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The European Institute is a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. With multidisciplinary academic staff, a world-leading centre for research, exceptional postgraduate programmes and a strong platform for events, there has never been a better place to study Europe.

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28/03/2024

Professor Iain Begg has co-authored a new study requested by the European Parliament's Committee on Budgets (BUDG) on performance-based budgeting, an integral element EU spending governance. 💰🇪🇺

This study looks at the principles behind this approach and explores how it is being implemented in Cohesion Policy and the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The analysis reveals marked differences between how performancebased budgeting functions in these two frameworks and sheds light on both benefits and drawbacks in their implementation.

Read here 👇
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2024/760700/IPOL_STU(2024)760700_EN.pdf

What Have Fourteen Years of Conservative Rule Done to Britain? 28/03/2024

Dr Abby Innes' new book, "Late Soviet Britain: Why Materialist Utopias Fail", has been featured in a new article by The New Yorker discussing the last fourteen years of Conservative rule in Britain. 🇬🇧

Read here 👇

What Have Fourteen Years of Conservative Rule Done to Britain? Living standards have fallen. The country is exhausted by constant drama. But the U.K. can’t move on from the Tories without facing up to the damage that has occurred.

27/03/2024

Applications to the 𝗘𝗦𝗥𝗖 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗙𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰/𝟮𝟱 at the LSE European Institute are now open! 🎉

The LSE European Institute is looking for a candidate to support, to be based in the department. The scheme is open to both internal and external candidates, and we are interested to hear from those whose research touches on one of the EI’s four research themes – 📈 Political Economy, 🏛️ Politics and Policy, 🎭 Culture and Society, and 🌍 Migration.

Interested parties should contact Jonathan White, European Institute Deputy Head (Research) and Carl Ludwig-Campbell, European Institute Manager in the first instance at [email protected] with a draft proposal by no later than 𝟰𝗽𝗺 (𝗨𝗞 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲) 𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟯𝟬 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰.

Learn more and apply 👇
https://www.lse.ac.uk/european-institute/postdoctoral-fellowship-opportunity

Universities as informal diplomatic actors? 27/03/2024

Join us in congratulating Dr Marina Cino Pagliarello who will be joining the Loughborough University Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) as Visiting Fellow in May 2024 to continue her research on informal dipomacy. 👏

🎤 Dr Pagliarello will deliver a hybrid seminar on their research, fully titled "Shaping and sharing knowledge to tackle global challenges: universities as ‘informal’ diplomatic actors?," on 14 May 2024 from 2:00-3:00 PM.

Register here to attend online or in-person 🔽

Universities as informal diplomatic actors? Loughborough London - LDN.1.04, 14 May 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Photos from LSE European Institute's post 26/03/2024

To celebrate the anniversary of the LSE-Bocconi double degree in European and International Public Policy and Politics we co-hosted two exciting events across Milan and London. 

The first, in campus, was a panel on “Major Economic Challenges facing The EU After the elections”, with Catherine De Vries, Stefano Caselli and Nicholas Barr.  

The second, in LSE Campus, hosted the President of the , Odile Renaud-Basso, for a talk on “Supporting Ukraine’s European destiny”. 

🔗Get to know more about our double degree program with in our link in bio.

Mais, maybes and may nots – Rachel Reeves and the UK’s fiscal rules - UK in a changing Europe 26/03/2024

In a new blog article for UK in a Changing Europe, Professor Iain Begg has analysed Rachel Reeves' Mais lecture and her proposals on fiscal rules.

"The worry must be that by accepting the current debt rule, with its manifest flaws, Reeves will miss the opportunity to bring in a better fiscal framework," Professor Begg writes.

Read more 👇

Mais, maybes and may nots – Rachel Reeves and the UK’s fiscal rules - UK in a changing Europe Iain Begg analyses Rachel Reeves’ proposals on the UK's fiscal rules, highlighting that there are questions around the current ‘debt rule’.

Social Media, Stereotypes, and the Acknowledgement of War Crimes 26/03/2024

Dr Sanja Vico, a Research Associate at LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe, has published a new JUSTINT academic paper which explores how people discuss war legacies to understand the role of social media in promoting justice and peace.

