Our first Centre of Excellence programme ran from 2016 to 2019. These were our main thematic strands and outputs: Migration Our cluster around the politics and experience of migration within and to the EU. Challenging Europe A hands-on summer school exploring Europe's cultural and liguistic diversity through film, ethnography, and writing. Legitimacy This strand looked at EU legitimacy and its crises, in the context of challenges to political legitimacy overall. Sovereignty Our strand on appeals to national and parliamentary sovereignty, in the contexts of Brexit as well as Catalunya. LGBTQ This strand investigated LGBTQ Migration and Asylum in Europe, and the challenges facing migrants from this community. Resource Guides We commissioned three new guides: LGBTQ and TV News in Eastern Europe, and Migration from Eastern Europe to the UK.