Here at the Policy Institute we host a number of external initiatives that form our Policy Park. The idea is that by creating a diverse ecosystem for policy analysis we can help put forward the most innovative thinking in today’s most important policy issues. The Policy Park is currently made up of the Media Standards Trust, the Ramphal Institute, the Pensions Policy Institute and the ESRC funded The UK in a Changing Europe initiative. In this podcast, Professor Anand Menon, Director of The UK in a Changing Europe (and also European Politics and Foreign Affairs professor at King’s), chats with the project communications officer Ben Miller about the purpose of the initiative and what they hope to achieve through their work.
The UK in a Changing Europe promotes rigorous, high-quality academic research into the complex and ever changing relationship between the UK and the European Union. As Professor Menon says in this podcast, the project’s purpose is to:
“make academic research more relevant, and more accessible, to non-academic audiences. From school kids to politicians it’s important that the understanding of the political relationship between UK and Europe is based on evidence and not prejudice.”
Listen here for more insights from Professor Menon on the complex debate on Europe’s role in UK politics and the impending In/Out referendum.