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COMMENTS 

The rights & responsibilities of the university sector in the EU referendum debate

In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate. 
3 August 2015 
Lucy Shackleton More...

Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM

At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

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

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

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

UCL European Institute

EU Public Policy Series: Martin Porter on Trust in Europe


Against the backdrop of arguably one of the most tumultuous years in European affairs, the lecture by Martin Porter drew on the most recent opinion survey data from an annual survey by Edelman, on the state of trust between four major constituencies - Government, Business, NGOs and the media. He examined what these findings meant for the way in which each needs to understand the others, and how to engage with them as a result, whilst also considering the specific implications for the European Union, its policy-making and institutions, and the conduct of public affairs in it.

See below for an event review, a power point presentation and some images.


Event Report

Click HERE to download a full summary of Martin Porter's talk on Trust in Europe, as well as of Richard Bellamy's response and the ensuing discussion session.


Power Point Presentation

Click HERE to download Martin Porter's power point presentation, including extensive data sets from the Edelman survey he was discussing.


 Images