Philippe Poirier holds a Chair in Legislative Studies from the Luxembourg Parliament ( and is heading the European Governance Research Program- Action Jean Monnet ( at the University of Luxembourg.

Since 2005, his research projects have been financing by the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Science Foundation, the Council of Europe, the Luxembourg National Research Agency and the National Parliament for an amount of € 6.5 million.

He's currently permanent visiting professor in political science at the University of Turin. He has been appointed permanent honorary visiting professor at the University of Paris Sorbonne (Celsa), at the Collège des Bernadins and at University of the Aegean (Greece). He is Scientific Advisor for the Council of Europe Group of States against Corruption and for the European Parliament Committee on Constitutional Affairs. He's Executive Director of Etudes Parlementaires Series, Publishers Larcier.

He's member of the Scientific Council of of European Institute- Centre International de Formation Européenne. In 2016, he was appointed as member of College of Expert Reviewers in Social Sciences, European Science Foundation. In 2013, he was President of the Organizing Committee Congress Associations Francophones in Political Science Political Regimes and their Transformations in the XXI century. In 2010 he was President of the Organizing Committee of Annual Conference of the International Political Science Association (IPSA): Is there a European Model of Governance? A comparative perspective.

Philippe Poirier from 2006 to 2018 supervises more than 15 theses in political science and philosophy, some of which are co-supervised with the Aix-Marseille University, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Lausanne, Laval University, University of Vienna and University of Louvain., University of Vilnius and supervised by 6 post-docs in the social sciences.


Research interests
Legislative Studies
Electoral Studies
Comparative European Politics
Democracy and Decision-Making Processes of the European Union
Politics and Religion in Europe
Constitutional Laws in Europe