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Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain

Does Eastern Europe have lessons for Brexit Britain?

What, if anything, can the experience of (research on) Eastern Europe say to us as we head towards Brexit? Lessons may lie above all in getting to grips with the tempo and nature of political change, its (un)predictability and likely channels.
Sean Hanley
1 August 2016

Published: Aug 1, 2016 4:22:29 PM

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

Hollande's response to the Nice massacre will please only the far right

On Thursday night, for the third time since January 2015, President François Hollande was faced with a mass murder on French soil. An ashen-faced Hollande, almost looking like a broken man, appeared on television on Friday at 4am and declared: “This is undoubtedly a terrorist attack; the whole of France is under the threat of an Islamic terrorist attack”.
Philippe Marlière
18 July 2016 More...

Published: Jul 18, 2016 5:02:44 PM


Jean Monnet Award

23 September 2016
UCL European Institute awarded prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence status by the European Commission.

Published: Sep 23, 2016 5:32:30 PM

Call for Papers: Populism in Historical Perspective

Call for Papers: Populism in Historical Perspective

The last decade has seen the rise of politicians, parties and governments to whom the label ‘populist’ can usefully be applied. This is true not only in Europe, but also in North and South America, Turkey, India and elsewhere. This symposium, to be held on 11 November 2016, seeks to historicise these phenomena. We invite abstracts for papers covering twentieth and twenty-first century populism across a broad geographical range.

Published: Jul 19, 2016 1:55:32 PM

UCL in the Press

Bristol after Brexit

9 September 2016
Professor Anne White (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) is interviewed about Polish citizens in the UK, and how their sense of a common European identity isn’t always shared among Brits. More...

Published: Sep 14, 2016 9:53:21 AM

French left turns on Hollande

8 September 2016
Professor Philippe Marlière (UCL School of European Languages, Culture & Society) comments on the fragmentation and disillusionment of France’s political left. More...

Published: Sep 9, 2016 11:38:21 AM

Featured Events 

summer break


July-September 2016
As every year, the Institute will hold no public events over the summer term. Our programme is set to resume in October. More...

Starts: Jul 4, 2016 12:00:00 AM