Read here 👇

Social Media, Stereotypes, and the Acknowledgement of War Crimes Human rights activists increasingly employ social media to promote post-conflict justice and reconciliation. This study asks what role social media play in facilitating the acknowledgement of war c...

Photos from LSE European Institute's post 25/03/2024

This Winter Term, our LSE European Institute Professional Services Staff was recognised in LSE's Values in Practice (VIP) Awards and Highly Commended as "Team of the Year"!

"Every member of is a star, as our multiple nominees demonstrate, and I'm so proud of everything we've achieved together. Looking forward to what's next!" - Adam Judge, Deputy Institute Manager

Please join us in congratulating the following PSS members for their respective awards 👏

🏆 "Valuing People" - Winner: Stephen Jenner
🏆 "Creative Innovator" - Winner: Delphine Polidori
⭐ "Student Experience Ambassador" - Highly Commended: Natalie Grace
⭐ "EDI Champion" - Highly Commended: Charlottes Ennis
⭐ "Inspirational Leadership" - Highly Commended: Polly Liouta

Photos: Paul Ross Photography

21/03/2024

To discuss the upcoming European Elections in June, we held an event with Klaus Welle, our Visiting Professor in Practice and former Secretary General of the European Parliament (2009-2022).  

In this event, chaired by Professor Iain Begg, Klaus Welle commented on how this election will shape the competition between political forces on the continent for years to come, in times when war is back on the continent. 

Watch it in full on our YouTube channel (🔗link in bio)

Photos from LSE European Institute's post 19/03/2024

Yesterday we were delighted to host Odile Renaud-Basso, President of the EBRD ( ),  for a talk on “Supporting Ukraine’s European Destiny” with at LSE.  

Institutional remarks were delivered by Catherine de Vries, Dean for International Affairs, and Eric Neumayer, LSE President and Vice Chancellor on an interim basis.  

Prior to the event, students attended a reception with President Renaud-Basso.  

This event marks the anniversary of the LSE-Bocconi double degree in European and International Public Policy and Politics. 

You can now watch the full talk on our YouTube channel (🔗link in bio)

Student protests go on as Greece passes private universities law 19/03/2024

Professor Kevin Featherstone, Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE European Institute and Director of Hellenic Observatory, LSE has been quoted in a Times Higher Education article discussing the latest student protests in Greece against the new private universities law.

Read more 👇

Student protests go on as Greece passes private universities law New legislation will allow private universities to issue degrees and international institutes to open Greek branches

18/03/2024

A new paper has been published under the LSE European Institute's EIQ discussion paper series authored by Roberta De Santis, Lorenzo Di Biagio and Piero Esposito.

"While the persistent core-periphery dualism within the European Monetary Union (EMU) has been extensively studied, its relationship to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) remains unexplored. [...] Our findings shed light on the interaction between the and the 's internal cohesion, offering preliminary interesting policy insights."

📎 Read the full paper here: https://www.lse.ac.uk/european-institute/research/eiq-discussion-paper-series/papers

The war in Ukraine and the geopolitics of migration 18/03/2024

In the aftermath of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the EU gave temporary protection rights to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict and suspended a visa facilitation agreement with Russia.

Visiting Fellow Dr Matilde Rosina writes the response to the conflict illustrates the importance of migration policies for the EU’s soft power.

Read on EUROPP - European Politics and Policy at LSE 👇

The war in Ukraine and the geopolitics of migration In the aftermath of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022, the EU gave temporary protection rights to Ukrainians fleeing the conflict and suspended a visa facilitation agreement with Russ…

15/03/2024

Yesterday, our students were invited by the European Parliament Liaison Office (EPLO) for a discussion about the upcoming European elections at Europe House. 🇪🇺

Our students gained an insight into the role of the European Parliament in the UK and their ongoing work to engage young people in the European elections and in democratic processes more widely. They also had a chance to learn more about careers and work experience opportunities in European policymaking.

Thank you Fabia Jones and Sanna Kangasharju for such an insightful afternoon!

Will Marine Le Pen Succeed Macron as President of France? 14/03/2024

"[Macron] said that he was going to be the anti-Le Pen candidate,” commented LSE European Institute Fellow Dr Marta Lorimer who researches the far right. “All he has done is essentially suggest that Le Pen is the only possible alternative to him, which is a terrible message to be sending.”

