgang Wessels and Tobias Kunstein)
“EU foreign policy,” in Samuel B.H. Faure and Christian Lequesne (eds.), Elgar Companion to the European Union, forthcoming (with Ulrich Krotz and Katharina Wolf)
“The rotating Council Presidency and the European Council President,” in Ramona Coman, Olivier Costa and Vivien Sierens (eds.), The rotating Council Presidency, forthcoming (with Wolfgang Wessels)
“Deutsch-französischer Bilateralismus und die Entstehung von ‚NextGenerationEU‘“, Frankreich-Jahrbuch 2021, pp. 103-117 (with Ulrich Krotz)
Co-Author on continuing basis of the chapter “The European Council” in the Jahrbuch europäische Integration (with Wolfgang Wessels)
Co-Author on continuing basis of the chapter “France and Germany in Europe” in the Taschenbuch Europa A bis Z (with Ulrich Krotz)

b) Articles in peer-reviewed academic journals
“Better go it alone? European disintegration beyond the legal-institutionalist understanding,” under review
“Bilateral leadership in critical moments: France, Germany, and the management of major European integration crises,” under review
“Why did Emmanuel Macron succeed where his predecessors failed? Domestic, bilateral, and European factors to explain France’s influence on EU politics (2017-22),” under review (with Salih I. Bora)
“Bilateral leadership in crises: France, Germany, and the difficult quest for EU polity maintenance,” under review (with Ulrich Krotz)
“Building ‘Next Generation’ after the pandemic: The implementation and implications of the EU Covid Recovery Plan,” Journal of Common Market Studies (2022, with Ulrich Krotz and Bruno de Witte), early view. Doi: 10.1111/jcms.13375
“The European Council as a crisis manager and fusion driver: Assessing the case of the EU’s financial response to the Covid-19 pandemic,” Journal of European Integration (2022, with Wolfgang Wessels), early view. Doi: 10.1080/07036337.2022.2111418
“Embedded bilateralism, integration theory, and European crisis politics: France, Germany, and the birth of the EU corona recovery fund,” Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 60 no. 3 (2022, pp. 526-544 (with Ulrich Krotz)
“The Covid-19 pandemic and European integration: challenges and prospects for citizens, institutions, and the EU polity,” Journal of European Integration (2022), early view. Doi: 10.1080/07036337.2022.2037897
„Das europapolitische Erbe Angela Merkels: Krisen, Führung, Vorbild,“ Integration (2021), with Wolfgang Wessels
“Breaking the budgetary taboo: German preference formation in the EU’s response to the corona crisis,” German Politics (2021, with Amandine Crespy), early view. Doi: 10.1080/09644008.2021.2020253
“Economic ideas, party politics, or material interests? Explaining Germany’s support for the EU corona recovery plan,” Journal of European Public Policy (2021), early view. Doi: 10.1080/13501763.2021.1985592
“An old couple in a new setting: Franco-German leadership in the EU post-Brexit,” Politics and Governance, vol. 9 no. 1 (2021), pp. 48-58 (with Ulrich Krotz)
“Exit from joint-decision problems? Integration and disintegration in the EU’s recent poly-crisis,” European Review of International Studies, vol. 7 no. 1 (2020), pp. 2-27

c) Other contributions (working papers, blog posts, opinion pieces, etc.)
“Ever closer union? Why some crises lead to more and others to less Europe – and what that means for the EU’s response to the war in Ukraine,” The (European) Federalist, August 2022
“Une décennie française de l’Union européenne?” Esprit, June 2022 (with Salih I. Bora)
“Franco-German Leadership in the post-Brexit and post-Merkel EU,” Brexit Institute Blog, September 2021 (with Ulrich Krotz)
“How France and Germany created the EU corona recovery fund”, JCMS Blog (with Ulrich Krotz)
“What explains Germany’s conversion to common European Union debt?” The Loop, ECPR’s Political Science Blog, March 2021 (with Amandine Crespy)
“Europe is in desperate need of a ‘Schumanian moment’ for EU asylum politics,” LSE Blog, December 2020 (with Ulrich Krotz)
“The EU’s response to the corona crisis ensures the autonomy of member states,” Carte Blanche, IEE-COM, September 2020
“Limited and conditioned: Explaining the EU’s first fiscal support package in response to the coronavirus crisis,” EUI Working Papers, RSCAS 2020/48, July 2020
“Solidarity – from the heart or by force? The failed German leadership in the EU’s refugee and migrant crisis,” EUI Working Papers, RSCAS 2019/01, January 2019

Papers presented at conferences and workshops

Council for European Studies (2019); ECPR General Conference (2020); ECPR Joint Sessions (2022); ECPR Standing Group on the European Union (2021, 2022); EGPP Seminar Series, EUI (2021); EPSA Annual Conference (2021); French-German Institute (2021, 2022); ISPOLE, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2021); IS Seminar Series, Konstanz University (2021); Swiss Political Science Conference (2020, 2021); Virtual EU Seminar, Salzburg University (2021)


2022: “EU politics and European integration in times of poly-crisis: challenges, explanations, and ways forward,” graduate seminar, LMU Munich
2022: “Das politische System Deutschlands im europäischen Mehrebenensystem,“ undergraduate seminar, LMU Munich
2021: “EU leadership after Brexit,” summer school seminar, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa
2021: “The Politics of Crisis – the EU and beyond,” graduate seminar, Lucerne University
2016: “The Political Economy of European Integration,” undergraduate tutorial, Trier University

External Reviewer

Chinese Political Science Review; Comparative European Politics; Global Perspectives; Journal of Common Market Studies; Journal of European Integration; Journal of European Public Policy; Politique Européenne; West European Politics

Other engagements

Research Assistant to the Director, Robert Schuman Centre, EUI (2021-)
Research Assistant, School of Transnational Governance, EUI (2020-2021)
Co-Organizer, EU Studies Working Group, EUI (2019-2021)
Research Assistant, Global Governance Program, Robert Schuman Centre, EUI (2019-2020)
Student Assistant, Chair for Comparative Politics, Trier University (2015-2016)


English (fluent), French (advanced), German (native), Italian (basic)


Ulrich Krotz, Professor and Chair in International Relations
Alfred Grosser Chair
Sciences Po Paris, tel. +39 55 4685 740

Erik Jones
Director, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies
European University Institute, tel. +39 55 4685 792

Amandine Crespy
Institut d'Etudes Européennes
Université libre de Bruxelles, tel. +32 476 82 56 28

Joachim Schild, Professor in Comparative Politics
Department of Political Science
Trier University, tel. +49 651 201 2124