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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

The Future of Healthcare in Europe

Publication date: Dec 16, 2010 10:43 AM

Start: May 13, 2011 12:00 AM
End: May 13, 2011 12:00 AM

13 May 2011

When:
13 May 2011
9am-6.30pm

Where:
Mary Ward House
5-7 Tavistock Place
London WC1H 9SN

UCL Health

The event will bring 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.

Challenges for Healthcare Provision in Europe

European governments face a growing number of major health challenges, which are putting unprecedented pressures on public health systems. These include those posed by an ageing population, such as the increasing complexity of diseases and health care needs; the rise of mental health problems across age groups and social strata; and the effects of chronic diseases fuelled by environmental and socioeconomic factors as well as increasingly by lifestyle.

Furthermore, healthcare provision confronts significant structural challenges in balancing access for high-quality care whilst meeting increasing patient expectations.The distributive ethic of European healthcare is likely to be increasingly tested as demands on healthcare provision increase and cost pressures intensify.

The Conference

Bringing together expertise from academia, government, public policy institutes, think-tanks and third sector from across Europe, the conference will seek to define the major health challenges that Europe faces and explore the ways in which different European countries are responding to these to find potential solutions.  The conference will also consider the extent to which there might be economic benefit from pan-European action on healthcare, and how the impact of prevention in healthcare can be measured. By stimulating knowledge exchange across sectors in the UK and the EU, the conference aims to increase research, governmental, and non-governmental co-operation on this vital issue.

Speakers

The conference features over 25 speakers, with keynote addresses from Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology and Public Health and Chair of WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health) and Michael Hübel (Head of Health Determinants Unit, DG Health & Consumers, European Commission).  Other speakers include Dr Jennifer Dixon (The Nuffield Trust), Professor Peter Littlejohns (National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence, NICE) and Professor Marina Erhola (National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland).

For further information, please email Sarah Chaytor or Dr Uta Staiger.

This high-level one-day conference is convened by the UCL European  Institute and UCL Grand Challenges in cooperation with the Finnish Institute in London.

The Finnish Embassy in London generously supports the event by hosting a reception for speakers in the Residence of the Finnish Ambassador on 12 May 2011.

The event is supported by the Embassy of Denmark.

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