This interview follows up on our Third IMAGINE Workshop “Freedom and power of European constitutional scholarship”, where Joana Mendes chaired one of the panels. In this conversation, we talk about the intellectual impact of the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) on the building of the European Union’s constitutional imaginary, how was it back in the heydays of European (formal) constitutionalism to join the Institute, but also about the career prospects of EUI graduates and their scholarly outlooks.

The interview was conducted remotely (via Zoom) on 14 September 2021.