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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

Event Reviews and Resources


Browse these pages for a selection of reviews, reports and resources that have come out of some of our approx. 30 events UCL European Institute organises or supports each year.

Entries may include:

  • Institute-authored event summaries
  • Power Point presentations from speakers
  • Blog entries or newspaper articles
  • Book reviews
  • Photographs

For any queries on these or other events we have held, please just drop us a line at european.institute@ucl.ac.uk.


Recent review pages:


Is this Time Different? The 2014 European Parliament Elections
17 October 2013

Summary and reflection on the UCL European Institute event: an event that managed to combine pessimism with belief in the future.

>> event review

Legacies of European Slave Ownership Workshop
17 September 2012

The workshop held at the Department of History, UCL on 17th September 2012 with funding received from the UCL European Institute, aimed at exploring slave-ownership through a European lens.

>> event review


Honouring the Righteous: Imre Rochlitz
24 April 2012

The European Institute, the School of Slavonic and East European Studies and the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at UCL hosted a special evening honouring holocaust survivor Imre Rochlitz, who presented his recently released book Accident of Fate (Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

>> event review, book review, photographs


Martin Porter on Trust in Europe during a Time of Crisis
19 March 2012

Martin Porter, Managing Director of Edelman The Centre (Brussels), drew on recent opinion survey data on the state of trust in Government, Business, NGOs and the media. He also discussed specific implications for EU institutions and the conduct of public affairs in it. Prof Richard Bellamy (UCL) responded. 

>> event report, power point presentation, photographs


The Future of Healthcare in Europe
May 2011

This high-level one-day conference was convened by the UCL European Institute and UCL Grand Challenges in cooperation with the Finnish Institute in London in May 2011. The event brought together leading academic experts, healthcare professionals, consultants and public policy officials to discuss the sector’s key challenges.

>> policy brief, edited publication including 3 commissioned thought pieces, power point presentations, conference report, booklet, photographs.