Sofia Vasilopoulou regularly organises events and presents the project’s findings to the policy community.

7 March 2019

European Parliament, S&D Working group ‘Extremism and Populism’, Brussels, Belgium.

Invited talk: Euroscepticism and EP elections (lessons learnt from Brexit)

5 March 2019

Euroscepticism and the future of the EU

Co-organisation with Think Tank Europa and talk on Emotions and Euroscepticism


11 February 2019

Event organised by the Centre for European Research, Queen Mary University of London.

Invited speaker: Why the Centre-right Might be Wrong on the eve of the 2019 European Elections: How do Mainstream Conservatives Handle Europe’s Populist Challenge?

10 December 2019

European Commission, Growth and Innovation Directorate; Territorial Development Unit, Seville, Spain.

Invited talk on Attitudes to EU freedom of movement

15-18 June 2018

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s New York office

Invited participation in a transatlantic workshop/retreat on “The Rise of the Nationalist Right”

11 June 2017

York Festival of Ideas

What Does the General Election Result Mean for Brexit?

Event Sofia Vasilopoulou organised as part of the York Festival of Ideas. Organiser and keynote speaker

10 June 2017

York Festival of Ideas, University of York

Invited talk on Democracy and Extremism

30 May 2017

Royal Academy of Engineering

UK General election and Brexit

Event Sofia Vasilopoulou organised. Organiser and keynote speaker

10 May 2017

Public Symposium organised by the University of Amsterdam and Access Europe

Invited talk: The politics of opposition and the future of Europe

19 April 2017

New Economics Foundation

Invited workshop participant: Overcoming political disillusionment

29 March 2017

ESRC Sponsored public engagement event, University of York

Brexit: what welfare, what rights for European migrants in Britain?

Invited talk: Dissecting attitudes towards EU migrants in a Brexit context

20 March 2017

York Professionals Brexit: the next steps

Sofia Vasilopoulou (Presenter)

Time: 6:30pm-8.00pm

Venue: The Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5DG

12 December 2016

Invited talk, panel entitled ‘Relief or panic? Perceptions of Brexit in Greece and Germany’

Time: 6:00-8:00

Venue: Library of Birmingham (Heritage Learning Suite), City Centre

Sponsored by the University of Birmingham

27 July 2016

Invited talk in the panel ‘Looking Forward: Reflections on UK Political Culture’

IAMCR 2016 pre-conference ‘The “Brexit” Campaign: The 2016 referendum on UK membership of the European Union’, University of Leicester. Click here for the programme.

13 June 2016

The spectre of Brexit: Until referendum do us part? Sofia Vasilopoulou (Speaker)


Event Sofia Vasilopoulou organised in collaboration with the Brussels-based Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Time: 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Venue: CEPS Conference room, Place du Congrès 1 – 1000 Brussels

With 10 days to go until the historic in-or-out referendum that will decide whether the United Kingdom will leave or remain in the European Union, the University of York and CEPS are hosting a final debate on the issue. This is the second time Britons are asked to vote in such a plebiscite. A number of EU referendums have been held across the EU, usually asking citizens whether they should join the EU or whether a new Treaty should be ratified. The 2016 Brexit referendum, however, is somewhat different. First, there is no clear plan regarding the UK’s relationship with the EU in the case of Brexit. Second, leaving the EU would not only entail a change of the UK’s relationship with the EU but also potentially trigger discussions over its own internal constitutional future. Third, a potential Brexit will also have a profound political and economic impact on both the UK and the EU. This event will focus on the electoral politics of the referendum, and the potential political and economic impact of ‘Brexit’ on the UK and the EU. In collaboration with the Centre for European Policy Studies https://www.ceps.eu/events/spectre-brexit-until-referendum-do-us-part

17 May 2016

EU Q&A Find out what the experts say! GreenSpeak

Organised by York Green Party

Sofia Vasilopoulou (Presenter)

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Venue: Priory Street Centre, York, YO1 6ET

12 May 2016

UK and EU: Ask the Experts

Sofia Vasilopoulou (Organiser and Presenter)


Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Venue: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Fossgate, York, United Kingdom

10 May 2016

BREXIT: Making an Informed Decision

Sofia Vasilopoulou (Presenter)

University of York

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Venue: Ron Cook Hub (RCH 037), University of York

26 April 2016

York Professionals EU Referendum Debate

Sofia Vasilopoulou (Presenter)

Time: 5.45pm-8.30pm

Venue: The Innovation Centre, York Science Park, Heslington, York, YO10 5DG