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Juncker’s nomination was not a sudden, not an unexpected and not even a distinct event. Neither does it spell
an end to the European Council’s dominance in constitutional politics or
make EU reform less likely.
Dr Christine Reh
2 July 2014
Starts: Jul 1, 2014 12:00:00 AM
As a closer look at the European
Parliament Elections in Central and Eastern Europe suggests, it may be
non-voting, rather than populist protest voting, which could prove the
long-term threat to sustainability of the EU’s troubled democratic
Dr Sean Hanley
2 June 2014 More...
Starts: Jun 2, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Despite “shocks” & “earthquakes” that took place at the national
level, the European Parliament remains mainly pro-EU. Why did the rise of Eurosceptics not make more of an impact, and what do the results mean for the 8th European Parliament?
27 May 2014 More...
Starts: May 27, 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.
New Call now out!
The new Call for Proposals for projects to be undertaken in the Academic Year 2014-15 is now open!
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 (2013-14)
- 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
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
Highlights of past projects funded under the Small Grant Scheme: