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Calls for Proposals Out Now!

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We are pleased to announce the next round of our small grant schemes - for projects by UCL faculty and UCL research students to take place in the Academic Year 2014-15.
Deadline: 06/06/2014.

PADEMIA website launched

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PADEMIA is a Europe-wide network of 56 academic institutions from 31 countries - including the UCL European Institute - dedicated to studying parliamentary democracy in Europe.

Migration Research Unit Student Conference 2014 Child & Youth Migrants: Global And Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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The Migration Research Unit welcome applications from Master’s and PhD students from a variety of disciplines.

Calls for proposal international strategic collaboration Utrecht University

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In 2014 Utrecht University launched new calls for proposals to strengthen the strategic collaboration with a selected number of strategic international partner universities.

Call: Ideas for Horizon 2020 bids?

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The UCL European Institute offers to facilitate discussions that may lead to collaborative bids

The European Commission has recently published the first Work Programmes and Calls for Proposals under its new flagship Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. It is the biggest such programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

Publication: The Eurozone and the Democratic Deficit

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Publication: The Eurozone and the Democratic Deficit

With contributions by Richard Bellamy, Francis Cheneval, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, Ulrike Guérot, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Philippe van Parijs and Andrew Walton.

BL Anglo-German Blog: Call for UCL guest bloggers

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Discover the British Library's extensive collections from continental Europe and contribute your news and views on European culture and affairs as a guest contributor.

Call for Papers: Erasmus Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe

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The UCL European Institute is part of a new Erasmus academic network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA). The network will hold its first annual conference in Brussels on 12 and 13 June 2014.

Asymmetrical Encounters: E-Humanity Approaches to Reference Cultures in Europe, 1815–1992'

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How did the large and cultural powerful countries Britain, France, and Germany influence public debates in smaller countries like the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg? 

President Spielmann of the European Court of Human Rights appointed Honorary Professor at UCL

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Dean Spielmann


President Dean Spielmann of the European Court of Human Rights has been appointed Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Laws for five years. The appointment takes effect in May.

Workshop: Lost worlds of East European Jewry: images and narratives

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Associated with the joint lecture Lost worlds of East European Jewry: images and narratives, we have a very limited number of places still available for a PhD workshop with students and staff from UCL and the Sorbonne on 23 January 2014.

Britain & Europe resource area

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Topic: Britain and Europe

The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. As part of a year-long 'Britain and Europe' seminar series at UCL, which examines the relationship between the United Kingdom and both the EU and the Council of Europe, we are collating up to date information on a range of important policy issues.

Jean Monnet grant finalised

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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.

CfP: Colloquium UCL-Institut Français

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The Institut Français in London and University College London are launching a new 3-year cooperation in order to strengthen research links between UCL and colleagues from French universities.

Call for Proposals Out Now

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We are pleased to announce this year's grant schemes for UCL faculty and research students. Deadline: 18/10/2013.

New EI Director in post

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The UCL European Institute is pleased to announce Mary Fulbrook, FBA, Professor of German History at UCL and currently Dean of Social and Historical Sciences, as new Director.

UCL signs agreement with Institut Français

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The European Institute curates the launch season 2013-14 of the new collaborative scheme, under the title In Place(s) of Memory.

What is the meaning of the ‘vampire graves’ unearthed in Poland?

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Dr Tim Beasley-Murray (UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies) says the root of the vampire legend goes right back to ancient Egypt and Greece. 

EI Director Richard Bellamy moves on

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Professor Richard Bellamy, founding Director of the UCL European Institute and Professor of Political Science in the UCL School of Public Policy, has been appointed Director of the Max Weber programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.

Major humanities grant awarded

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UCL has been awarded its first ever HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) grant.

Cultural historians and digital humanists at UCL – led by Ulrich Tiedau (UCL Dutch / Digital Humanities) – and the universities of Utrecht and Trier, will address the question of how the large and cultural powerful countries Britain, France, and Germany influenced public debates in smaller countries like the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg in the past two centuries.

Cleopatra DVDs now on sale

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Watch the first performance of Daniel’s tragedy in at least four hundred years.

Samuel Daniel’s neo-Senecan closet drama, The Tragedie of Cleopatra, was presented by the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges in March 2013. This was the first performance of Daniel’s tragedy in at least four hundred years. 

DVDs of this rare and sold-out production are now available for research and teaching purposes and to anyone with an interest in Daniel and his Cleopatra.

Purchase your copy

Ronan McCrea on secularisation in Europe

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Contrary to popular belief, Muslim migration is making Europe more secular, not less.

"The European relationship between religion, law and politics is a strange creature. Religious influence over political life is weaker in Europe than in almost any other part of the world. To adapt the phrase first used by Alastair Campbell when he was spokesman for the British prime minister Tony Blair, politicians in Europe generally ‘don’t do God’. The EU’s Eurobarometer surveys of public opinion suggest that religion has a very limited impact on the political values and behaviour of European voters. Europe has no equivalent to the politically powerful religious right in America, nor to the theological debates in the political arena that one sees in many Islamic countries.

UCL academics receive awards in Queen's Birthday Honours list

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Congratulations to Prof Albert Weale, Prof Sir Malcom Grant, and several others.


Albert Weale, Professor of Political Theory and Public Policy at UCL since 2010, and frequent collaborator with the UCL European Institute, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to Political Science.

Richard Bellamy speaks to Labour Party's Policy Commission

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The EI Director addressed the Commission on "Britain’s Global Role".

This body deals with issues relating to foreign policy, defence, international aid and development, and is responsible for examining how the Labour is to address the future challenges in these areas. It is an integral part of the party's policy development in the run-up to the next General Election.

Dr Basak Cali on BBC World News

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Dr Basak Cali was interviewed by John Sopel on Thursday 6th June, on BBC World News, commenting on the protests that have hit Turkey for the past week. 

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