About us

The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative promotes rigorous, high-quality and independent research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU).

It provides an authoritative, non-partisan and impartial reference point for those looking for information, insights and analysis about UK-EU relations that stands aside from the politics surrounding the debate.

The Initiative’s work is tailored to be easily accessible to policy makers, businesses, journalists, civil society organisations, educational institutions and the general public who are interested in the UK’s relationship with the EU.

Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and based at King’s College London, the Initiative will explore the key aspects of UK and EU dynamics, including:

  • Impact of EU policies: how EU policies make a difference in areas such as, the single market, financial regulation, trade, investment, growth and the free movement of people
  • Attitudes towards the EU: social and political attitudes, the nature of euroscepticism, generational differences, the media’s role
  • A Changing UK in a Changing EU: differences in public opinion in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales; implications of constitutional changes in the UK and implications of British exit for different parts of the UK.

The research findings will be presented through events, workshops, debates, talks, e-books, briefing papers, reports, blogs, social media and the press.

UK in a Changing Europe staff

Anand Menon
Professor Anand Menon

Director of UK in a Changing Europe

Anand Menon is Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London and Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.

He has written widely on many aspects of EU politics and policy and on UK-EU relations. He is a frequent contributor to the media on matters relating to British relations with the EU.


Ben Miller – communications project officer

Phoebe Couzens – centre manager

Dr John-Paul Salter – researcher

Luigi Scazzieri – researcher

Former senior fellows

Laura Cram is professor of European politics at the University of Edinburgh. She has an established track-record of research on European Union policy processes and identity. For the project she focused on the EU in the public imagination and how to maximise the impact of interdisciplinary insights and tools drawn from political science, psychology, cognitive neuroscience and informatics. Follow Laura on Twitter here.

Simon Hix is professor of European and Comparative Politics, and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His main areas of research and teaching are comparative democratic institutions and politics, elections and decision-making in the European Union. For the project he looked at the positions and influence of UK politicians and civil servants on EU decision-making. Follow Simon on Twitter here.


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