The Research Centre for the Analysis of Governance and Public Policy in Europe (LAGAPE) is a research unit within the Institute of Political Studies (Institut d’études politiques – IEP) at the University of Lausanne. It brings together IEP researchers working on decision-making processes and implementation, public policy and regulation, elites, and public administration and bureaucracy at local level.
The LAGAPE is the largest research centre specialising in governance in Switzerland. A number of research projects led by its members benefit from competitive external funding. LAGAPE researchers are actively contributing to scientific debate taking place at the international level. Both early-career and senior researchers present their work in the LAGAPE’s seminars and conference series.
In addition, researchers working on related subjects, whether based in other Swiss universities or abroad, are regularly invited to Lausanne to present their work. The LAGAPE also regularly hosts scholars from abroad to study for several months.