UCL European Institute


New EI-led module concludes

29 March 2022

We would like to thank our team of guest lecturers for their contributions to our new module for the European Politics and Policy MSc.

speakers EPPL Practice Module

‘European Politics, Policy and Law in Practice’, convened by Uta Staiger and Claudia Sternberg, complements academic study with practice-led learning. The module is taught through a curated programme of moderated conversations combined with skills-oriented sessions led by experienced professionals.

We are extremely grateful to our distinguished speakers, who throughout the module have covered the following topics:

  • Isabel de la Mata Barranco, Principal Advisor for Health and Crisis management, European Commission:
    Health, Covid and the EU.
  • Martin Porter, Executive Chair, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership: 
    Climate, Sustainability and Advocacy.
  • Alex Wilson, Policy Analyst, European Parliament Research Service: 
    Energy policy and the European Parliament, and how to write a policy recommendation.
  • Luis Gonzalez Garcia, Associate, Matrix Chambers:
    Negotiating trade with the EU as a third country.
  • Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute, Brussels:
    Rule of law in the EU.
  • Sir Stephen Wall, Former UK Permanent Representative to the EU:

    Negotiating with the EU before and during EU membership. (resheduled)

  • Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent; formerly Centre for European Reform:
    The von der Leyen Commission presidency, and how to write a think tank piece about it.
  • Cyril Robin-Champigneul, First Counsellor – Research and Innovation, The EU Delegation to the United Kingdom:
    The EU Delegation to the United Kingdom, and Research and Innovation in the EU.
  • Avery Anapol, Politics editor, The Conversation:
    How to write a blog for a general audience.
  • Audrey Tan, Public Policy Engagement Facilitator, UCL School of Life and Medical Sciences:
    Stakeholder mapping.
  • Lucy Shackleton, Head of Public Policy and Partnerships, UCL EI:
    Developing a policy briefing.

The module is to be run yearly. If you are interested in contributing to future iterations, please get in touch!

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