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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

European Institute awarded a European Commission Jean Monnet grant

6 July 2012

The European Institute has been awarded a new year-long grant from the Jean Monnet Programme, Information and Research Activities. Part of the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme, this 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 next year will include the continuation of established events series - such as the Belgian Ambassador's Salon Series; our EU Public Policy Series; the annual Sakharov Debate on Human Rights in Europe held with the European Parliament Office in the UK; or an events cycle to be co-organised with UCLU's European Society. We are also breaking new ground, developing European-specific links under UCL's new Collaborative with US-university Yale, among other exciting prospects.

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