UCL European Institute
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The Institute runs an annual event programme in order to highlight topical issues and generate debate, host high-profile external speakers, develop in-depth discussions and contextualise UCL research output. Some events are organised by the Institute in response to both current affairs and long-standing, fundamental questions confronting Europe and its integration processes. An events support programme, furthermore, enables UCL scholars to showcase the vitality and range of their research expertise and to broker new approaches to thinking and analysing Europe and the EU. Where possible, we work with external institutions and organisations to reach a wide public audience. Some events each year are dedicated to exploring in particular the Institute’s annual theme. For a list of upcoming events – and in due course, an archive of past events – see the events section of our website.
Comment & analysis
The European Institute initiates two series to bring the critical thinking and in-depth expertise of UCL’s research staff to bear on topical issues. A featured article section of the website will regularly publish commentaries, thought pieces or brief articles in response to current events of relevance to our field. A new Working Paper Series, in turn, will in due course commission papers, in-depth discussions and policy briefings on both topical developments and long-standing questions concerning the EU and Europe.
As a pilot project during the first two years of the Institute’s operation, we will host a doctoral/postdoctoral forum. We will support two groups of advanced research students per year – PhDs and postdoctoral researchers – to work together to explore common research interests related to Europe or the EU. A funding call at the beginning of each academic year invites proposals on a specific topic from groups, whose organisers stem from at least two different departments, preferably from different faculties. Proposals may range from discussion and reading groups to seminars and public lectures – or a combination thereof.
One of the key tasks of the European Institute is to manage and distribute information among UCL staff and students as well as the specialised public. This website will be the main access point for information on profiles, projects and new content, including a regularly updated and expanded resource area for researchers specialising in EU history, politics, laws and related interests. For regular updates on the Institute’s activities and related news from UCL, please sign up to our newsletter. UCL staff are encouraged to contact us with details about their work and projects, with news, suggested content or upcoming events, or with queries regarding research expertise of staff at other departments and faculties.