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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
European Focus Week: A World without Europe? Photo Exhibition on Europe in London
Publication date: Jan 25, 2013 12:00 AM
Mar 01, 2013 05:30 PM
End: Mar 01, 2013 09:00 PM
1 March 2013
A reflection on how the rise of the BRICS countries impacts the standing of the West and Europe in the world, how a world with negligible Western influence would look like and how likely the emergence of such a world is.
- Nicola Chelotti, UCL School of Public Policy
- Jeffrey Garmany, King's Brazil Institute, King's College London
- Louise Tillin, India Institute, King's College London
This event will be followed by:
Opening of our Exhibition and Awards Ceremony for the ‘Europe in London’ Photography Competition at Wilkins North Cloisters, from 7pm
London’s multicultural environment is the forefront of European diversity. The theme ‘Europe in London’ explores how Londoners from different places across the world perceive Europe.
UCL’s students had the opportunity to express what Europe means to them and what makes them feel as a part of this community.
We all have a picture in mind when we say “This is Europe”. It could be a place, a person, an atmosphere, anything. Find out what our photographers saw…
The photos will be exhibited in the Print Room Café from Monday, 4th March.
With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.