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Defining a new political contract for the EU

The EU is faced with the challenges of fashioning practices and institutions that reconcile the conflicting demands on political representatives from their international partners and their domestic constituents. This has been particularly manifest in the eurozone recently, but it reflects a deeper challenge which also concerns non euro-area members such as the UK.
Prof Albert Weale (UCL SPP)
19 March 2015 More...

Published: Mar 19, 2015 2:28:21 PM

Don’t let the Paris murderers win

Professor Laborde warns against the reactivist response to the Paris murders: they misunderstand the role played by free speech and by laïcité. Further, they allow criminals to set the term of the debate on how to better facilitate Muslim integration if France.
Professor Cécile Laborde
26 February 2015 More...

Published: Feb 25, 2015 11:45:41 AM

Britain and EU reform

Piet Eeckhout revisits the question of EU reform, including different options for and legal as well as political constraints of such reform.
Professor Piet Eeckhout
20 January 2015 More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 9:08:00 PM

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Europe and Research Excellence in the UK

Prof. Dame Julia Goodfellow examines the role of EU research collaboration and funding in sustaining and fostering research excellence in the UK.
Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow
9 February 2015 More...

Published: Feb 9, 2015 8:49:18 PM

The Democratic Disconnect

In the eurozone, the EU needs greater legitimacy at the national level not only to secure space for domestic politics but also to secure respect for social and economic commitments over time.
Prof. Albert Weale
24 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

Europe: Six decades of strife and controversy for UK

It's groundhog day in Britain, where the European Union is concerned. The context changes, but the basic issues do not.
Sir Stephen Wall
18 November 2014 More...

Published: Nov 13, 2014 10:59:32 PM

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Job Opportunity

The UCL European Institute is inviting applications for a Research Associate and Communications Coordinator. Closing date: 1 April 2015 More...

Published: Mar 25, 2015 9:02:45 PM

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A Call for Drawings

5 May 2015
Artists, scientists and other professionals are invited to submit drawings for an interdisciplinary research project investigating the role of visual thinking and the role of visualizations in cognitive and creative processes. More...

Published: Mar 18, 2015 12:54:28 PM

Britain & Europe Series

2015-16. Click here for details on upcoming policy panels, resource collections and our new blog.

UCL in the Press

Weighing the evidence for banning skinny catwalk models

20 March 2015
Dr. Sarah Jackson, Research Psychologist at UCL's Health Behaviour Research Centre at UCL writes on the research behind the French parliaments plan to ban unhealthily thin models from catwalks.  More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 12:17:27 PM

UK overseas Domestic Worker Visa: Impact on Workers

17 March 2015
UCL Academic Dr. Virginia Mantouvalou has published research on how the 2012 UK overseas domestic worker visa has impacted on overseas domestic workers.  More...

Published: Mar 26, 2015 11:47:31 AM

Featured Events 

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Mobile Identities

5 June 2015
This conference will bring together Master’s and PhD students from multiple disciplinary backgrounds to discuss the identity politics of contemporary migration, with specific reference to how notions of gender, sexuality and agency shape understandings of this evolving field. More...

Starts: Jun 5, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Reforming the Eurozone

Reforming the Eurozone

17-18 June 2015
Save the date!
This Policy Panel, organised in cooperation with Business for New Europe, is next up on our 2-year series on Britain's relationship with the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.  More...

Starts: Jun 17, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Featured Media

Irish Ambassador

Britain & Europe Series: Irish Ambassador, Dan Mulhall
Video, 6:13mins

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Nous sommes citoyens:
Freedom of Speech after Paris
Video, 8:31mins

Britain and Europe Pathways

Britain & Europe Series: Pathways to EU reform
Video, 14:26mins