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COMMENTS 

The Dilemmas of European Decision-making and the Illegitimacy of the Fiscal Compact

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

From Sick Man of Europe to Economic Superstar

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

Horizon 2020 Launches! What Can We Expect?

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
January 2014
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Starts: Jan 7, 2014 12:00:00 AM

UCL European Institute

Events

Live-Stream, Debate and Call for Student Questions: First EU Presidential Debate

28 April 2014
Interested in having the presidential candidates answer your question during the debate? The deadline to submit questions has been moved to 10 April 2014.
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Starts: Apr 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Postwar Cosmopolitanism: Political Universalism from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War

1-2 May 2014
The aim of this project, hosted by UCL’s Centre for Transnational History and supported under the UCL EI Small Grants Scheme, is to explore the genealogy of ideas of world order with a focus on the theme of war. More...

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

The future of EU Social Policy

Britain & Europe Series. 8 May 2014
Current Legal Problems Lecture Series 2013-14
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Starts: May 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Revisiting Ivan Fedorov’s legacy in early modern Europe

9 May 2014
A conference that will celebrate the 450th anniversary of Ivan Fedorov’s edition of the Acts and Epistles (Apostol) and the 440th anniversary of his publication of the ABC (Azbuka) in 2014.
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Starts: May 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The Transmission of a Troubled Past: Between the Personal and Professional

12 May 2014
How are we to make sense of, recount and transmit the past? How do we acquire knowledge of, interpret and analyse what is, by definition, removed from our immediate access and experience?
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Starts: May 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

European Film Salons - Portraying Perpetrators: 2 or 3 things I know about him

12 May 2014
Starting this academic year, the European Institute will be hosting a regular Film Salon. During these events, we will screen films produced in and with diverse topics of wider European relevance, in all genres. All screenings are free and will be followed by discussion. More...

Starts: May 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Fruitcakes, Loonies, Closet racists and Winners?: Europe, the European Elections and the Rise of Ukip

13 May 2014
Even before the debates between Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg, many were describing the upcoming European Parliamentary Elections as a potentially fascinating moment in British politics.
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Starts: May 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Generating Social Trust in the 21st Century

19-20 May 2014
Building social trust presents enormous challenges today for European political leaders. Focusing on three broad domains (health, welfare, and the economy), this two-day forum seeks to explore the potential effects of trust-building on new efforts to address social instability. More...

Starts: May 19, 2014 12:00:00 AM

European Film Salons - Portraying Perpetrators: The Act of Killing

6 June 2014
Starting this academic year, the European Institute will be hosting a regular Film Salon. During these events, we will screen films produced in and with diverse topics of wider European relevance, in all genres. All screenings are free and will be followed by discussion. More...

Starts: Jun 6, 2014 12:00:00 AM

European Film Salons - Portraying Perpetrators: I was a Slave Labourer

16 June 2014
Starting this academic year, the European Institute will be hosting a regular Film Salon. During these events, we will screen films produced in and with diverse topics of wider European relevance, in all genres. All screenings are free and will be followed by discussion. More...

Starts: Jun 16, 2014 12:00:00 AM