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Why we post: a global perspective on social media

How do people use social media in different parts of the world, and what are the implications? Professor Daniel Miller explains what a team of anthropologists found by sending 15 months each in nine small towns all over the world, comparing social media use. You can engage with their research through a variety of free online resources including UCL’s first massive open online course (MOOC) starting on 29th February, a series of open access books published by UCL Press, and a short video.
25 November 2015
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Starts: Nov 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Cameron - Banning Milk and Cheese

Pablo Echenique is one of the five Podemos members elected to the European Parliament in 2014, and currently running for parliament in the upcoming Spanish general election. On Monday 26 October, he was scheduled to talk at the UCL European Institute, however the event had to be cancelled when he ran into difficulties at the UK Border. Here, he explains the full story…
2 November 2015
Pablo Echenique

Starts: Nov 1, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Flights from Freedom

Eva Hoffman, former editor of The New York Times and Visiting Professor at the UCL European Institute, asks what propels individuals to turn to extremist movements and argues that we need to build a ‘culture of democracy’ with shared norms and ethics.
22 October 2015
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Starts: Oct 22, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Britain and Europe

UCL European Institute

The relationship between Britain and Europe is a highly contested issue that dominates political and academic debates. In 2013-14, as part of a pilot project at UCL which examined the relationship between the United Kingdom and both the EU and the Council of Europe, we collated up to date information on a range of important policy issues.

The series was convened by Prof Piet Eeckhout and Dr Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL Laws). It was run by UCL Laws in association with the UCL European Institute and the UCL Institute for Human Rights. The series received generous support from the UCL Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction.


Click here to download policy briefs of the key topics covered by the project.


Browse our extensive lists of bibliography, online resources and policy briefs on the following specialist subjects:

  1. EU Referendum
  2. Human Rights
  3. The Single Market
  4. Tax
  5. EU-US Trade Relations
  6. Refugee Protection, migration, human rights
  7. EMU governance, EU citizenship, procurement
  8. The Margin of Appreciation
  9. EU Social Policy


Lord Sumption's attack on Strasbourg: More than Political Rhetoric?
We all agree that judges, in promoting the values of democracy and human rights, must not usurp the functions of parliament. But Lord Sumption’s attack on the Strasbourg Court was based on question-begging arguments that failed to address the substance of the issues involved.
Dr George Letsas
December 2013


The project included a series of high-profile lectures, panel discussions and seminars that took place during 2013-14.

'Your power to veto EU changes'? Implications of the referendum provisions in the European Union Act 2011
8 October 2013

An International Bill of Rights of Man: Where Next?
31 October 2013

The Single Market & liberalisation, harmonisation and mutual recognition: Time to rethink the balance of competences between the EU and the member states?
27 November 2013

Recovering Overpaid tax: The Shifting role of the ECJ
11 February 2014

EU Trade Commissioner speaks on EU-US trade negotiations
21 February 2014

Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe to speak on Refugee Protection, Migration and Human Rights in Europe
4 March 2014

EMU Governance, EU citizenship and public procurement
18 March 2014

Dean Spielmann: Whither the margin of appreciation?
20 March 2014

EU Social Policy
8 May 2014