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The Democratic Disconnect

In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

The 9 November poll in Catalonia

The recent Scottish referendum set a precedent in contemporary Europe by seeking to deliver, in agreement between Westminster and Holyrood, a binding decision on Scotland's future. The 'participatory process' that took place in Catalonia on 9 November could not be more different. Why is this so, what are its consequences, and where might we be heading?
Dr Claire Colomb
Dr Uta Staiger

13 November 2014

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

UK border

Yes, EU immigrants do have a positive impact on public finances

The impact of immigration on Britain’s tax and welfare system is a key element in the debate over the country’s relationship with the EU. Yet contrary to received opinion, research shows that EU immigrants to the UK in fact relieve the fiscal burden on UK-born workers and contribute to the financing of public services.
5 November 2014

Prof. Christian Dustman
Dr. Tommaso Frattini

Published: Nov 5, 2014 11:10:19 AM


New call for Junior Research Forum

1 December 2014
We are pleased to announce a new call for proposals for funding. Via our Junior Research Forum we offer funding to UCL postgraduate students, PhD candidates and postdoctoral follows to pursue collaborative projects on Europe and the European Union.


Published: Sep 29, 2014 3:59:39 PM

PADEMIA workshop in Vienna: Call for Proposals

15 December 2014
The call for Proposals for the next workshop hosted by PADEMIA is now out. The topic of the latest workshop to be held in Vienna, is ‘Rethinking Representation? The Changing Environment for Parliamentary Democracy’. More...

Published: Sep 16, 2014 11:43:57 AM


European Commission grant awarded

6 August 2014
Our two-year programme comprising research, events and resources on "Debating Europe in the UK" has been selected for funding by the European Commission.

Published: Aug 6, 2014 1:40:23 PM

UCL in the Press

Nobel Prize winner Professor John O'Keefe concerned over immigration policy 

7 October 2014
Professor John O’Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) describes Britain’s visa system as one significant obstacle to Britain recruiting the best scientists from abroad. More...

Published: Sep 29, 2014 4:05:28 PM

Europe needs gas and Russia Needs cash 

15 October 2014
Dr Catalina Spataru and Professor Raimund Bleischwitz (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) look at whether Europe’s reliance on Russia for gas and Russia’s reliance on Europe for revenue could draw them back together despite the political rhetoric following the Ukraine crisis.

Published: Sep 29, 2014 4:05:28 PM

Featured Events 

2014 Sakharov Debate: Religion and Human Rights in Europe

2014 Sakharov Debate: Religion and Human Rights in Europe

3 December 2014
Bringing together academics, politicians, lawyers, and civil society activists, this year's Sakharov Debate hosted with the European Parliament Office in the UK will discuss how our liberal democracies can respond to religious difference. More...

Starts: Dec 3, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media


EU 2014-2019: New Faces, Old Problems? 

2 October 2014

Video, 1h35min.