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. 

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PiraMMMida.life - the cyber version of the PPV show at the (cancelled) Venice Biennale of Architecture 2020 - is a transmedia, transdisciplinary project exploring the relationship between finance, architecture, art and power. It is a project of PPV (Perverting the Power Vertical: Politics and Aesthetics in the Global East), supported by the Bartlett Architectural Research Fund, the FRINGE Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity and the UCL European Institute, carried out in collaboration with SaLE Docks and the Avenir Institute. More information here.


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AI and International Relations: Shaping the Policy and Research Agenda

A policy brief on the challenges and opportunities AI presents to international relations.


EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, Brexit and the Future of Transatlantic Data Flows

New Policy Paper by Oliver Patel and Nathan Lea.

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Quarantine Chronicles findings

A project from the European Institute illustrating the human experience of COVID-19 quarantine in Europe.

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Brexit – Past, Present and Future

Webinars to prepare a special issue of Global Policy.

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States of Emergency: Liberty, Authority and the Law

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


Black Lives Matter

A statement from the UCL European Institute, reflecting on the past and our goals for the future.


Echoes of the past: Toppling statues of Colston and Lenin

A blog post by Dr Uilleam Blacker examining the historical precedents for toppling statues of controversial figures.

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Between Europe and The Black Atlantic

Read our latest blog post by Dr Caroline Bressey exploring Black History in Britain and Europe.


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

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