UCL European Institute


Welcome to the UCL European Institute

The European Institute is UCL's hub for research, engagement and teaching on Europe, across disciplines. We foster an environment where work on Europe can flourish, aiming to maximise its reach and relevance - internally and externally.
Who we are

Who we are

Learn more about who we are, how we work and how to get in touch. 

What we do

What we do

Explore our ongoing and past projects, publications, podcasts and videos. 

What's new?

What's new?

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Recent Highlights

Music Futures

Music Futures

A one-year cycle of activities, which we undertake with the UCL IAS and academics across UCL Faculties, dedicated to thinking, writing and performing music.

Sea, Song, Writing

Sea, Song, Writing: On the Palmy Beach

Our short film featuring world-renowned musicians explores music, poetry, and our engagement with both. Watch 'Sea, Song, Writing: On the Palmy Beach'.

European Voices

European Voices
is a new portal to UCL’s rich links to Europe: from research and teaching, partnerships and engagement, to student, staff and alumni ties to the continent. 

Black Europe

Black Europe

A new cross-disciplinary workstream, Black Europe, seeks to challenge the prevailing presumptions and norms of whiteness in the study of Europe.


UCL Europe Blog

cropped-final_web_bw.jpgThe UCL Europe Blog features European-focused academic analysis and commentary from UCL academics and external contributors across disciplines. The wide range of blogs covers issues ranging from EU politics and climate change to philosophy, public health, and Brexit. This project is an expansion of the former UCL Brexit Blog.

This blog is curated and managed by the team at the UCL European Institute, and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ fund programme and is made possible by a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence grant. 


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A proud Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

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Part of our activities are funded by the European Union through the Jean Monnet programme. We have been a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2016, a designation that provides funding via the Erasmus+ programme.

Our five current project strands (Rule of lawLeft-wing populismPower verticalScotland and the EUBritain and Europe 2.0.)  centre on how intensely held beliefs and new ways of doing politics increasingly challenge the status quo in Europe.

Read more about our current programme