UCL European Institute


Policy engagement

Europe faces complex and unprecedented challenges. UCL is committed to putting its deep and diverse European expertise to work in the world through knowledge exchange, partnerships and collaboration.

Shaping and informing policy

UCL research and expertise in Europe have had a transformative impact across the continent, in areas from the rule of law to the regulation of artificial intelligence, from Brexit to Russia’s war on Ukraine.


Case studies 

Explore how UCL ideas inform policy across the globe, through a bank of case studies, searchable by region and by policy partner

> view UCL Public Policy case studies

Informing EU policymaking

Access practical guidance on informing EU policymaking and learn more about UCL experts’ experiences

> view UCL Public Policy resources

Hear from the experts

Dr Michael Veale, UCL Faculty of Laws

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Professor Slavo Radošević, UCL SSEES 

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> See more videos on Informing EU policymaking as a researcher

A forum for debate

As a world-leading, global university in the heart of London, UCL hosts and convenes discussions with influential figures in European politics and policy on a regular basis.

Students and researchers at UCL hence have direct access not only to a rich eco-system of academic experts, but also to influential decision-makers tackling some of Europe’s most pressing policy challenges.

To learn more about practice-informed teaching and wider opportunities relating to Europe available to students at UCL visit Student Experience  

Discussion highlights

President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy

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President Vlodymyr Zelenskyy addresses UCL Ukrainian Society

Former President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid

European security discussion

UCL hosts former President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid for closed roundtable on European security

Former EU Ambassador Vale de Almeida

Ambassador Vale de Almeida with UCL students

Former EU Ambassador to the United Kingdom Vale de Almeida joins a student-led panel hosted by the European Institute