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Centre for Britain and Europe

The purpose of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE) is to provide high-quality, research-based analysis to a wide range of stakeholders on the most salient issues affecting the UK, Europe, and their various relationships.

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Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

We have been awarded the prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence from the European Union, for 2020-2023.

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Professor Simon Usherwood

Professor of Politics

I have been researching euroscepticism since the late 1990s. My work considers broad theoretical and practical questions about this phenomenon, as well as more specific work on the UK, on UK-EU relations, on the role of pressure groups and on the media profile of eurosceptics. I was Deputy Director of the ESRC's "UK in a Changing Europe" programme from 2017 to 2019, contribut...


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Our research fosters progressive insights on a wide range of UK-European relations, exploring short, medium and long-term inter-sectoral trends.

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COMMENTARY: Centre for Britain and Europe: Open Doors and Building Bridges.

In August 2020, the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE), based at the University of Surrey’s Department...

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Department of Politics
Duke of Kent Building (DK)
University of Surrey