The Centre for European Politics at Royal Holloway commenced its activities in January 2007. Research in the centre focuses on two main themes:

  • The study of democracy in Europe
  • The European Union and its member states as actors in world politics

The centre is committed to an analysis of European politics that extends beyond the narrow confines of EU-level governance to European comparative politics and international relations.

These themes are united by the concept of Europeanisation: political and economic adaptation within the continent; and the influence of Europe beyond its traditional geographical boundaries.

The centre draws of expertise in European issues both within the department and across the college with the aim of developing interdisciplinary research on the issues shaping Europe today.

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LATEST CEP NEWS

The Future of the EU and the European Parliamentary Elections: Annual Debate of the Centre for European Politics. Click here

Giacomo Benedetto on BBC Radio Scotland. Click here

James Sloam's Fabian Society blog on youth engagement in politics post-Brand/Paxman. Click here

Julie Smith at Royal Holloway. Click here

James Sloam at EU Local Democracy Week organised by Portsmouth City Council. Click here.

Anja Jakobi appears on Russia 24 to discuss the German Federal Elections 2013. Click here.

German Election Blog - Anja Jakobi on Global Governance and the German Election Click Here

James Sloam on Monocle.com. Click here

German Election Blog - James Sloam on German Coalition Politics and the implications for German European Policy. Click Here

German Election Blog - Tom Dyson on German Defence Policy. Click here

German Election Blog - Luuk Molthof on German European Policy. Click here

Researchers to Present at ECPR Bordeaux 2013. Details

CEP members presenting at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago 29 August - 1 September 2013. Details.

Working group on young people's politics at American Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, 29-31 August 2013

CEP Event on The 2013 Italian Elections 28 February 2013. Details

CEP Event on Youth, Citizenship and Politics in Europe 7 February 2013. Details

New article on the Civic and Political Engagement of Young People in Europe. Click here

ESRC PhD Scholarships in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway. Details here

New Working Paper: Forging the World. Details here

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 THE FORMAL INAUGURATION OF THE CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLITICS TOOK PLACE ON 12 OCTOBER 2007

READ THE SPEECHES MADE BY RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON AND SIR STEPHEN WALL

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