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A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

"A bad day for Europe"?

Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
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Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM

When anger masks apathy

As a closer look at the European Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the real long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic institutions.
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Jean Monnet grant finalised

1 November 2013

31 October 2013
Having just submitted the final report for the year-long grant we had received under the Jean Monnet Programme, Information and Research Activities, it's time for a review.


Part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme, the Jean Monnet Information and Research Activities action is specifically directed at Higher Education Institutions working to promote discussion, reflection and knowledge about the process of European integration.

Our ambitious programme for 2012-13, funded under this action, has included the continuation of our core events series - such as the Belgian Ambassador's Salon Series, this time looking at the role of European Bioethics Councils; our EU Public Policy Series, including a lecture and masterclass with Professor Christian Joerges (Hertie School of Government); the second edition of our annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights in Europe held with the European Parliament Office in the UK; and an events cycle co-organised with UCLU's European Society, for example on Britain's relationship with the European Union.

We were also breaking new ground, developing European-specific links under UCL's new Collaborative with US-university Yale, for example with our workshop with Yale Professor Seyla Benhabib. Other highlights included an public meeting with then French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Staff, junior researchers and guest contributors wrote 13 commentary pieces for us, with two working papers adding in-depth analyses on current issues in European integration.

All of the above we highlighted on our revamped website and burgeoning social media accounts. See our Media Gallery for the video recordings of our events, which were attended by 1,600 people and viewed online by (thus far) 10,600+.

For details and further information, please contact us.

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