Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.
UCL European Institute
EU decision-making assumes agreement at two levels: the national and the European. The dilemma highlighted by the crisis is how to make collective EU decisions acceptable not just to the 28 governments and MEPs but also to each of the peoples they represent. This problem cannot be resolved by either taking problematic decisions out of the political domain or confining them to decision-making purely at the EU level.
Prof Richard Bellamy
February 2014 More...
Starts: Feb 26, 2014 12:00:00 AM
New research suggests that economic policy
played no essential role in the dramatic resurgence of Germany’s
economy, with important lessons for Europe.
Prof Christian Dustmann et.al.
February 2014 More...
Starts: Feb 5, 2014 12:00:00 AM
After many months of plans, news and social media chatter, the EU’s new “Horizon 2020” programme for investing €70 billion* in science and innovation from 2014-2020, has launched. The first calls are now online and UCL plans to be at the forefront of participation.
Dr Michael Galsworthy
Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM
The European Institute is UCL’s hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.
UCL has an exceptional range of expertise in the key disciplines of European Studies. It covers the core subjects of European integration study, including law, politics, economics, and history, but adds to it an unrivalled span of research and teaching in European languages, literatures, philosophy and the arts, as well as on European geography and built environment, medicine and health, and the sciences.
Building on this foundation, the UCL European Institute works to stimulate new research and support multidisciplinary collaboration across the university. It acts as the one-stop access to UCL expertise on Europe and the EU, and provides a conduit between the university and policy-makers, civil society and the media. We offer a diverse programme of public events, provide expert analysis and commentary, build up networks and alliances and aim to provide an intellectually stimulating environment for researchers at all stages of their careers.
Our objectives are:
- to promote academic excellence in research on Europe and the European Union, facilitate collaboration across the disciplines and lead on new projects;
- to provide a leading forum for debate by convening events series, including workshops, panel discussions, conferences and public lectures;
- to deliver comments, analysis and briefings on topical subjects and long-standing questions relevant to Europe and European integration;
- to serve as liaison to EU and UK policy-making communities; research centres and specialised think tanks; cultural organisations, civil society and the media;
- to support doctoral and postdoctoral researchers working together on shared topics of interest;
- to provide a specialised port of call for faculty, students and the wider public for information on our research expertise, teaching and projects.