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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

Call for Student Representatives: Be the Voice of Europe!

17 October 2012

UCL European Institute, is looking for student ambassadors to attend its events and report on them. Representatives will be asked to write 400 to 600 words commenting and evaluating on the event, and the issues it raises.

These reports will be published on the European Institute’s junior researchers' blog, as well as on the UCLU European Society’s website and in its award-winning publication, EUREKA. This position offers a unique chance to meet with some of the most influential individuals on the continent.

We are looking for students with a broad range of interests, engaged with the debates of today’s Europe. To apply to join the representatives’ team, please attend one of the next European Institute events, write a report of 400-600 words, and send it to info@eurosoc.co.uk by the 1st of November.