Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.

UCL European Institute

Contact us

16 Taviton St
+44 (0) 207 679 8737

How to find us >>




"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014

Published: Jul 3, 2014 1:11:27 PM

EP2014 Turnout

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Published: Jun 2, 2014 4:31:22 PM

The Eighth European Parliament: More Politicisation

Despite “shocks” & “earthquakes” that took place at the national level, the European Parliament remains mainly pro-EU. Why did the rise of Eurosceptics not make more of an impact, and what do the results mean for the 8th European Parliament?
Alexander Katsaitis
27 May 2014 More...

Published: Jun 2, 2014 3:53:06 PM

No 'Camembert Fascism’: A View on the European Elections

It is instructive to think of the European Parliament elections as not entirely unlike a pre-modern ritual that above all serves as a means to legitimise the political idea of the European Union. By any such standards, this year’s European elections were an utter failure.
Dr Daniel Siemens
27 May 2014

Published: May 27, 2014 9:58:07 PM


New Britain & Europe policy briefing:Tax

8 July 2014
This policy briefing discusses key issues regarding the recovery of overpaid tax and the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published: Jul 8, 2014 5:00:00 PM

New dataset on the EU's codecision procedure launched

18 June 2014
UCL SPP's Dr Christine Reh is part of a research team to launch the data, which strongly underline the relevance of informal decision-making in the European Union since 1999.

Published: Jun 19, 2014 12:27:34 PM

UCL Provost on UCL and Europe

22 May 2014
This week's contribution by UCL's new Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, was focused exclusively on "UCL's mutually beneficial relationship with Europe". Read the full article here.

Published: May 22, 2014 5:12:06 PM

UCL in the Press

UMP funding scandal could derail a new Sarkozy bid for French presidency

19 June 2014
Professor Philippe Marlière
(UCL SELCS) looks at the effect the Bygmalion inquiry has had on Jean-François Copé and how it could influence Nicolas Sarkozy’s bid for the 2017 presidential elections. More...

Published: Jun 27, 2014 10:42:24 AM

Europe must face up to the new antisemites

20 June 2014
Professor Noreena Hertz, now at UCL's Office of the Vice-Provost Research, discusses the rising tide of hostility towards Jews across Europe.  More...

Published: Jun 27, 2014 10:39:32 AM

Brussels: a shifting landscape

18 June 2014
The UK Higher Education International Unit has just published a short policy piece by Dr Christine Reh (UCL School of Public Policy) on the recent European Parliament elections and results. More...

Published: Jun 19, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Featured Events 

The Great War and the Idea of Europe

30 July-1 August 2014
Marking the centennial of the outbreak of the Great War, UCL hosts an international conference with intellectual and cultural historians, historians of literature, of political ideas, of art and European Studies broadly speaking, in order to shed light on the consequences of the war on conceptions of Europe among intellectuals, writers, men of letters, and politicians. More...

Starts: Jul 30, 2014 12:00:00 AM

summer break


August-September 2014
As every year, the Institute will hold practically no public events over the summer term. Our programme is set to resume in October. More...

Starts: Aug 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media


Legacies of European Colonial Slavery

12 March 2014
Video, 1h37min.