The Brexit Deterrent? How Britain's Exit has Shaped Public Support for the EU

Hosted by the Hellenic Observatory and the National Bank of Greece

Online public event


Professor Sara Hobolt

Professor Sara Hobolt

Professor Sofia Vasilopoulou

Professor Sofia Vasilopoulou


Professor Kevin Featherstone

Professor Kevin Featherstone

How has Brexit shaped public support for the EU in the remaining 27 member states? Is Britain’s exit from the EU a deterrent or has it given a boost to Eurosceptic forces across the continent? In this lecture, Sara Hobolt examines unique survey evidence to explore the short-term and long-term impact of Brexit on public attitudes towards the European Union.

Meet our speakers and chair

Sara Hobolt (@sarahobolt) is the Sutherland Chair in European Institutions and Professor in the Department of Government at LSE. She is the Chair of the European Election Studies, an EU-wide project studying voters, parties, candidates and the media in European Parliamentary elections, and the Principal Investigator of the ERC-funded project EUDEMOS: Constrained Democracy: Citizens’ Responses to Limited Political Choice in the European Union. 

Sofia Vasilopoulou (PhD LSE) is a Professor of Politics at the University of York, UK. Her research is at the intersection of Comparative Politics and Political Behaviour. The findings of her research feed into debates about democratic legitimacy, accountability and representation. She is EIC of the European Journal of Political Research.

Kevin Featherstone is Eleftherios Venizelos Professor in Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor in European Politics in the European Institute at LSE, where he is also Director of the Hellenic Observatory.

A welcome address will be delivered by Professor Gikas Hardouvelis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece (NBG) and Professor of Finance and Economics at University of Piraeus. He was Minister of Finance of the Hellenic Republic (June 2014 to January 2015).

More about this event

The Hellenic Observatory (@HO_LSE) is internationally recognised as one of the premier research centres on contemporary Greece and Cyprus. It engages in a range of activities, including developing and supporting academic and policy-related research; organisation of conferences, seminars and workshops; academic exchange through visiting fellowships and internships; as well as teaching at the graduate level through LSE's European Institute.

The National Bank of Greece (@NationalBankGR), backed by its 179-year participation in the country's economic and social life, is one of the leading Greek financial organisations, with strong tradition and noteworthy contribution to the economic and social transformation of Greece. The Bank’s broad customer base, respected brand name, strong market share in deposits and enhanced capital adequacy ratios secure it with the liquidity needed to finance Greek businesses and reflect the long-standing relationship of trust it enjoys with its clientele.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.

The event is also part of the Hellenic Observatory Athens Lecture Series, hosted in collaboration with the National Bank of Greece, with the support of the LSE Hellenic Alumni Association.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEBrexit

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