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At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The case for an EU referendum

Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...

Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Advisory Board

UCL European Institute


We are privileged to be able to count on the expertise, experience and advice of an external Advisory Board, whose members have distinguished careers in politics, the media, academia, think tanks and cultural institutes. 

The Advisory Board is chaired by Sir John Birch, Chair of the UCL SSEES Advisory Board and former UK ambassador to Hungary.

  • Dominic Brett, Head of Public Affairs, European Parliament Office in the UK
  • Dame Nicola Brewer, UCL Vice Provost International
  • Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society Institute Brussels
  • Charles Grant, Director, Centre for European Reform
  • Damian Green MPMember of Parliament for Ashford
  • Dr Kirsty HughesWriter and commentator on international and European affairs
  • Georg Krawietz, Director, DAAD London
  • Lord Roger Liddle, UK House of Lords, Policy Network
  • Quentin Peel, Senior Fellow, Chatham House and former Foreign Editor, FT
  • John Peet, Europe Editor, The Economist
  • Martin Porter, Fellow and Member of the Executive Management Team, European Climate Foundation
  • Magda Raczynska, Head of Literature, Polish Cultural Institute London
  • Michael Shackleton, Visiting Professor, University of Maastricht. Former Head of the European Parliament Office in the UK
  • Philip Souta, Head of UK Public Policy, Clifford Chance LLP
  • Janet Zmroczek, Head of European Studies, British Library