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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

UCL European Institute

The Future of Healthcare in Europe

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, identify existing good practices and develop concrete policy recommendations.

See below for a policy brief, the final publication with three especially commissioned thought pieces by leading UCL scholars, all speakers' powerpoint presentations, and a range of further resources.

Policy Brief

The Future of Healthcare in Europe - Meeting future challenges: key issues in context
January 2012

Final Publication

The Future of Healthcare in Europe
ed. by Uta Staiger and Sarah Chaytor
Final publication including three commissioned thought pieces by Professor Albert Weale and Dr Sarah Clarke, Professor Jonathan Wolff, and Professsor Sir Michael Marmot, Dr Ruth Bell and Professor Peter Goldblatt

Conference Presentations

Opening Professor Sir John Tooke
What can European Universities do for Global Health? Professor Anne Johnson
The Challenge of Healthcare in Europe: 'value for money' Professor Peter Littlejohns
What do hospitals do for patient outcomes? Professor Harry Hemingway
Structures and reforms in the Finnish healthcare system Dr Marina Erhola
Social determinants of health - framing the future of healthcare in Europe Professor Sir Michael Marmot 
Technology drivers - problems and solutions Professor Sir John Tooke
Regenerative Medicine Professor Pete Coffey
Innovation in healthcare delivery: the power of technology Tom Kibasi
E-health: Potential, Pitfalls and Progress Dr Elizabeth Murray
Estonian Electronic Health Record System Dr Madis Tiik
The Future of Healthcare in Europe Michael Hübel
Economic models Professor Steve Morris
Public-private partnership in Manises Iñaki Ereño
Mystery of high-rate of primary invasive myocardial infarction treatment in Poland Professor Andrzej Rynkiewicz
ESC and cardiovascular prevention policy Professor John Martin
A Trans EU difference in the decline of trans fatty acids in popular foods Professor Steen Stender
Responding to the challenge: Determining healthcare policy Professor Lars Ryden
Patient-centred health and social care John Bowis
Summing up Professor Albert Weale

Other Resources

Where to for European Healthcare?  A booklet published by the Finnish Institute in London in collaboration with UCL, May 2011.
Conference Programme including speakers' abstracts and biographies
Conference Report with thanks to conference rapporteurs Emma Alatalo and Lyndon James


For photographs from the event, see our Media Gallery.