UCL European Institute


Welcome to the UCL European Institute

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In 2020, the European Institute celebrated its 10th anniversary. Look back at the past decade of research, collaboration, and engagement on Europe in our 10th Anniversary Review.

We aim to promote academic excellence in the study of Europe across the disciplines at UCL, to provide a leading forum for intellectual debate, and to act as liaison between the university and UK and European publics.

Click on the links below to learn more about who we are, our academic aims and research activities, upcoming events and news, and to visit the UCL Europe Blog. To find out what the European Institute can do for you and your research project, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Who we are

Information about our staff and academic partners, the history of the European Institute, and how to get in touch.

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What we do

Ongoing and past research projects, publications, and multimedia content. 

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Upcoming events, and the latest news and announcements about the institute. 

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UCL Europe Blog

An external site of analysis and commentary on Europe from UCL academics and other contributors. 

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LGBTQ+ Europe in 2021: Blog series

March is LGBTQ+ History Month in the UK. To mark this occassion, we've published three new pieces on the UCL Europe Blog from researchers working on queer issues in Europe.

Visiting Professors

Carlos Moedas, Dr Heather Grabbe, and Dr Dame Nicola Brewer will bring a wealth of experience and expertise in politics, policy, advocacy and diplomacy to the Institute’s work during their five-year posts.

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This page features research and expertise on Brexit from across UCL. It collates publications, blog posts, video interviews, media commentary, and policy engagement. 

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Touching Humanity

A new space on our website to highlight arts and humanities-focused outputs. Podcasts, blog posts, videos, and more to provoke thought and reflection.

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European Literary London: A map

This interactive map acts as a guide to London through the eyes of Europe's literary, musical, artistic and scientific minds.


UCL Europe Blog

The UCL Europe Blog is a multi-disciplinary academic blog run by the UCL European Institute.

There, you will find European-focused academic analysis and commentary from UCL academics and external contributors. 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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Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

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

The five project strands (Rule of lawLeft-wing populism, Power vertical, Scotland and the EU, Britain and Europe 2.0) centre on how intensely held beliefs and new ways of doing politics increasingly challenge the status quo in Europe.