Staff here at the EDC recently attended the EU referendum panel discussion event in the Kings Conference Centre entitled ‘The UK and Europe. In or Out?’ and found it a very good format for exploring and clarifying the issues around the referendum. In the first hour, each of the four panellists, after being introduced, gave a 15 minute speech on a particular aspect of the EU and the UK’s relationship with it. The entire second hour (and a little bit more) was devoted to questions from the audience.
This event was part of The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative which provides and promotes independent research into the complex subject. It is funded by the (ESRC), and based at Kings College, London. Their website has lots of useful facts and figures as well as discussion papers and analysis.
The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative is putting on events across the country and includes another one in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen business breakfast briefing on the EU will be on the 20th May.
Keynote speakers will be:
- Professor Michael Keating (University of Aberdeen)
- James Bream (Research and Policy Director, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce)