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The Europaeum promotes academic links and research collaboration between its partners. We facilitate research projects, conferences, lectures, joint teaching programmes and much more.

See also our Europaeum Diary of Forthcoming Events in 2016

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EUK@OX Publications on Brexit

EU research contributes £1.86 billion to UK economy
New data just out from Universities UK indicates European Union research funding generates more than 19,000 jobs across the United Kingdom, £1.86 billion (US$2.6 billion) for the UK economy, and contributes more than £1 billion to gross domestic product (for more see here).

Oxford summer school on China and Europe

Applications are coming in from Europaeum graduates for this year's exciting annual Europaeum Summer School, which will take place in the first week of September at Oxford University's new China Centre, featuring leading experts from across China and Europe - two areas that form large blocs on the global landscape today. The summer school will explore the many similar challenges they both face in the 21st century - including questions of  political legitimacy, urban sprawl, ageing populations, corruption, economic and social development - and, not least, how to co-exist in a bi-polar, or perhaps, a tri-polar world. Experts will lead the usual mix of discussions, working groups, debates, panels and give keynote talks.

Memorial for George Weidenfeld

A memorial event will take place in London on  June 26 to mark and celebrate the many achievements of George Weidenfeld, who died on January 20th at the age of 96. Lord Weidenfeld was very much the "founding father" of the Europaeum in 1991-2, alongside Sir Ronald Grierson, as an association which would allow European intellectuals and especially young scholars - and future leaders - to meet and discuss issues of common concern across and beyond boundaries. He always regarded the Europaeum as his 'first baby' and his many, many, other important initiatives were spawned through his experiences and discussions held under the auspices of the Europaeum. He was proud, as he reaffirmed only last December, that the association was still vibrant some 24 years after its foundation - very impressed, he said, with our special Europaeum Day of European Democracy, which proved so successful at Oxford last November. The Europaeum will be supporting a second memorial which is to be staged in Oxford on September 24. Please see here for a range of obituaries on Lord Weidenfeld. For a brief biographical note see here.

International Graduate Debate - Lisbon in June

Dr Flather heads a debateDr Flather heads a debateOnce again the Europaeum will be facilitating our usual lively international debate led by Europaeum graduates as part of the next - 24th Estoril Forum on June 27th - 29th near Lisbon, organised by our colleagues at the Institute of Political Studies IEP at the Catholica University, before an audience of some 150 participants.  The Europaeum is one of a number of leading partners working with the IEP, this year the conference focusing on the theme Democracy and its Enemies: New Threats, New Possibilities. A keynote discussion will be given by Professor Jose Manuel Barroso, who led the European Union for eight years, is now a trustee for the Europaeum, and teaches at the Catholica, while Professor Timothy Garton Ash, who will speak on Free Speech, on which he heads an important initiative.

Prague Declararion

Charles Bridge, PragueCharles Bridge, PragueWe print below the final version of the Prague Declaration which was issued last month from the joint meeting of Universities represented in the COIMBRA, UNICA and EVROPAEVM networks, composed of some 100 institutions, marking the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV. The Declaration reminds us all of the special role played by universities down the ages since the time of King of Bohemia and the Holy Roman Emperor born 700 years ago, in research and innovation, in creating critical minds and educated 'citizens of the world' and perhaps above all in developing and safeguarding universal values that combine in the creation of democracy - including  humanism, tolerance and openness.