Entries by Matt Brock

Estoril Political Forum : Europaeum graduates debate liberty and democracy

International scholars, policy experts, businessmen, opinion leaders, journalists and students, have met annually since 1993 for open debate on current themes in politics and international relations. These conferences, widely recognised for their excellence and liveliness, probably unique in Portugal, are run by the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal, have established […]


“This week was without a doubt one of the most enriching experiences of my life.” Melissa Gerard, 2015 Summer School Participant (MA in European Governance, Jagiellonian, Krakow) “Of course the door remains open, always open until the Brexit negotiations come to an end’” Emmanuel Macron on June 13th in Paris to UK PM Theresa May

Profile of the Month

Professor SALLY MAPSTONE is joining the Europaeum’s Academic Council as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of our newest member, the University of St Andrews. She was previously Professor of Older Scots Literature at Oxford, where she also served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Personnel (2009-11) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education (2011-16). She is on the international advisory board of Helsinki, and […]

Publications & Media

The media review ‘Refuge’ by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier Media including The Economist, The Sunday Times, and The Times Literary Supplement have now reviewed the book Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System.

“Agon” at Sixty

The New York Review of Books Foundation is mounting a special symposium to mark the 60th anniversary of the iconic  Stravinsky–Balanchine ballet, Agon, and once again it is recognising the Europaeum as one of its linked supporters. The event takes place in new York on June 26th. Please see more details, and the programme,  and how […]

Europaeum Summer School : Is democracy in crisis?

A surge in applications for our annual summer school to be held in the historic Escorial Monastery near Madrid, means that the target of 30 leadiong graduates drawn from across our network will be achieved. The event will focus on the apparent crisis in democracy, in the face of the rise of a new populism, the collapse […]

Bob Silvers’ passing

For many years the Europaeum has collaborated with the NYRB Foundation, which recently marked the sad passing of its illustrious and brilliant, founding Editor, Bob Silvers, memorial event at the New York Public Library. Bob participated in many events which the Europaeum had the pleasure to back. Our collaboration remains strong. The next event being mounted […]

25th Anniversary

With our 25th anniversary celebrations in September imminent, the Europaeum is delighted to welcome the University of St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest leading university, as its newest member. St Andrews, founded in 1413 – is ranked the top university in Scotland, and third behind Oxford and Cambridge in the UK, in recent leading league tables – […]

Spring school on Religion, Conflict, Secularism and Tolerance

On 31st October 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints Church, Wittenberg: an act symbolizing the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. 500 years later, Europe has been shaped and re-shaped by waves of reformation and counter-reformation; by secularism and scientific discovery, and by new religious thinking, recently and most […]