UCL European Institute


UCL European Institute

Welcome to UCL's hub for research, collaboration and engagement on Europe.

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. 

We offer a diverse programme of public events, provide expert analysis and commentary for media outlets and policymakers, coordinate and develop researcher networks, and support a wide range of researchers and Europe-focused research projects.

Announcing the relaunch of the UCL Europe Blog: We are excited to officially launch the newly redesigned UCL Europe Blog (formerly the Brexit Blog), a space for European-focused analysis and commentary from UCL academics and external contributors. The wide range of posts covers issues from EU politics to philosophy, climate change to literature, public health to Brexit.


Sir John Birch (24 May 1935 – 6 May 2020)

We are enormously saddened to announce the death of Sir John Birch, the chair of the European Institute’s Advisory Board. 

Part One: Where there is a joyous mood, there a comrade will appear to share a glass of wine (2018)

Webinar with Rosalind Nashashibi

Turner-prize nominee and National Gallery Artist in Residence to talk to UCL students and staff.

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States of Emergency: Liberty, Authority and the Law

Exploring the nature, intellectual history and justification of emergency powers. 


'Parliament Buildings' conference: Call for papers

Submissions now open for the 12 November virtual conference.

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The Philosophy of Public Health: From Coronavirus to the Neglectful State

What can a philosopher tell us about COVID-19?

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Hungary, COVID19 and the Rule of Law

A podcast with Thomas Lorman, Sean Hanley and Ronan McCrea.

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COVID-19, Brexit and the EU's Response

What is the impact of COVID-19 on Brexit negotiations and how has the EU responded to the current crisis?


EI Annual Review 2019

Browse our Annual Review of the past academic year.

Part of our activities are funded by the European Union through the Jean Monnet programme.

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