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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 case for an EU referendum

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

Policy Brief on the Future of Healthcare in Europe

10 May 2012

Outcome of a 2011 international conference, the brief considers four key ideas: That health is more than a medical problem; maintaining high-quality healthcare; access to healthcare and managing the costs of healthcare.


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Together with the UCL Grand Challenge of Human Wellbeing and UCL Public Policy, we have now published a policy brief to accompany the thought pieces and presentations accompanying our May 2011 international conference, "The Future of Healthcare in Europe", organised with the Finnish Institute in London.

Click on the image to download the policy brief.

Keywords:

  • European healthcare
  • Healthcare costs
  • Health inequalities

Further Resources:

For further resources, including publications and power point presentations, see our dedicated Event Review page.

Contact:

  • Sarah Chaytor, Head of Public Policy, Office of the Vice-Provost (Research)
  • Uta Staiger, Deputy Director, UCL European Institute