Published: 03 November 2020

Directors’ message: Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence launch

Greetings all! On 19 November, the Centre for Britain and Europe are launching our prestigious Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence funding.

Established in 2019, the CBE’s purpose is to provide high-quality analysis that informs and develops scholarly and public debate on issues affecting the UK and Europe, both now and in the future. The timing of this funding could not be more crucial. With the UK reframing its relationship with the EU, and Europe more widely, the CBE’s designation as a Centre of Excellence will further strengthen its ability to operate at the intersection of academia, think tanks, government, private sector and the media, as a key forum for research analysis and debate.

Join us for a variety of exciting online events throughout the day:

In the morning, we’ll be exploring the key research themes that we’ll be undertaking as a team (gender and identity, electoral behaviour, UK/EU foreign and security policy, and of course reframing UK-EU relations), with ‘snapshot’ introductions by theme leaders. 

Our 12.30-1.30pm keynote by BBC Europe Editor, Katya Adler, chaired by Professor Simon Usherwood.

During the afternoon, we’ll turn to interactive discussions first with leaders of other Jean Monnet winners in the UK and Ireland, followed by brief presentations from local stakeholders, including Surrey County Council, discussing the scope and potential of engaging with universities and centres like CBE for the benefit of the wider university community.

All welcome!

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Professor Amelia Hadfield and Dr Alia Middleton

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