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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
EU & European Careers Event 2013
Publication date: Feb 19, 2013 11:39 AM
Mar 12, 2013 06:00 PM
End: Mar 12, 2013 08:00 PM
12 March 2013
The event organised by UCL European Institute & UCLU European Society offers students an overview over career options with EU institutions, UK civil service, and relevant private and third-sector organisations and provides an insight into access pathways and entry criteria. Speakers will give presentations during a 1h30min panel discussion and Q&A followed by a networking session.
- Elise Graham: Parliamentary Assistant to Shadow Minister for International Development Rushanara Ali MP.
- Dr. Christine Reh: UCL SPP Lecturer in European Politics; Programme Director MSc European Public Policy. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, an MA in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and an MA in English Literature, Linguistics and Politics from the University of Trier. Christine previously worked as a teaching assistant at the College of Europe, as a research assistant at the Federal Trust in London and as an intern with the Permanent Representation of Germany to the European Union in Brussels.
- Marley Morris: Researcher at Counterpoint on the Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals project. He has an integrated Masters and BA in Maths and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. Prior to his work at Counterpoint Marley was at the Violence and Extremism programme at Demos where he researched on the ‘Populism in Europe’ project and the ‘Ageing across Europe’ project.
- John Evans: Staff translator with the Directorate-General for Translation – the translation service of the European Commission – working from French, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish. He currently works at the European Commission Representation in London where he is involved in a range of initiatives to promote language learning in the UK and raise awareness of opportunities for linguists within the European institutions. John has a BA (Hons) in French and Spanish from Cardiff University (1998) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Translating and Interpreting from Bath University (2000). Before joining the Commission in 2005 he worked as a linguist in the UK civil service and as a staff translator for a United Nations agency in Switzerland.
- Chaired by Millicent Scott: Millicent's background is in citizenship and political education. Before joining us she managed the Association for Citizenship Teaching for six years, producing educational materials and training teachers. She has also worked for the Scottish Civic Forum, the Scottish Government (Education department) and the Financial Times. Her academic qualifications are an MSc in Nationalism and Citizenship from the University of Edinburgh and a BA hons in European Studies from the University of London (LSE and KCL). She speaks English, Norwegian, German and French.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.