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The European Centre @POLIS brings together multi-disciplinary expertise on European affairs in Cambridge, including politics, international relations, security studies, history, law and economics. This website lists current events in the area of European Studies within the University of Cambridge. It also provides a platform for research projects, news and networks for everyone interested in the study of Europe.

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CfP: Cambridge & Brexit: Mapping an Uncertain Future - The Conference

The conference will take place on Friday, 24th February 2017, at The Guildhall, Cambridge. It provides a space of reflection and discussion for the Greater Cambridge community (town, gown, and beyond) on the UK’s present and future relationship with the EU as seen from Cambridge. Political scientists will present their latest research on 'Brexit and local communities' for discussion with the audience.

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Responding to British misperceptions about the EU institutions

Dr Julie Smith, the Director of the European Centre (also known as Baroness Smith of Newnham), spoke for the Federal Trust on British misperceptions about the EU institutions. For a lucid assessment on the degree of democratization of the EU institutions and an overview of the relation between Britain and the European institutions, please access 'Read more'.

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European Studies Reading Group: Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Bamberg)

Prof Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Bamberg) will guide the next European Studies Reading Group on 'Strong institutions, weak policy change: The role of EU institutions in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice'. In particular, we would like to invite all interested graduate students to join us for this session.

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Cambridge University European Society on Facebook

Check out the Cambridge University European Society Facebook page for the latest talks, discussions and other exciting events organised by CUES.

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Upcoming events

POLIS Departmental Seminar with Dr Julie Smith

Jan 24, 2017

Room 138, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Rd, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

European Studies Reading Group: Ariadna Ripoll Servent (University of Bamberg)

Feb 02, 2017

Room 138, The Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT

Cambridge & Brexit: Mapping an Uncertain Future - The Conference

Feb 24, 2017

The Guildhall, Market Square, Cambridge, CB2 3QJ

Upcoming events

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CfP: Cambridge & Brexit: Mapping an Uncertain Future - The Conference

Jan 17, 2017

The conference will take place on Friday, 24th February 2017, at The Guildhall, Cambridge. It provides a space of reflection and discussion for the Greater Cambridge community (town, gown, and beyond) on the UK’s present and future relationship with the EU as seen from Cambridge. Political scientists will present their latest research on 'Brexit and local communities' for discussion with the audience.

European Studies Reading Group returns in Lent 2017

Jan 16, 2017

The DAAD Cambridge Research Hub decided to fund a graduate reading group on 'Challenges to European unity' in 2017. The hub offers funding to groups of graduates who wish to follow a course of critical reading and discussion and invite a leading expert from Germany to join them.

POLIS Workshop 'European Union as a Credible Global Actor'

Apr 07, 2016

The European Union as a Credible Global Actor: Workshop to discuss the forthcoming EU Global Strategy, supported by the European Centre, POLIS and the Cambridge DAAD Research Hub

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