Monthly Archives: April 2016

Impartial Information on EU referendum

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A free ebook entitled Britain’s Decision: Facts and Impartial Analysis for the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, has been published by the Centre on Constitutional Change in collaboration with the David Hume Institute and the Hunter Foundation. The purpose of the publication is to provide answers to voters questions surrounding the referendum. The book identifies 19 key questions and contains chapters written by academics from all over Scotland, including The University of Aberdeen’s Prof. Michael Keating (Politics). You can read the book online/download it here.

EU Discussion Event Part of May Festival 2016

MAY_FESTIVAL_LOGO__DATEOn Saturday 28th May, as part of this year’s May Festival, there will be a discussion event on the EU Referendum, titled Britain and the EU: In, Out or Unsure? It takes place in the King’s Conference Centre at 2pm. The speakers will be Professor Michael Keating, Dr Malcolm Harvey and Professor Claire Wallace all from the University of Aberdeen and Professor Justin Greenwood from Robert Gordon University.

Here’s what to expect:

Whether you have decided one way or the other, or are just looking for more information, this event will offer impartial analysis of the key issues and the potential impact on economy, jobs, immigration and national security. We’ll also explore issues around national sovereignty and the impact on the North-East of Scotland and what either outcome might mean for our future.*

*From the May Festival programme.

So If you missed the similar UK in a Changing Europe discussion in March, fear not, you can catch up next month. For more details and to book your place, click here.

View the full May Festival 2016 programme here.

Facebook chat on professional qualifications

PQchat_promo_post1_basic_1200x1200Planning to work in another EU country?
Do you need to get your qualifications from your home EU country recognised?
Who should you contact? Are you entitled to a European Professional Card?

On Monday 18th April, between 1100 and 1300 CET (1200 – 1400 GMT), 5 legal experts from the Your Europe Advice network will gather for 2 hours to reply to practical questions on professional qualifications. Policy expert colleagues from DG GROW will also be present to help them with questions with a more political nature.

The chat platform is now public, so questions can already be submitted to the wall of the Facebook ‘event’.

You can ask questions in English, French, Italian and Swedish.

U-Multirank: Compare Universities based on Ranking Criteria

logo_startseiteThe EU-funded project U-Multirank has published its third and largest global ranking, helping students, teachers and employers to make the right choice about universities from more than 90 countries. U-Multirank is the first global ranking that allows people to compare universities according to a broad mix of criteria: research performance, teaching and learning, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. This year’s ranking shows that European universities lead the world in regional engagement but can still do more. This was a central issue in the European Commission’s recent consultation on the modernisation of higher education: only one fifth of the more than 1,400 respondents considered that universities play a strong role in national or regional innovation, while three-quarters strongly supported more EU level cooperation in this field. The project is funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, which will allow more than four million young Europeans to study, work, train and volunteer in another country between 2014 and 2020.