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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

eMigrating Landscapes 4: Polish eMigrants

Publication date: Nov 3, 2011 10:29:00 AM

Start: Jun 20, 2013 5:00:00 PM
End: Jun 20, 2013 9:00:00 PM

 20 June 2013

When
20 June 2013, 5.00pm

Where
Room 432
SSEES Building
16 Taviton Street
WC1H 0BW  

Registration

The series is hosted by UCL SSEES with the support of the Polish Cultural Institute and the European Institute

eMigration

The fourth of 8 seminars in 2013, this event focuses on the notion of generation in the poetry of Maria Jastrzębska and the prose of Marek Kazmierski, who will be in discussion with SJ Fowler. 

As a whole, the eMigrating Landscapes Project aims at conceptualizing and presenting various cultural, literary and artistic perspectives on emigration, migration and displacement border crossings.


Online Platform

The project website also doubles as the online platform for seminars on Contemporary Emigration and its Literary and Artistic Representations.



The project
eMigrating Landcapes, organized by dr. Urszula Chowaniec and University College London SSEES with the co-operation of Off_Press, Polish Cultural Institute, UCL European Institute and friends, has been created with the aim of initiating and stimulating transnational, transcultural and transdisciplinary dialogues on emigration and migration, displacement and the crossing of numerous borders.

Since the post-communist transformations of the late 1980s and the 1990s in Eastern and Central Europe and the ensuing EU enlargement of 2004, migration has become a significant trait within contemporary Europe and an increasingly important factor in social conflict affecting various parts of the continent. Contemporary migration and/or emigration has brought a new political rhetoric, resulting in social turmoil as well as new cultural, literary and artistic production. In our seminar series in 2013, these problems will be scrutinized based on the discussion on particular literary and cultural events within Polish culture.

The project will cover the following problems within émigré cultural production:

  • Notion of generations: is this new emigration different in terms of generational experiences?
  • Gender: is gender a chief factor the new art and literature in the emigration context?
  • Social background (class): who is Polish émigré culture directed to and produced by?
  • Excluded communities (transgression): how are “aliens” processed by the criminal justice system and what is their experience of incarceration in a foreign country?

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