Read more on Bloomberg UK 🔽
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2024-03-11/will-marine-le-pen-succeed-macron-as-president-of-france?utm_source=website&utm_medium=share&utm_campaign=copy

Will Marine Le Pen Succeed Macron as President of France? Marine Le Pen is leading Macron in the polls for June’s European elections. Will the far-right leader translate that support into winning the presidency in 2027?

14/03/2024

Happy University Mental Health Day from our Pastoral Support & EDI Coordinator Charlotte Ennis!

Charlotte explains the support you can access as an EI student within the LSE European Institute, but also all the services that exist at LSE more broadly.

⏰ Don’t miss the Wellbeing Support Showcase taking place in the Marshall Building from 10AM-12PM today to learn more and sign up for the wellbeing workshops taking place in the afternoon: https://lnkd.in/enFRs9ZA

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you feel like you need that extra support ❤️

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EU far-right 'rising steadily' for decades as centrists embrace their policies, 'give them traction' 12/03/2024

Our Fellow in European Politics Dr Marta Lorimer was invited to discuss the surprising rise of the new far-right Chega party in Portugal on FRANCE 24. 🇵🇹

"The causes for its success are multiple, but a lot of it had to do with corruption scandals that touched the other political parties, and with the leader who is a fairly respectable former centre-right politician, who's quite well-known across the country," Dr. Lorimer commented.

Watch the full segment below 👇
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEsQ8DImDRg

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Supporting Ukraine's European destiny: a multilateral's perspective 05/03/2024

“Supporting Ukraine's European Destiny: A multilateral's perspective”

Join us for this public event with Odile Renaud-Basso, President of the EBRD.

Opening remarks: Catherine E. de Vries
Chair: Angelo Martelli

📅Monday 18 March
⏱️6.30pm to 8.00pm GMT
📍LSE + online

Co-hosted with Università Bocconi, this event marks the anniversary of the LSE-Bocconi Double Degree in European and International Public Policy and Politics

ℹ️Find out more & register ⤵

Supporting Ukraine's European destiny: a multilateral's perspective 6.30pm Tuesday 8 Feb | Angelo Martelli, Odile Renaud-Basso, Catherine de Vries | Registration Required | Free hybrid public event at the LSE

How judges make decisions on difficult asylum cases 05/03/2024

When judges assess difficult asylum cases, what guides their decision-making? 💭

Drawing on a new study, our LSE Fellow Dr Katerina Glyniadaki shows how judges can experience a conflict between their role and their personal identity when dealing with “grey area” asylum cases.

Read on EUROPP - European Politics and Policy at LSE ⬇️

How judges make decisions on difficult asylum cases When judges assess difficult asylum cases, what guides their decision-making? Drawing on a new study, Katerina Glyniadaki shows how judges can experience a conflict between their role and their per…

04/03/2024

Our Fellow in European Politics Dr Marta Lorimer will be speaking at LSE's next World Café on ‘What’s the future for democracy?’ alongside fellow experts from the LSE Department of Media and Communications, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and the LSE Electoral Psychology Observatory 🌍

🗓️ Sign up to attend on Thu 7 March, 6-8pm: https://apps.lse.ac.uk/training-system/userBooking/course/10143047

27/02/2024

Discover our financial aid for students enrolled in the MSc EIPP and the LSE-Bocconi EIPP Double Degree 💰⭐

📅 All applicants who would like to be considered for any of the EI scholarship schemes must complete the LSE Graduate Financial Support (GFS) online application by 25 April, 2024 (17:00 UK time).

Learn more ⬇️
https://www.lse.ac.uk/european-institute/study/msc-scholarships

Four questions about the West’s future support for Ukraine 23/02/2024

As the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches, the West appears divided over how to support Ukraine. 🇺🇦

Associate Professor Dr Spyros Economides assesses four key questions underpinning the role of the West in the war, arguing that for future support to be effective, western leaders must found their actions on pragmatic concerns rather than moralism.

Read more on the EUROPP - European Politics and Policy at LSE blog 🔽

Four questions about the West’s future support for Ukraine As the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine approaches, the West appears divided over how to support Ukraine. Spyros Economides assesses four key questions underpinning the…

23/02/2024

Closing next week❗ Call for papers for the 5th LSE workshop on 'Political Economy of Turkey' we are hosting with Contemporary Turkish Studies, Systemic Risk Centre and LSE School of Public Policy is open.

