UCL European Institute


What we do

Founded in 2010, and a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2016, the UCL European Institute exists to enhance UCL’s position as one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Europe.

Internally, we enable and support UCL research and teaching activities on Europe, and foster an environment where work on Europe can flourish. 
Externally, we engage with policy professionals, civil society and new audiences, in order to maximise the reach, significance and relevance of UCL research on Europe. 
The European Institute also helps to shape UCL’s institutional engagement with Europe.  

Read on to explore the European Institute’s current priorities, across research, education and engagement, and to explore current and past projects, videos, podcasts and publications. 

Current Priorities

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The European Institute is currently leading two cross-disciplinary research initiatives, Music Futures and Black Europe, which aim to foster interaction and engagement in new areas across UCL and beyond.

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The European Institute is delivering a ‘Policy and Practice’ module for students on the MSc in European Politics and Policy in 2021/22. The module will involve a curated conversations with senior practitioners, complemented by a range of skills-oriented sessions.

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The European Institute actively identifies and delivers opportunities to showcase UCL work on Europe to external audiences, through public events, curated roundtables and policy dialogues, and policy briefings.

Projects and Outputs


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Research projects and academic collaborations

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Videos & Podcasts

Multimedia content on all things Europe and European studies

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Policy briefs, articles, analysis, and other published content

UCL Europe Blog

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We operate and edit the UCL Europe Blog, a multi-disciplinary blog for academic analysis and commentary from UCL and external contributors.

The wide range of posts covers issues ranging from EU politics and climate change to philosophy, public health, and Brexit. This project is an expansion of the former UCL Brexit Blog – all posts on Brexit can be found under the “Brexit” category.

UCL Europe Blog​ →