Anastasia Golofast, Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences, conducted an individual study on “Exogenous shock as institutional change factor for the EU”. The research focuses on the dynamics of delegation of authority in the European Union in relation to the refugee “crisis”. Supported by CGES, Anastasia collected interview data from academics and experts in EU affairs in Brussels, worked with library databases of the European Commission, the House of European History, and the Parlamentarium (the European Parliament’s visitor centre). This data guided the author to deeper layers of the international debate on the EU’s future. As a result of the trip, a CGES Working Paper on “Managing EU’s complexity under shock” was published.