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In a letter to the Financial Times, UCL's Professor of EU Law Piet Eeckhout outlines his bemusement at the current discourse on immigration in the UK.
Prof Piet Eeckhout
3 December 2014
Starts: Dec 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM
In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...
Starts: Nov 24, 2014 12:00:00 AM
It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...
Starts: Nov 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Small Grants Scheme for UCL Staff
Every year, we invite applications from UCL staff to our Small Grants Scheme. Via this scheme, we fund projects that feed into existing or may lead to new collaborative research on Europe in any discipline.
The new Call for Proposals for projects to be undertaken in the academic year 2015-2016 has yet to be announced.
Proposed projects may be formulated in response to current affairs or long-standing research questions; collaboration between staff based in different UCL departments is particularly encouraged. Funding of up to £2000 plus some administrative assistance is available per project.
Current Projects (2014-2015)
- Tackling Inequalities through Labor and Social Regulation
- Population ageing and planning for walking in EU countries
- A Common Foreign Policy? Analyzing foreign policy of EU member states using speeches at UN General Assembly
- Popular geopolitics in Russia and Post-Soviet Eastern Europe
- Arendt and the Ancients
- Territories of Trauma and Decay: A Forensic Approach to the Post-IndustrialLegacies of Rio Tinto, Andalusia, and Thames River, London.
- EU resource efficiency policy: taking forward the resource efficiency agenda in the new European context
- Only Doing My Duty. Defining Perpetrators in Relation to State Sanctioned Violence
We invite proposals that aim to either (or both):
- achieve research impact (through scholarly output, public engagement, influence on policy and practice, knowledge transfer or similar)
- prepare the ground for extended research projects (including grant applications).
Projects eligible for funding include:
- costs associated with research activity (e.g. travel, interviews), including research assistant time (UCL HEFCE staff costs/salaries are not eligible), which leads to an event, feeds into a discussion group or results in a co-authored publication.
- costs associated with a pilot study or the preparation of a research grant application
- organising a research conference, seminar series, workshop(s), or a public panel discussion;
- convening a reading or discussion group;
- public engagement activities and collaborations with external non-academic institutions
Latest projects funded under the Small Grant Scheme:
- ECHIE: Economic Crisis, Heritage and Identity in Europe: The Greek Case
- eMigrating Landscapes Project
- New Perspectives on Virgil’s Georgics
- Imagining Europe during the Great War
- Postwar Cosmopolitanism: Political Universalism from the Seven Years' War to the Cold War
- Revisiting Ivan Fedorov’s legacy in early modern Europe
- Generating Social Trust in the 21st Century
- Enriching Public Discourse - Empowering African People
- Transnational co-operation and European regions: The Nordic model in comparison