UCL and Brexit


UCL Research and Brexit

UCL’s community is particularly rich and its expertise can be applied to a wide range of policy issues provoked by Brexit.

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There are around 250 UCL academics focused on Europe and the EU, including 30 EU and Constitutional Law specialists and 60 scholars with EU country-level expertise, all available through the Brexit Expert Directory.

UCL has been particularly successful in securing funding through the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, and welcomes the government's announcement that the UK will associate to the successor programme, Horizon Europe. 

The breadth of UCL research on Brexit is captured in a single portal, the Brexit Hub, and features on the UCL Europe Blog. 


Horizon2020 & Horizon Europe

UCL has been the third most successful HEI, 7th overall, during Horizon2020. The UK will associate the successor research and innovation programme, Horizon Europe.

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European Research & Innovation Office

The European Research & Innovation Office (ERIO) works to keep UCL at the forefront of European collaboration in research & innovation. 

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UCL Brexit Hub


The UCL Brexit Hub is UCL's portal for research, academic content and expertise on all things Brexit, brought together by the UCL European Institute.

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UCL Europe Blog


This site features a range of blogs, videos and publications on all things Brexit, as well as a wide range of other topics from leading UCL academics and other experts.

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Brexit Experts


The UCL European Institute maintains a database of UCL academics working in areas of expertise related to Brexit; the Media Relations team also offers bespoke advice. 

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Case Studies: Brexit Research


UCL has undertaken extensive research on various aspects of Brexit; follow the link to see what our leading academics have done in the field.

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The ERC's 2021 Work Programme is now open


The European Research Council (ERC) 2021 Work Programme is the first Horizon Europe Work Programme to be adopted by the European Commission, Europe's new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021-2027. It includes three main calls for proposals for frontier research actions for a total amount of €1.9 billion. Applicants based in the United Kingdom and countries associated to Horizon 2020 will still be able to apply on a conditional basis even if the association agreements are not yet in place. The first deadlines are now confirmed as 8 April 2021 (Starting Grants) and 20 April 2021 (Consolidator Grants). The Work Programme sets out how the ERC will allocate its funding for the corresponding year. Find out more.