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?

Follow news, events and opportunities from the European Institute and UCL.

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Get involved

Find out how to collaborate with the European Institute.

Recent Highlights 

Music Futures

Music Futures

A programme of activities, undertaken with UCL Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) and academics across UCL Faculties, dedicated to thinking, writing and performing music. 

Practice Module 

UCL EI Practice Module

The European Institute offers a practice-led module European Politics, Policy and Law in Practice’ for students on the MSc European Politics and Policy, featuring policy practitioners and skills sessions.

Policy Careers

Exploring European Policy Careers

In a new video series, Exploring European Policy Careers, policy leaders from our External Advisory Board reflect on their careers and share advice with students considering a career in policy, or a related field.

Black Europe

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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