UCL European Institute


European Institute Annual Review 2021/22

27 October 2022

The European Institute has published its latest Annual Review, celebrating key achievements in 2021/22.

European Institute Annual Review

From the post-Covid economic recovery to Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, it has been another tumultuous year for Europe.

As UCL’s hub for research, education and engagement on Europe we are proud to have played a part in responding to these uncertain times, through a strategic focus on: institutional leadership; innovative, practice-informed education; supporting a flourishing research environment for work on Europe at UCL; and extending the reach of UCL ideas and expertise through public, policy and student engagement.  

Highlights from this year include our work to support UCL’s European engagement strategy and response to Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine; the delivery of a new Policy in Practice module for students on the MSc in European Politics and Policy which brings students into contact with senior EU policy practitioners; our cross-disciplinary Music Futures programme with IAS, dedicated to thinking, writing and performing music; and our lively programme of events, films, podcasts and policy roundtables.

We would like to thank our colleagues and collaborators, across the university and beyond, for their support and the critical role they play in the European Institute’s success.

Read the Annual Review 2021/22

The European Institute acts as an important hub for UCL’s research, teaching and education on Europe. From hosting the EU Ambassador to the United Kingdom to convening a series of roundtables on the future of European science collaboration, the Institute has played a vital role in cultivating relationships and convening discussions at the highest levels, to ensure UCL remains a key player in European debates.” 

Dr Michael Spence AC, President & Provost, University College London 

The European Institute’s events and research on hot topics and deep problems – from erosion of the rule of law in the EU to how climate change affects democracy – keep UCL students and faculty engaged in policy evolution across Europe, maintaining networks of influence and thought leadership for the long term that can weather the ups and downs in the UK-EU relationship.”  

Dr Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute & Visiting Professor, UCL European Institute

The UCL European Institute is offering an invaluable contribution in our difficult times in the best Enlightenment tradition of the old European salon.” 

Dr Oliver Gerstenberg, Senior Lecturer, UCL Faculty of Laws