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Do Not Fear Austerity: A Public Meeting with Yanis Varoufakis

Alessandro de Arcangelis, UCL PhD student in History, reports on a ‘public meeting’ with Yanis Varoufakis, and his advice to Jeremy Corbyn.
30 September 2015
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Starts: Oct 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

A Syrian tragedy turning into a European tragedy

Gëzim Krasniqi, Fellow at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies, traces the shifting routes chosen by refugees from Syria—and how the EU’s lack of a coordinated policy has been turning the Syrian tragedy into a European one. It has left the Balkan states with a refugee crisis impossible to master.
23 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 23, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Fathers, Sons, and Grandfathers: Migration Across Generations

Through the stories of three generations in thirty families, Julia Brannen explores men's lives, migration, employment, fatherhood, father-son relationships and intergenerational transmission over the life course. As the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War unfolds across continents, she traces the stories of migrant generations that have gone before, of Irish grandfathers who left Ireland in the mid-20th century and Polish fathers who came to Britain in the 21st century, together with a group of white British 
9 September 2015
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Starts: Sep 9, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and Europe

UCL European Institute

The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. In 2013-14, as part of a pilot project at UCL which examined the relationship between the United Kingdom and both the EU and the Council of Europe, we collated up to date information on a range of important policy issues.

The series was convened by Prof Piet Eeckhout and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws). It was run by UCL Laws in association with the UCL European Institute and the UCL Institute for Human Rights. The series received generous support from the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.


Click here to download policy briefs of the key topics covered by the project.


Browse our extensive lists of bibliography, online resources and policy briefs on the following specialist subjects:

  1. EU Referendum
  2. Human Rights
  3. The Single Market
  4. Tax
  5. EU-US Trade Relations
  6. Refugee Protection, migration, human rights
  7. EMU governance, EU citizenship, procurement
  8. The Margin of Appreciation
  9. EU Social Policy


Lord Sumption's attack on Strasbourg: More than Political Rhetoric?
We all agree that judges, in promoting the values of democracy and human rights, must not usurp the functions of parliament. But Lord Sumption’s attack on the Strasbourg Court was based on question-begging arguments that failed to address the substance of the issues involved.
Dr George Letsas
December 2013


The project included a series of high-profile lectures, panel discussions and seminars that took place during 2013-14.

'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act 2011
8 October 2013

An International Bill of Rights of Man: Where Next?
31 October 2013

The Single Market & liberalisation, harmonisation and mutual recognition: Time to rethink the balance of competences between the EU and the member states?
27 November 2013

Recovering Overpaid tax: The Shifting role of the ECJ
11 February 2014

EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014

Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe to speak on Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014

EMU Governance, EU citizenship and public procurement
18 March 2014

Dean Spielmann: Whither the margin of appreciation?
20 March 2014

EU Social Policy
8 May 2014