The Global Europe Centre (GEC) is the University of Kent’s research centre dealing with Europe and the challenges it faces in a rapidly changing world. It is a centre of interdisciplinary research focusing both on the EU and its member states and on Europe as a whole.
The GEC combines internationally significant research with a high level of engagement with international policy communities in Brussels, London and other European capitals. Through the dissemination of its research, consultancy and professional development programmes, it informs decision-making and makes a major contribution to knowledge transfer.
The GEC was established in 2013 and is embedded in the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR).