Welcome to the UCL European Institute, UCL's hub for research, collaboration and information on Europe and the European Union.

Contact us

16 Taviton St
+44 (0) 207 679 8737

How to find us >>



Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
Daniel Miller  More...

Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
Eva Hoffman More...

Starts: Oct 22, 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.

FHE cover

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.


  • European healthcare
  • Healthcare costs
  • Health inequalities

Further Resources:

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


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