Papers are invited on the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:

• Elections, political crises, democracy, and nationalism
• Exchange rates, bank credit, systemic risks, and debt management
• Political connections, trade, firm performance, and regional inequality
• Economics of immigration and demographic transition
• Educational reforms, family and health policies, and topics in public economics

⏳ Submission Deadline: 1 March 2024
📅 Workshop: 7 June 2024

Find out more ⤵️
https://www.lse.ac.uk/contemporary-turkish-studies/upcoming-events/2023-24/20240607/call-for-papers

22/02/2024

Dr Niina Vuolajärvi has published a new article in The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) examining the role of hope in the stories of people with experiences of deportation collected during a photojournalistic research project following deportees from Europe. 🌍 📸

Drawing on the political philosophy of hope, specifically Ernst Bloch, this article explores the complex and ambiguous presence of hope and despair in the stories of deportees.

Read more 🔽
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2023.2222916

Photos from LSE European Institute's post 16/02/2024

Dr Abby Innes, Associate Professor of Political Economy at the LSE European Institute, recently launched her new book and we marked the occasion by hosting a public event.

In “Late Soviet Britain: Why Materialist Utopias Fail”, Abby discusses why has the United Kingdom, historically one of the strongest democracies in the world, become so unstable.  

▶️You can watch the full video of this talk on our YouTube channel (link in bio)

Europe Must Rearm Now | by Philippe Legrain - Project Syndicate 16/02/2024

The growing likelihood of an unhinged Donald Trump returning to power and acting on his threats to withdraw the United States from NATO should serve as a wake-up call for Europe, writes Visiting Senior Fellow Philippe Legrain. Instead of hoping for the best, European countries must boost their military spending and establish a robust defense union, he argues. 🇪🇺🪖

Read more in Project Syndicate ⬇️

Europe Must Rearm Now | by Philippe Legrain - Project Syndicate Philippe Legrain urges NATO's European members to act immediately on the threat that the United States could abandon them.

Brexit-like rhetoric on immigration no longer works 15/02/2024

Visiting Fellow Dr Matilde Rosina has co-authored a new article with Dr Cristina Juverdeanu which has been published on the British Politics and Policy at LSE blog.

The article examines the current Government's rhetoric on curbing immigration, which has strong echoes of the winning Brexit campaign. As they point out, the same themes, keywords, and even graphics are being used by the Government that were originally used by Brexit campaigners. The only difference is, this time the campaign doesn’t seem to be working.

Read more ⬇️

Brexit-like rhetoric on immigration no longer works The Government’s rhetoric on curbing immigration, and “stopping the small boats” in particular, has strong echoes of the Brexit campaign. As Matilde Rosina and Cristina Juverdeanu…

‎Intelligence Squared: Is Democracy Future-proof? with Jonathan White and David Runciman on Apple Podcasts 15/02/2024

2024 is set to be the biggest election year in history but what happens to politics when it’s always about the next election? 🤔

We lose our sense of perspective, says Professor Jonathan White — and to our peril. The erosion of medium to long-term political thinking and the decaying of our political attention span has not only warped our political priorities, but has, he argues, endangered a pivotal idea central to democracy: the future.

In conversation with host of the Past, Present, Future podcast, David Runciman, Professor White draws from his recent book, "In the Long Run: The Future as a Political Idea", to make the case for looking further ahead than your next 'x' at the polling station.

🎧 Listen here:

‎Intelligence Squared: Is Democracy Future-proof? with Jonathan White and David Runciman on Apple Podcasts ‎Show Intelligence Squared, Ep Is Democracy Future-proof? with Jonathan White and David Runciman - 10 Feb 2024

Can the UK learn from the new EU approach to fiscal governance? - UK in a changing Europe 14/02/2024

Professor Iain Begg has published a new blog which discusses the new approach to fiscal rules and obligations for member states that EU finance ministers have agreed on and whether there are lessons for the UK. 🇪🇺🇬🇧

Read here 🔽

Can the UK learn from the new EU approach to fiscal governance? - UK in a changing Europe With EU finance ministers having agreed a new approach to the fiscal rules, Iain Begg asks whether there are lessons for the UK.

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