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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
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
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
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
For any queries on these or other events we have held, please just drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent review pages:
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, 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
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.